Interview with Jeff Melvoin at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC2015)

On April 12th, 2015 – eBOSS Canada was honored to interview Jeff Melvoin at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC2015)


MINI BIO: Emmy Award winner Jeff Melvoin has spent the last 30 years as a writer-producer in episodic television, most recently as Executive Producer of the Lifetime series ARMY WIVES. Prior to that, Melvoin was Executive Producer of the ABC series In JUSTICE, ALIAS, and LINE OF FIRE, Executive Producer of the Showtime series GOING TO CALIFORNIA, and Executive Producer of the CBS series EARLY EDITION and PICKET FENCES; he was Supervising Producer of the CBS series NORTHERN EXPOSURE, for which he wrote 18 episodes. Other writer-producer credits include the NBC series HILL STREET BLUES and REMINGTON STEELE. For his work on NORTHERN EXPOSURE, Jeff received an Emmy, two Golden Globes, and a Television Critics Association award.

A graduate of Harvard University, Jeff worked as a Time magazine correspondent before entering television. A past board member of the Mystery Writers of America (Southern California Chapter) and the Writers Guild of America, West, in 2004 Jeff co-authored a WGA booklet, Writing for Episodic TV, which is still in print. He has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and UCLA Extension and has been a Visiting Lecturer in Dramatic Arts at Harvard. He is founder and chair of the WGA Show Runner Training Program, now in its tenth year, and the WGA Writers Education Committee, now in its twelfth year. He recently received the WGA’s Morgan Cox Award given to those members “whose vital ideas, continuing efforts and personal sacrifice best exemplify the ideal of service to the Guild.” He and his wife, Martha Hartnett Melvoin, live in Los Angeles and have two sons, Nick and Charlie.
(Mini Bio Courtesy of TSC – Toronto Screenwriting Conference)

TORONTO SCREENWRITING CONFERENCE: http://www.torontoscreenwritingconfer


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