David Tolchinsky

  • Chair, Department of Radio/Television/Film

David Tolchinsky is a professor and department chair in the Department of Radio/Television/Film. He is also the Director of Creative Writing for the Media Program, Director of MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage, and Co-Director of Program in Sound Design. Tolchinsky is a screenwriter (Sony Tristar’s Girl) with screenplay commissions from MGM, USA Networks, Disney, Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures, Edward R. Pressman Film Corp, Addis-Wechsler/Industry Entertainment, and many other projects in development. Some of his work centers on teen subcultures such as heavy-metal fans, Florida surfer teens, teen groupies, and female football players, particularly in relation to social decay. He is also interested in horror, both psychological and physical. He has a secondary interest in sound design and has designed the sound for interactive computer environments and video installations which have been exhibited internationally. He is also particularly intrigued by the musical, cultural and spatial meanings of dialogue. Recently, Tolchinsky wrote a commissioned screenplay, co-produced Debra Tolchinsky’s feature documentary, Fast Talk, and completed a new low budget screenplay which is currently being packaged/shopped.