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Andy Schmidt

Andy Schmidt

Andy Schmidt is a working Transmedia Storyteller who has worked in and with the film and TV industries, the video game industry, the comic book industry, the toy industry, and more. He’s also a media producer with a few documentary credits to his name. He is the founder of Comics Experience, the world’s largest online comic book school.

He’s best known for his prolific work as an editor at Marvel Comics, often credited with the resurgence in popularity of “Marvel’s Cosmic Characters” which paved the way to the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY feature film to be released in 2014. In addition to running Screen Experience and Comics Experience, Andy does consulting and writing work in Intellectual Property Development and Management, which has led to a unique career on both east and west coasts of the United States.

Andy is pleased to offer high quality courses in the various media he is so passionate about.


Patrick Rieger

Patrick Rieger’s recent writing credits include Justice League Action (Cartoon Network), Niko and the Sword of Light (Amazon), Mission Force One (Disney Jr.), Thunderbirds Are Go (ITV), Slugterra (Disney XD), and Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (Netflix). In addition to teaching this class, he currently serves as co-head writer on an upcoming project for Warner Brothers Animation. He lives in Los Angeles with his family, and has spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.

Clip from Thunderbirds Are Go:

Clip from Justice League Action:


Kyle Pennington

Kyle Pennington

Kyle Pennington is a television writer credited with writing episodes of the blockbuster television series, Lost. He was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the fourth season of Lost. The writing staff was nominated for the award again at the February 2010 ceremony for their work on the fifth season.

Kyle worked as part of the Lost crew from 2004 through 2009 and later became a staff writer on Star Wars: The Clone Wars during the fourth season. He attended the University of California, San Diego where his major in Visual Arts allowed him to study both filmmaking and writing. He is pleased to be working with Screen Experience to pass on the valuable craft-based skills, including pitching episodic and full concepts, that he’s learned over the years as well as give real world advice and knowledge about the Television industry.


More Instructors to be announced soon!