Jule Selbo

Jule Britt Selbo is an American screenwriter, playwright, author, producer and professor. She was born in Fargo, North Dakota.[1] She is currently a Professor in the Cinema and Television Arts Department at California State University, Fullerton and is a member of the WGA.


Selbo attended Southern Methodist University and obtained her B.F.A. She continued her educational path into graduate school and received her M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina and her Ph.D. from the University of Exeter for her work in Film Genre.[2]


Selbo has worked with industry pioneers like George Lucas, Roland Joffe, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Michael Newell, Aaron Spelling and with all the major Hollywood Studios. She was involved in screenwriting and producing works in feature film, television, animated series and daytime dramas for Columbia Pictures, Paramount, Universal and HBO.[2]

Selbo has written animated films for the Jim Henson Company and Walt Disney Studios, notably work on Ariel’s Beginning, Cinderella II and The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.


Selbo has written books for screenwriters on screenwriting structure[3] and film genre as well as on film history[4] including Women Screenwriters: An International Guide and Film Genre for Screenwriters.

She is a co-editor of the Journal of Screenwriting (Intellect Press) since 2008 until current day.[5] She has also written for theatre with productions in New York, Los Angeles, Louisville and other theaters in the USA.



Year Title Credits Notes
1989-1992 Life Goes On Story Editor/Producer 5 episodes
1994-1995 Models Inc. Supervising Producer 28 episodes
1995-1999 Melrose Place Consulting Producer 24 episodes
1998-2001 Undressed Executive Producer 130 episodes
2006 Beyond the Fence Consulting Producer Short


Year Title Notes
1985-1988 Tales From the Darkside 10 episodes
1988 Raising Miranda 1 episode
1988 Annie McGuire 1 episode
1989-1990 Monsters 3 episodes
1991 Prison Stories: Women on the Inside Segment "3"
1991 The Flash 1 episode
1991 A Dancer Short Film
1991 Hard Promises Feature
1993 Johnny Bago 1 episodes
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 6 episodes
1994 Hercules and the Amazon Women
1994-1995 Models Inc. 5 episodes
1995 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye
1996 Space: Above and Beyond 1 episode
1996 The Adventures of Sinbad 1 episode
1998-1999 Melrose Place 3 episodes
2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure
2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid
2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
2002 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Segment “Tall Tail”
2008 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues
2008 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
2011 Pound Puppies 1 episode


  1. ^ "Jule Selbo Biography (1954-)". www.filmreference.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  2. ^ a b "College of Communications - Selbo, Jule". communications.fullerton.edu. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  3. ^ Fink, Edward J. (2014-01-03). Dramatic Story Structure: A Primer for Screenwriters. Routledge. p. 34. ISBN 9781135081225.
  4. ^ Nelmes, Jill (2014-09-01). "'Screenwriting research: No longer a lost cause': A keynote presentation at the SRN Conference 2013". Journal of Screenwriting. 5 (3): 301–311. doi:10.1386/josc.5.3.301_1.
  5. ^ "Jule Selbo". www.writersstore.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.

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