TV Writing Master Class: Rip It From the Headlines

TV writer, and Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist Deborah Seibel takes us through the steps of transforming a real news story into a television script. How do you structure a piece of journalism and transform it into an episode of TV? How far can you bend the truth in the service of fiction? How do you acquire life rights?

Join the LIU TV Writers Studio for this FREE master class.

Sunday, December 9, 2018
1 - 3 pm
LIU - H Building
2nd Floor
Media Arts Lounge

For more information: kmur.hardeman@liu.edu

All About Debby:

Deborah Starr Seibel (aka Debby) is a multiple award-winning journalist, screenwriter and, for the past seven years, visiting professor at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. As a television reporter, she won a George Foster Peabody award for investigative journalism, two Emmy Awards (for spot and live news coverage), and First Place from the Associated Press for one of her documentaries. As a print journalist, she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Parade and USA Today. In addition, she is a long-time national correspondent for TV Guide.

In prime time, Deborah is credited with five years on staff. She wrote six episodes for the final season of NBC's Sisters and spent three additional years on the staff of Promised Land, the spin-off to CBS's Touched By An Angel. She has also written episodes for Mysterious Ways and 21 Jump Street. In the past two years, she has sold two pilots to CBS Television.

This combination of reporting on television and working within the industry has created a unique perspective. In 2010, Deborah was awarded two USC Annenberg Fellowships to receive her Master's Degree in Specialized Journalism/The Arts.