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Associate Professor in Screenwriting, Emerson College

Weiko Lin's book "Crazy Screenwriting Secrets: How to Capture a Global Audience" is available on July 1, 2019 wherever books are sold with the Chinese edition publishing in 2020 for Mainland China.

A writer/producer, Weiko has written projects for the Mark Gordon Company, Ivanhoe Pictures, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Don Mischer Productions, the Unison Company (Taiwan), and Wanda Pictures (China). Fluent in Mandarin, he produced and wrote the original story for the Chinese-language romance film 100 Days, which released theatrically in Taiwan and premiered in Mainland China as an official selection of the 2014 Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival.

For the screen, Weiko adapted River Town, the New York Times Notable Book and bestselling memoir by Peter Hessler for Fugitive Films and acclaimed director Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death, Disney Nature’s Born in China). In television, he has written a pilot for Super Deluxe (former digital studio of Turner/WarnerMedia).

Recipient of a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award, Weiko earned his MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. He was also recognized as a finalist for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. A Fulbright Senior Specialist, Weiko has taught at institutions including UCLA, Northwestern University, and Taipei National University of the Arts. He is a tenured Associate Professor at Emerson College.

A member of Writers Guild of America West and Dramatist Guild of America, he is represented by Anonymous Content and United Talent Agency.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Emerson College


  • 2019
    CRAZY SCREENWRITING SECRETS: How to Capture A Global Audience, Michael Wiese Productions

Professional Memberships

  • Writers Guild of America West
  • Dramatist Guild of America