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    by — March 3, 2014

            Professor Stephen Molton of TVWS will visit Hamline University this Thursday, March 6th to speak with students about seeking a career as a TV Writer. Among other things, Professor Molton will discuss the TV Writer’s Studio program, and what it can offer those interested in following this lucrative career path. The [...]

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    by — February 25, 2014

    On February 11th, the students in Cohort Four were lucky enough to receive a visit from Jerry Offsay. Mr. Offsay currently serves as the CEO of the production company that he created in 2003.  Before that, he served as the president of programming for Showtime Networks. During his ten-year tenure there, the network’s program slate [...]

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    by — February 21, 2014

    “Have your own voice, get in the door” was one concise, yet effective piece of advice Clyde Phillips imparted to Cohort IV on his Feb. 11th visit to the TV Writers Studio. Acclaimed television writer, producer, and novelist, Phillips is widely known for his work as Executive Producer and Show-runner of Dexter (seasons one through [...]

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    by — February 15, 2014

    Do you have what it takes to be a television writer? The TV Writers Studio will be making a stop at Wesleyan University on Wednesday, February 19th to speak with students about the program! If you’re a student interested in pursuing this exciting career path stop by our table on the first floor of the [...]

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    by — February 5, 2014

    The first installment of the TV Writers Studio’s “Making of OSS” is finally here! Go behind the scenes of Cohort III’s film production about The Office of Strategic Services, a spy organization started in World War II. Episode 1 takes us inside pre-production as students welcome director Jonathan Frakes and prepare for the massive task [...]

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    by — January 21, 2014

    The friendly folks at Newsday stopped by the OSS set last week at CW Post. Cohort III was in the midst of its intense production with director Jonathan Frakes. Star Trek star directs writer’s workshop at LIU-Brooklyn [Newsday} Stay tuned for a full recap of the production!

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    by — December 10, 2013

    Todd Dakotah Briscoe of Cohort III began a blog a few months ago entitled “How May We Hate You.” It captures the hilarious, frustrating, and ridiculous moments of being a concierge at a hotel in New York City. Since it’s inception it has gained massive amounts of attention, and this past week it was the [...]

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    by — November 23, 2013

    Mitch Semel has taken a unique path in the entertainment industry. From traditional networks like CBS to comedic newspapers like The Onion to groundbreaking endeavors like HuffPost Live, Mr. Semel has covered a lot of areas. At one point in his career he used his knowledge of television to assist the US Department of Defense. [...]

  • 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, [...]

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