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Devon Tincknell

  • by — November 15, 2013

    Anyone who grew up in the late-eighties/early-nighties with a VHS collection of animated kids’ movies is undoubtably familiar with Gary Goldman’s work. After leaving Disney with Don Bluth at the end of the seventies, Goldman and Bluth created a run of films that captured the dark, compelling mood of early Disney films like Bambi or Dumbo. You know, [...]

  • by — October 31, 2013

    As a student of television writing, I now follow television criticism the way sports fans watch ESPN. Just like my roommates consumed pre-season football coverage, looking for hot tips for their fantasy leagues, I recently watched the entertainment news analyze and predict the rise and fall of this season’s new series. Among that coverage, I [...]

  • by — October 24, 2013

    Don’t shoot the messenger, but I watched the pilot for Sleepy Hollow the other night and I think it might have been… surprisingly good. Although critics were initially citing it as this fall’s quickly canceled Fox failure, I walked away from the pilot a little bit stunned by its potential. The plot is ridiculous — mixing a National [...]

  • by — October 17, 2013

    On Tuesday, October 16, Cohort IV received a visit from writer/producer, Sang Kyu Kim. This is Sang’s second visit to TVWS. Previously, Sang visited Cohort II. He has served as both writer and producer for “The Walking Dead,” “Hawthorne,” and Starz’s first originally produced series “Crash.” Sang discussed everything from how he began in the [...]

  • by — October 12, 2013

    Channel Surfing will be a new recurring feature on the TVWS blog, presenting a weekly round-up of television news. The ‘Breaking Bad’ Legacy: Now That It’s Over, Where Does It Stand? – The Hollywood Reporter The tragic rise and fall of Walter White came to an end on September 29th, but the Breaking Bad think piece [...]

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    by — October 7, 2013

    On Sunday afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending the New Yorker Festival’s “Television and Politics” panel at Florence Gould Hall. New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum was joined by a who’s who of the post-West Wing television world to talk about a variety of topics, ranging from why political television seems cynical in the Age of Obama [...]

  • by — October 7, 2013

    Hello TV Writers Studio blog readers, my name is Devon Tincknell and I’m one of the new authors you’ll see frequently posting here this semester. I’m a former freelance journalist/vagabond/medical guinea pig who decided that he might as well take a shot at the bright lights of showbiz before settling for a steady gig running [...]

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