About Timothy
Timothy Cooper is a filmmaker, playwright, and comedy writer based in Brooklyn.

He wrote and directed the short comedy Lemon, starring Jennifer Westfeldt and Noah Bean, which had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. You can watch the trailer here, and see it at a film festival near you throughout 2017 and 2018.

He also wrote and directed the web sitcom Concierge: The Series, starring comedians from Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Bridesmaids, Last Comic Standing, the Onion News Network, CollegeHumor, and Upright Citizens Brigade. For his work on Concierge, he was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media. The series was an official selection of the International Television Festival and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Short Film Showcase.

His debut political comedy video, “Transparency,” was featured on the front pages of YouTube Comedy and Slate magazine. He also directed two shows that played at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City: the improvised play Sunny-Side Up, and Farebeater: Improv in a Cab, both starring cast members from Silicon Valley, The League, Conan, and more.

Timothy's first feature-writing credit, Away from Here, starring Nick Stahl, Alicia Witt, and Ray Wise, is available on iTunes and Amazon Prime. Watch the trailer here.

He wrote and directed the two-screen digital sitcom pilot We Are Criminal Masterminds, which was a top-five nationwide finalist in the Samsung Second Screen Storytellers Competition at the New York Television Festival. Timothy is also the creator of 365 Loglines, where he posted an original movie idea every day for a year.

He's written commercials for dozens of high-profile brands, including multiple viral spots to promote the YouTube brand during the Super Bowl.

As an adjunct faculty member at New York University in Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Dramatic Writing, he taught an MFA seminar on writing, producing, and directing the pilot episode of an original digital series.

Timothy has also written monologue jokes, desk pieces, and more for hosts Colin Quinn, Larry Wilmore, Michael Ian Black, and Lewis Black for the past four Writers Guild Awards.

He is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America East, the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective Writers' Workshop, and the WGAE Softball Team.

Timothy is currently developing multiple pilots and features with a variety of production companies.

About Blueprint Screenwriting Group

Timothy has taught hundreds of writers throughout the country about screenwriting, storytelling, improv comedy, and writing. He founded Blueprint Screenwriting Group in the spring of 2014 to teach screenwriting in a small, constructive, creative writing-group environment.  

He's worked with clients through one-on-one tutoring, conferences, classes at the Brooklyn Brainery (see his Brooklyn Brainery classes here), and online via Screenwriters University and the Writers Store ​(see his Writers Store classes here).

Other venues where Timothy has taught include:
  • Yale University
  • New York University
  • Nielsen
  • The Thomas Collective
  • Teachers College of Columbia University
  • Lehman College
  • TADA! Youth Theatre
  • New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies
  • The Royal Thai Scholars Program
  • Women in Film & Television International
  • The Jesse Thompkins III Foundation
  • Upwardly Global
  • Screenwriters World Conference
  • Writers Guild of America East
To contact Timothy about speaking at your conference, panel, or event, please email Blueprint.