In this special Harvardwood masterclass, Emmy Award-winning TV writer and producer Steve Tompkins AB '88 will discuss a comedy pilot currently in development.
The masterclass will begin at 7:30pm at the Los Angeles Film School. *Participants (Harvardwood members only) will be required to read the pilot in advance in order to prepare for the masterclass. Only confirmed registrants will receive the pilot via email. This event is only open to dues-current Harvardwood members.
Steve Tompkins is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer with many successful credits to his name. He began his career at the groundbreaking “In Living Color,” working closely with Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, and Keenen and Damon Wayans. Mr. Tompkins then wrote for the hit animated series “The Critic” and “The Simpsons,” where he won an Emmy for his work. He also co-created the animated series “The PJs” starring Eddie Murphy, and served as consulting producer on “Everybody Loves Raymond.” During his tenure as Executive Producer of “The Bernie Mac Show,” Mr. Tompkins won the Humanitas Award for writing the episode “Sweet Home Chicago” and was nominated for an individual Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for his episode “Goodbye, Dolly.” Mr. Tompkins has also developed original shows for FOX, Nickelodeon and HBO, including the popular series “Entourage.” Recently, he wrote and produced CBS’ longrunning hit, “Two and a Half Men,” and is currently staffed on Netflix’s “The Ranch,” which stars Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger and will premiere in winter 2016.