Featuring Late Night with Seth Meyers' writer/performer Jenny Hagel (and my ex-student) --



Moderating panel on Late Night Comedy

Come check it out --

MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage and EPICS present this year's Writer's Panel featuring major players in late night TV comedy. Most of our guests are NU alumni, and all are incredibly accomplished in the the competitive world of TV comedy, so please come and listen to them discuss their personal experience in the industry, and their recommendations to new grads on how to start their careers. 

Special Guests: 

Jill Leiderman- Executive Producer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Rob Cohen- Writer/Director, The Big Bang Theory, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons
Jen Spyra- Writer & Performer, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jenny Hagel- Writer & Performer, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Impractical Jokers, Ladylike

Moderator: Radio/TV/Film Department Chairman and MFA Writing for Screen and Stage Director Dave Tolchinsky.


NU included in Variety's list of 20 competitive film programs

Happy to see NU included in this very intriguing, international list. Wish the blurb had described all our programs (undergrad/MFA in Doc Media/MA in Sound Arts & Industries/PhD in Screen Cultures) but of course pleased that the Northwestern University MFA in Writing for Screen+Stage (the program I direct) was highlighted:


My Short, The Coming of Age, is on Digital Box Office

The short I wrote and produced is on Digital Box Office

Viewing is free, it's about 15 minutes. Yes, you'll have to register w Digital Box Office, but it's quick to do.  And thanks for voting/rating.  I look forward to your thoughts.



with Melika Bass, Dan Silverstein, Kelly Kaczynski, and Deb Tolchinsky.