Phill Branch is a graduate of the American Film Institute (MFA, Screenwriting) and most recently served as an Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at his undergraduate alma mater Hampton University. Phill’s creative nonfiction work inspired his live, personal essay showcase dear diary…tales of love, life, pain & stupidity. The showcase ran for two years in L.A. and featured the work of a diverse group of writers and performers. In 2012, Phill’s essay “Chicago,” was published in the anthology For Colored Boys who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out and Coming Home. In recent years he has received fellowships from National Association of Television Program Executives and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications In addition, he created and serves as a writer/producer on the award-winning web series The PuNanny Diaries.