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Guest Artists 2020-2021

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, our FTVM faculty and students have been continually rising to the challenge of teaching and learning in a number of unique and alternative ways. Please note that the guest artists for the fall of 2020 have been virtual visits. 


Brent Forrester, Emmy winner, 7-time Emmy nominee, and comedy writing savant, shared the secrets of writing TV sit-coms and sketch in a two-hour tour de force ZOOM with FTVM students on Thursday, September 17, 2020. 

FTVM alum Supriya Kelkar, now screenwriter and children's book author, spoke with Assistant Professor Swapnil Rai's FTVM 441:Global Bollywood class at the end of September, sharing her experiences and advice on how to make it in Bollywood. Kelkar co-wrote the screenplays for Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Eklavya

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Bill Collage, Screenwriter and Michigan alum (’92,) described his journey from Ann Arbor to the top of the Hollywood mountain and the lessons he learned along the way. In the Q & A that followed, Mr. Collage handled a wide range of excellent questions from FTVM 300 and 400 screenwriting and television writing students and shared the wisdom of his experience to help guide them in their own respective journeys.