CSULB FEA Department Office: UTC 104 Phone: 562-985-5404 Fax: 562-985-5405
Interim Undergraduate Advisor
Brian Alan Lane
Brian Alan Lane, BA, MFA, JD, is a novelist, nonfiction writer, media commentator, attorney, professor, and screenwriter, whose bestselling book, "Cat and Mouse", was described as "A masterpiece... that could have been concocted by Vladimir Nabokov" (The Boston Book Review, by a reviewer who otherwise detested Mr. Lane and his Hollywood history).
Speaking of that hideous Hollywood history whose primary purpose was to pay off ex-wives and cover party trips to France, Mr. Lane very much enjoyed writing and/or producing more than one hundred television pilots, series, episodes, feature films, and omnimedia exhibitions (series include "Remington Steele", "Hunter", "In The House", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", among many others); his diverse short fiction and media commentaries are published regularly in literary journals and periodicals worldwide. One such story, "Body of Work", was adapted to film and became an Official Selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2006. Mr. Lane's script for "Where Do The Balloons Go?" was directed by Robert Butler and became an Official Selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2009.
Mr. Lane was, for a recent time, Publisher of the renowned literary journal "Sweet Fancy Moses"; is the creator/writer/producer of the SciFi Podvision Performance Novel "The Peacemaker"; and his day job is Professor of Writing, Production, and Comedy here in FEA at CSULB, where he co-helms the sui generis inter-disciplinary MFA Degree Program in Dramatic Writing, and is the Founding Artistic Director and Executive Producer of the CSULB SONY Premiere Film Festival, and Founding Artistic Director Emeritus of The William Link Theatre.
Mr. Lane is a member of the State Bar of California, the writers organization PEN USA, the Mystery Writers of America, and the Writers Guild of America (where he has been honored with the award of Lifetime Active Membership and a place on the TV Credits Policy Board -- the latter conferring him legal status as an "expert reader").
Mr. Lane's original play "The Caterer", which he wrote and directed, starring LeVar Burton, James Liao, Angelle Brooks and Cynthia Watros, had its world premiere at The Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles, running April-May 2009.
Mr. Lane has 4 dogs, 7 turtles, and 1 kidney. That adds up to 12.