KEARNEY – Hollywood executive producer, writer and three-time Emmy Award nominee Tim Schlattmann is giving a guest lecture at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at UNK’s Copeland Hall, room 140. His talk is free and open to the public.
The presentation will detail Schlattmann’s career path in Hollywood, how he achieved success, industry standards and the writing process.
Schlattmann grew up in Kearney and graduated with a telecommunications degree in 1985 from Kearney State College, where he worked for the campus radio and TV stations.
Interested in a radio career, he worked for Kearney radio stations KGFW 1340 AM and KQKY 105.9 FM before returning to school and earning a master’s degree in speech communications from Colorado State University in 1988.
Schlattmann walked away from radio and taught at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., for three years before moving to Los Angeles in 1991 in hopes of breaking into the television industry. He landed a job as a production assistant at NBC – which led to a writer’s assistant position – and earned his first writing credit on the popular ABC sitcom “Roseanne.”
His other series credits include Fox’s “Get Real,” WB’s “Smallville” and “XCU: Extreme Close-Up.”
In addition to three Emmy Award nominations, Schlattmann has garnered many Writers Guild of America and Golden Globe nominations for his work, including winning the prestigious Peabody Award.
Schlattmann’s visit is sponsored by the UNK Department of Communication, Department of English, Faculty Senate Artists and Lecturers Committee.