Oliver Thornton

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Oliver Thornton

Lecturer II

Office Location(s): 6369 North Quad
Office Hours: Winter 2014: Thurs. 12-1pm or by appt.
Phone: 734.936.2917
orthornt@umich.edu
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  • Fields of Study
    • TV Writing
    • Screenwriting
  • About

    Oliver Thornton is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer who has worked with stations like WTVS, WFUM and WKAR—as well as independent production companies like HKO Media, Metrocom International and Good Problem Productions—to produce a range of projects from PSA campaigns to full-length documentaries and series.

    He was the co-writer and co-producer of the Emmy Award-winning Think Squad series on Detroit Public Television and the documentary Blue Ice: The Story of Michigan Hockey broadcast on Fox Sports Net. He was a writer, producer and director on the Emmy-nominated Michigan Football Memories and has written and produced multiple Emmy Award-winning short-form public television documentaries and public service announcement campaigns.  He is currently producing several new PSA campaigns for Detroit Public Television, as well as the Oakland Basketball: All Access series for Good Problem Productions and Fox Sports Net. He is also currently serving as the script supervisor at Good Problem Productions in Southfield, Michigan.

    He graduated from the Screen Arts and Cultures program in 2000 and was the recipient of a Hopwood Award and the Gayle Morris Sweetland Fellowship in screenwriting while a student there.

    Recent Courses Taught

    SAC 311: Writing For Television I: The Spec Script

    SAC 411: Writing For Television II: Pilots

  • Works-in-Progress
    • Give a Child a Great Start 2013 PSA campaign (DPTV)
    • Be Humane 2013 PSA campaign (DPTV)
    • Oakland Basketball: All Access (FSN)
  • Selected Publications:
  • Creative Works