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Emmy Award Winning Producer and Writer to Speak at Tompkins Cortland

September 14, 2011

Emmy Award-winning producer and writer Tom Seeley will speak about his experiences in Hollywood Wednesday, September 21 at the Forum at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Seeley, who will visit with communication and media arts classes during the day, has over 25 years of experience in Hollywood. His credits include such hit TV shows as "Newhart," "Cheers," and, more recently, "Hannah Montana." He was a producer for "Murphy Brown" when the show won the Emmy award for Best Comedy Series in 1990.

His latest project is a sitcom based in Central New York. Seeley is writing, producing, and directing the show, tentatively called "Upstate." This summer he worked with Tompkins Cortland faculty, students, and alumni on starting the process of creating a pilot for the show, even filming parts of the show in Cortland.

Seeley also teaches screenwriting at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.