Screenwriter - Fiction Writer - Teacher - Basketball Coach


Alex y RobertRobert Rue is a writer, teacher and basketball coach who lives with his wife, son and daughter in New York City. His feature-length script DETROIT won the Drama category at The 2015 Austin Film Festival, and his screenplay KNOWING JACK won the Drama category of the 2012 Page International Screenwriting Awards. Rue has also won a Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for his fiction.

Rue earned his Masters degree at the Bread Loaf School of English and his undergraduate degree at Haverford College, where he played varsity basketball for four years. He also had one-year stints as a college assistant coach at his alma mater and at Tufts University.

He taught English and creative writing for 15 years at St. Andrew’s School in Delaware, where he also coached the state’s first and only McDonald’s All-American, Eric Boateng.

He currently teaches screenwriting and short story writing at The Calhoun School in Manhattan, where he also is a varsity basketball coach.

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Projects in the Works: EXECUTIVE FUNCTION—a sci-fi drama pilot for cable.