Hollywood Writer Norman Steinberg to Visit FAVS!
Friday, December 11
11am – 12pm
Delaski Performing Arts Building
BLACK BOX THEATER (ground floor)
Learn about the work of Norman Steinberg and his new MFA program in TV Writing and Producing / TV Studio at Long Island University, Brooklyn.
Norman Steinberg is the Director of the MFA in Writing and Producing for Television Program Director. Before accepting his current position as Parsons Family University Professor at Long Island University, Steinberg’s screenwriting career began under the tutelage of his mentor and friend Mel Brooks when he became part of the team with Andrew Bergman and Richard Pryor that wrote Blazing Saddles. What followed was an almost forty year screenwriting career that includes My Favorite Year starring Peter O’Toole; Johnny Dangerously and Mr. Mom starring Michael Keaton; Bryan DePalma’s Wise Guys starring Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo; and many others including the film that ended Luciano Pavarotti’s screen career, Yes Georgio. Steinberg’s screenwriting career continues to this day.
The M.F.A. in Writing and Producing for Television is a highly competitive program, which seeks to recruit 20-25 students who exhibit the ability to express themselves clearly and creatively in the written form. Applicants need not have a background in writing for TV, or film. However, they will be required to submit, as part of the admissions process (see below), writing samples that demonstrate the potential required to write for the television medium.