The Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media has published an article co-authored by Professor Patricia Phalen and SMPA MA alumna Julia Osellame ('11) titled "Writing Hollywood: Rooms With a Point of View." Based on interviews with various Hollywood television writers, the article analyzes the culture and politics of "the writers' room," including what makes this institution work and who survives its demanding environment. The article can be read in its entirety by visiting bit.ly/writinghollywood.
Professor Phalen recently shared the research contained in "Writing Hollywood" at the Gothenburg International Film Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she participated in the annual TV Drama Vision seminar.
Watch the short Skype interview below featuring Professor Phalen describing her work while on sabbatical in California.