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March 27: A Conversation with TV Writer David Rambo

“It’s Not Your Dad’s Television Anymore: A Conversation with TV Writer David Rambo” will take place at Hampshire College on Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall (Main Lecture Hall). The event is free and open to the public.

David Rambo is a co-executive producer and writer of the current NBC series Revolution. His television credits include seven seasons writing and producing the most widely viewed television show in the world, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He was on the writing staff for CBS’s NYC 22, which aired in 2012 for 13 episodes.

Also a playwright, Rambo wrote The Lady With All The Answers, God’s Man in Texas, The Ice-breaker, The Spin Cycle, a theatrical adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt, and an all-new book for Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon.

Dan Clarendon 06F, who blogs at, will moderate the discussion.

Rambo’s visit to Hampshire College has been made possible through a generous grant from alumna Sarah Goldfinger 94F, also a respected and successful writer and producer for television, including for such shows as Parenthood, Davinci’s Demons, Grimm, Hawaii Five-O, Brothers and Sisters, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

New platforms. New media. Enduring networks. Flourishing cable programming. How does one begin and maintain a writing career in a transforming medium? This conversation will involve talking about everything: getting in the door, money, rules of the game, spec scripts, agents, what producers want and expect from emerging writers, writers room dynamics, new media, New York versus Los Angeles, and more. It will be an informal, interactive, honest conversation about the business and the life of a TV writer.

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