Maureen Eich VanWalleghan
Maureen is a filmmaker, educator and writer. Her work includes an award-winning short film A Blue Uncertain Buzz (Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screen Writing and Best Arizona Short at the Prescott Film Festival). As an educator, Maureen’s career spans fifteen years and includes teaching seniors citizens and students from seventh grade through graduate school. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College. Before becoming a teacher in NYC, she owned a graphic design studio, MJE Designs, and a contemporary art gallery in Tribeca called Eich Space. During the three years of her gallery’s existence, publicity garnered included reviews in Art in America and Art Forum. Notable collectors included American playwrights Edward Albee and Tony Kushner. More of Maureen’s writing can be found at her two blogs Welcome to Mommyville and Run Mo Run. Maureen is also developing two TV pilots, a feature-length script and an historical miniseries set during the American Revolution. Her newest endeavor is EduFeaturettes, a company that transforms historical-based TV and film into educational featurettes for the elementary, high school and college classroom. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and daughter.