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Film, TV Writer to Speak at UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center

Film, TV Writer to Speak at UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center

Theatre professor Stu Krieger will share industry insights and survival skills at Oct. 28 event.

(October 17, 2011)

Stu Krieger

Stu Krieger

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Award-winning film and television writer Stu Krieger will discuss “From Hollywood to Academia” on Friday, Oct. 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the UC Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center, 75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive.

Krieger will share industry insights and survival skills that he brings to the classroom in mentoring the next generation of aspiring writers. The event is presented by the UCR Gift Planning Advisory Board of Coachella Valley, and is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Reservations are required by Oct. 27 and may be made by calling (951) 827-6186.

Krieger, professor of theatre at UC Riverside, has written for film and television for 30 years, working with Hollywood icons such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ron Howard and Goldie Hawn. He has co-written the Emmy award-winning mini-series “A Year in the Life” and was nominated for the Humanitas Prize for the Disney Channel original movie “Going to the Mat.”

He wrote the animated film “The Land Before Time” and 10 original movies for the Disney Channel, has been a story editor and writer on Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” and the supervising producer on the ABC Television series “Jack’s Place.” He is the head writer and story editor of the Nickelodeon animated preschool series “Toot & Puddle.”

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

A broadcast studio with fiber cable to the AT&T Hollywood hub is available for live or taped interviews. UCR also has ISDN for radio interviews. To learn more, call (951) UCR-NEWS.

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