Columbia College Chicago

Virtual Career Talk: Writing for Film, TV, and Theatre with Ken LaZebnik

Ken LaZebnik writes for television, film and the theatre. He shares story credit with Garrison Keillor for director Robert Altman’s last film: A Prairie
Home Companion. LaZebnik wrote the Lionsgate film Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage, released in 2008, starring Peter O’Toole and Marcia Gay

Instructor Richard Petrizzi will moderate and lead the discussion during his Television Career Strategies morning class, but all interested
students are welcome to attend this virtual session at the Career Center. Space is limited. Please register on Handshake in advance. 

More about our virtual guest:

Ken Lazebnik’s television writing has ranged from over 20 scripts for Touched by An Angel, to writing for Army Wives, Providence, Star Trek: Enterprise, and the new series When Calls The Heart on the Hallmark Channel. His plays have frequently been premiered at The Mixed Blood
Theatre in Minneapolis, directed by Jack Reuler. The most recent of these collaborations was On The Spectrum, which premiered in November 2011.
He wrote three PBS specials for their series “In Concert at the White House,” which were filmed in the East Room of the White House. These featured
such varied performers as Broadway stars Patti LuPone and Jennifer Holiday, and country star Toby Keith. He is the Founding Director of the Stephens
College MFA in TV and Screenwriting Program, a Low Residency program based in Hollywood.

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:00am

Career Center, Presentation Room
754 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago IL 60605

Event Type

Networking, Presentation, Talk, Career Planning


Students, Career Center


film, theatre, TV, CTVA, virtualtalk



Contact Name

Angela Sheridon

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