Phil Rosenthal
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Phil Rosenthal - May 1, 2006

Phil Rosenthal, creator and executive producer of the long-running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond shares his experience running the show and working in television. Rosenthal, who has won multiple Emmy Awards for his creative endeavors, spoke as a guest of Pulitzer Prize-Winning television critic Howard Rosenberg, who teaches the television symposium class at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.


Suzanne Todd
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Suzanne Todd - Apr 28, 2006

Suzanne Toddhas become one of cinema¹s leading producers, along with her sister Jennifer who is the other half of Team Todd. Together the two have been a driving force behind a string of commercially and critically acclaimed films ranging from the Austin Powers series to Memento. Suzanne Todd was a featured guest at the Zaki Gordon Speaker Series, hosted by the Division of Writing for Screen & Television at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode of the Zaki Gordon Speakers Series podcast.

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross - Mar 24, 2006

Gary Ross has written numerous hit films, including Big, Mr. Baseball, Dave and Lassie, in addition to directing Pleasantville and Seabiscuit, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Ross was a featured guest at the Zaki Gordon Speaker Series, hosted by the Division of Writing for Sceen & Television at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode of the Zaki Gordon Speakers Series podcast.




Ken Burns
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Ken Burns - Feb 27, 2006

Ken Burns is a highly acclaimed documentary filmmaker, whose epic pieces run the gamut from The Civil War to Baseball to Jazz and many others. His novel use of "moving" still images and other techniques is cited by many observers as a leading catalyst for the revival of the documentary genre. Burns spoke at Howard Rosenberg's television symposium class at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.


Frank Wuliger
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Frank Wuliger - Feb 21, 2006

Frank Wuliger, vice president of the Feature Literary Department at the Gersh Agency, represents writers and directors and has worked on films such as Eve's Bayou, The Day After Tomorrow, Chocolat, The Wedding Date, Dogfight and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. A linchpin to projects that range from independents to blockbusters, Wuliger fosters young writers and helps them build careers. An episode of the Zaki Gordon Speakers Series podcast.


Barry Blaustein
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Barry Blaustein - Jan 13, 2006

Barry Blausteinis best known for having written such comedy classics as Coming to America, Boomerang and The Nutty Professor I & II. Blaustein recently penned and directed The Ringer, which stars Johnny Knoxville, and directed the critically acclaimed documentary Beyond the Mat. He worked as head writer and supervising producer on Saturday Night Live in the early '80s, where he wrote and developed characters such as Buckwheat, Velvet Jones, Mr. Robinson and Gumby. An episode of the Zaki Gordon Speakers Series podcast.