Intercom

intercom home  |  advanced search  |  about intercom  |  alerts  |  faq  |  help  |  rss  

user functions

Log into intercom now

Current Ithaca College community members may contribute stories and comments as well as view additional topics by logging in.

Reset My Password

roundup

E-mail
Roundup

Sign up to receive a summary of Intercom headlines via e-mail three times a week.

Four writer-producers from "South Park," "Nip/Tuck" and VHIís recent Tori Spelling sitcom "So NoTorious" spoke to students attending the Los Angeles program at ICLAís Pendleton Center Nov. 15.

The event included a freewheeling panel discussion on their shows, careers and the state of the TV industry, as well as a lengthy Q & A session.

The panelists included: Nancy Pimental, a staff writer on "South Park" for four seasons and screenwriter of the Cameron Diaz film "The Sweetest Thing"; writer-producer Jennifer Salt, a recent WGA nominee for her writing work on "Nip/Tuck," a show she has been on since it was launched on FX four seasons ago; and Mike Chessler & Chris Alberghini, creators-writers-producers (and sometime co-directors) of "So NoTorious" and former writer-producers of the sitcoms "Whoopi" and "Reba."

The writer-producers spoke at length about the plusses and minuses of working in TV; the differences between network and cable shows; the day-to-day life of being both a writer and producer; working on staff as opposed to solo; how ideas come about; their individual writing process; and what itís like to be in a "writerís room." There was also advice on what aspiring writers need to know and do upon graduation from school as well as talk of future projects and possible employment opportunities for IC students.

The panel was moderated by Pendleton Center professional-in-residence Steven Ginsberg and ICLA TV writing instructor Mark Kruger.

TV Writers-Producer Speak at Pendleton Center in Los Angeles | 0 Comments |
The following comments are the opinions of the individuals who posted them. They do not necessarily represent the position of Intercom or Ithaca College, and the editors reserve the right to monitor and delete comments that violate College policies.
Refresh view