TV producer Peter Engel to lecture on show biz careers Oct. 6

Author: Megan Connelly


Peter Engel, executive producer of NBCs “Last Comic Standing,” will deliver a talk titled “Your TV and Motion Picture Future” at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6) in the Browning Cinema of the Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame. Part of the FTT Talks sessions, organized by the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, the presentation is free and open to the public.p. In his lecture, Engel will discuss strategies for “making it” in the world of entertainment and share his experience working on successful network television programs. He also will conduct a master class for FTT students on Tuesday, which is open by invitation only. Interested students should contact Christine Becker, assistant professor of FTT, at, to sign up.p. For more than 30 years Engel has been an award-winning television writer and producer. Best known for his hit NBC “tween” show, “Saved By The Bell,” now syndicated in 85 countries, he also has produced such NBC programs as “Hang Time,” “One World,” “City Guys,” “California Dreams” and “All About Us,” and “USA High” for the USA Network. He currently is completing production on the second season of NBC’s summer hit “Last Comic Standing.”p. Engel began his career in 1970 after earning his bachelors degree in communications from New York University. His programs have received numerous honors including Emmy Award nominations, a commendation from the U.S. Presidents Commission on the Handicapped, Prism Awards from the Entertainment Industries Council, and the Television Academys Honor Roll of Childrens Programs. Engel also assisted in the development of Beyond Talent Management, a company that helps prepare actors for television, film and theater productions.p. _Contact: Chris Sopczynski, outreach specialist, FTT, 574-631-0457, _ p.

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