Campus Directory: Bob Cousins

University of Lethbridge

Bob Cousins
Fine Arts - New Media Department
Office: W884 (University Centre for the Arts)
Phone: (403) 329-2688
Fax: (403) 382-7127


MFA (Screenwriting), York University; MA (Drama), University of Lethbridge; BA (Economics), University of Lethbridge


Screenwriting, writing for television, Film Comedy, Animation History, New Media Influences On Traditional Narrative Structure, Writing For Comedy, Writing For Animation, Web Series, Film History, Gaming History, Narrative For Gaming

Research Areas

Suckin' in the Seventies (2019) Time Travel Action Comedy, Summer of Love (2018) Thriller/Crime Drama, Comic-Conned (2017) Comedy, Smuggler's Blues (2016) Action, Winner of the "Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition" for Action/Adventure in 2017/2018, Winner of the "Fresh Voices Spotlight Award for Best Dialogue" in 2017/2018, Nominated for a "Fresh Voices Spotlight Award for Best Role Written for a Leading Man" 2017/2018, Semi-final winner of the "ScreenCraft Action/Thriller Screenplay Contest" in 2017


Bob Cousins was born and raised in Lethbridge but does not hold this against himself. After earning his BA in Economics from the University of Lethbridge, he became the first student to receive an MA from the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts. He completed an MFA in Screenwriting at York University.

Bob has written twenty feature length screenplays and a television pilot for a situation comedy. His script, Smuggler's Blues", was a winner of the "Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition" in 2018 and won a Spotlight Award for best dialogue. He is actively seeking an agent in Los Angeles and dreams of becoming the next Joe Gillis.

Research Interests

Screenwriting, film comedy, animation history, situation comedies, writing for television, new media as a source for and influence on screenwriting and film, writing for comedy, writing for animation, American films of the 1970's, the Golden Age of Hollywood, cult and independent films

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