Media Arts and Design

Meet with Distinguished Alumni Phoef Sutton

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:00 AM - Mon, 6 May 2019 12:00 AM

Date: March 15, 2019
Time: 2:00p.m.-3:30 p.m. 
Location: Harrison 1261

Phoef Sutton started as an actor and playwright at James Madison University. He was one of the only undergraduates to win the Norman Lear Award for Comedy Playwriting. After moving to Los Angeles, Phoef started his career at the NBC television show “Cheers”. He stayed with the show for eight years, working his way up from staff writer to executive producer, winning two Emmys and a Writer’s Guild Award. Phoef has also produced and created a number of television shows and consulted on others, including “News Radio” and “Boston Legal”. He is honored to have won a Peabody Award, a GLAAD award and a Television Academy Honors award for this work on “Boston Legal”. Recently, he has worked on critically acclaimed series “Terriers” for FX and “The Soul Man” for TV Land and “Defiance” for the SyFy Channel. Phoef has also worked for many years as a screenwriter. His work includes “The Fan and “Mrs. Winterbourne” were both adapted from novels.

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