The Writers’ Table I & II

The fall semester serves as an introduction to the basics and complexities of television script writing, and the seamless integration of the written script into the development stage of the television production process. Students each begin work on their own script, which forms part of the central anthology series project.

After their work in the winter intensive, students reconvene in the spring to revise and deliver their draft episode of the anthology series. They will also begin exploring the intricacies of production as the series moves from the development stage into pre-production.



Kenneth LaZebnik is the Director of the MFA in Writing and Producing for Television Program Director. writes for television, film and the theatre.  He shares story credit with Garrison Keillor for director Robert Altman’s last film:  A Prairie Home Companion.  LaZebnik wrote the Lionsgate film Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage, released in 2008, starring Peter O’Toole and Marcia Gay Harden.

His television writing has ranged from over twenty scripts for Touched by An Angel, to writing for Army WivesProvidence, Star Trek: Enterprise, and the new series When Calls The Heart on the Hallmark Channel.

Ken is also the Founding Director of the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting Program, a Low Residency program based in Hollywood.