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Geoffrey Tarson

Assistant Professor of Radio, Television, Film


Degrees

MFA, 2017, Goddard Coll; BA, 1986, SUNY Binghamton


Bio

Geoff Tarson is a seasoned television writer, having worked on the staffs of such shows as Suddenly Susan (NBC), That’s So Raven (Disney Channel) and Half & Half (UPN)as well as in pilot development for Disney Channel and Disney XD.  He is a member of the Writers Guild of America and has written over 20 produced television scripts. He has also worked in TV animation as a story editor and writer for the animated series Groove High (Disney Europe).

Geoff is thrilled to be joining the RTVF faculty at Hofstra after teaching TV writing for several years at Northwestern University. While at NU, he helped develop the Advanced Sitcom Sequence and taught courses in the popular Creative Writing for the Media Program.

He has been in the entertainment industry for almost thirty years, working professionally as an actor, director, improviser and playwright. Geoff continues to write TV pilots in a variety of formats. His goal as an instructor is to inspire Hofstra's RTVF students to embrace storytelling, stay current and find their own unique voice in today's exciting and constantly changing TV landscape. 


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
RTVF 034 FOUNDATIONS OF TV WRITING Undergraduate
RTVF 074 THE TELEVISION PRODUCER Undergraduate
RTVF 114A ADV TV WRITING: THE SITCOM Undergraduate
RTVF 150 INDEP STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RTVF 180X SP TPC: THE TV WRITERS' ROOM Undergraduate
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