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ANOTHER CHAPMAN TV SUCCESS STORY

August 31, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

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DREAM IT, SHOOT IT, BROADCAST IT

August 20, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW POSSIBILITIES It’s that time of year again – the week before school starts back up.  It’s a hectic time – professors like me scrambling to get syllabi and lecture notes ready, students are scrambling to move back into dorms or apartments and stock up on textbooks and Ramen noodles.  But most

RISING ABOVE NOMINATED AT NYTV FESTIVAL

August 13, 2010 by | Kudos!

When you're hot, you're hot.  And narrative TV at Chapman is hot!  For the second year in a row, our flagship project, a full-length TV pilot, was nominated as Outstanding Drama at the NYTV Festival to be held Sept. 20-25.  What's amazing about our success is that this is not merely a student competition, but

WRITER’S BLOCK? NO SUCH THING IN TV

August 3, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

WRITER’S BLOCK?  NO SUCH THING IN TV Most successful TV shows make 22-24 episodes per season – the equivalent in terms of length of writing and shooting 6-12 feature films in about 9 months.  Because of this, a TV writer’s life is all about constant deadlines and meeting them come hell or high water.  Writer’s

ALUMNI INTERVIEW: MILES LEICHER

July 29, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

ALUMNI INTERVIEW: MILES LEICHER  What was your major and when did you graduate? I started out as a Film Production major, but switched to Television Production and Broadcast Journalism after my freshman year. I received an honorable discharge (graduated) in May 2007. Where do you work now? For most of the year I work on

CHAPMAN TV WRITER WINS $10,000 HUMANITAS PRIZE

July 15, 2010 by | Kudos!

Less than two months after graduating, Chapman TV and Screenwriting student Clay Keller has won the $10,000 David & Lynn Angell Comedy Writing Fellowship for his original pilot script "Dinner Theater."  The script was written by Clay for his FTV 328 Seminar in Television Writing course.  The fellowship, part of the prestigious Humanitas Awards for excellence

Can Creativity be Taught?

July 7, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

As someone who teaches TV writing and producing at one of the world’s premier film schools I get asked certain questions all the time: How do you get an agent? (subject for another blog post) How do you break into TV? (see blog of 6/9/2010) Can creativity be taught? The answer to this last question

Alumni Interview: Molly Wilson

June 23, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

ALUMNI INTERVIEW: MOLLY WILSON   What was your major and when did you graduate? TV Production/Broadcast Journalism – 2007   Where do you work now? I work at Warner Bros. Television in Current Programming   What do you like most about your job? I love the fast pace the world of TV offers.  The problems

What’s a Showrunner? (Part 2)

June 17, 2010 by | TV Writing / Production

Here's a link to a great round table discussion where some of today's top TV writer/producers reveal how they do it on a daily basis. Roundtable: Seth MacFarlane, Ryan Murphy, Chuck Lorre, Doug Ellin, Steve Levitan, Linda Wallem — Th livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com By Matthew Belloni "This place looks like Johnny Sack's office," Seth MacFarlane noted at