Archive for February, 2011

Brooklyn Cable Access Television – “Caught In The Act” Piece

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2011 by Tv Writer's Studio

The cool cats down at Brooklyn Cable Access Television recently spent a morning with us. They just so happened to get it on tape, too. Check it out!


Video provided by Brooklyn Independent Television, a community media program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
All segments are the sole property of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn and cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Our thanks to Greg Sutton and all of the folks over at BCAT. They’ve got a lot of cool programming over there, so check them out!



Photos – SUNY Purchase, 2/16/11

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2011 by Tv Writer's Studio

Some photos from our recent expedition to Westchester County.


SUNY Purchase, 2/16/11

Stephen Molton, SUNY Purchase, 2/16/11

Script Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2011 by Tv Writer's Studio

We’re featured in a new article in the Script Magazine.

PRIMETIME: Learn To Write with Screenwriting Legend Norman Steinberg

Over the past few years, several colleges and universities across the country—USC, UCLA, Emerson, Columbia College Chicago—have started undergrad, graduate, and professional programs designed to educate aspiring writers on the craft and business of television writing.

Many, however, operate in classrooms… using traditional lectures, workshops, etc. …Which doesn’t mean they’re not great experiences—I haven’t gone to any of them, so I don’t know—but a new graduate program at Long Island University recently caught my eye as something uniquely different and valuable… and worth sharing with you here!

There’s a lot of great stuff from Norman in here, such as:

You’ve been successful in both film and TV… but many writers find it difficult to straddle both.  What are the differences between a TV career and a film career… and how have you been able to maintain both?

If anything, those worlds have come much closer together. Used to be that you were branded as either a screenwriter or a TV writer.  I never accepted those strictures and was able to move back and forth with ease. Too many writers pigeonhole themselves and never get out of their own way.  Their mindset should be: “I am a writer, pure and simple. I can write in any genre for any medium. Whattaya need?”

Given the expansive writing being done in television today, it is a less troublesome transition to screenwriting than it was years ago.  There is also a much wider acceptance of TV writers into the screenwriting ranks.  The transition from screen to TV has always been easier. Just look at the proliferation of “A-list” screenwriters working full-time in TV, which was never the case before. Writing for television has definitely moved into the first-class cabin and along with it, greater access to screen work.

In the TV Writers Studio, I encourage my students to write screenplays as well as TV scripts during their free time. I read those scripts and give them notes. Several have already completed screenplays since we started last September. This is to further break down the divide, if there is any, between the big and small screens.”

Visit Script Magazine for the rest! Our thanks to Chad Gervich for writing such a great piece.


We’re Tweeting Now!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2011 by Tv Writer's Studio

That’s right! You can now receive daily blasts of Tv Writer’s Studio goodness in less than 140 characters!

Check us out at @TvWritersStudio!


2011 Recruiting Schedule

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2011 by Tv Writer's Studio

So, you’re thinking to yourself: Okay, I’ve read the website, I’ve looked at the LIU page, but I’d like to meet this Steinberg fellow face to face.

Well, if you live near one of these schools you’ll have a chance soon! Norman will be making appearances to meet prospective students and talk about the program at the following schools/venues on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
B2/B3 South College
12 PM

Thursday, February 10th, 2011
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
LaFayette/Old Mill
10 AM


Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
205 Wilson Hall
6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
SUNY Purchase
Purchase, NY
Location/Time TBA

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Philly Grad Fair
Philadelphia, PA
Time/Location TBA

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Boston Graduate Fair
Boston, MA
Time (Afternoon) and Location TBA

Friday, April 15th, 2011
Magnet For The Masses: When Theatre was Paramount in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
Time/Location TBA

These dates/times are all subject to change so check back often. If you have any questions, or would like to see Norman come to your college or university, e-mail or


Welcome to the TV Writers Studio

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2011 by Tv Writer's Studio


Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2011 by Tv Writer's Studio

Welcome, one and all, to The TV Writer’s Studio at Long Island University-Brooklyn!

I know it doesn’t look like much right now, but this is a temp-page while we’re building our new, fancy website!

Stay tuned!