Entertainment Arts


Harvey Ovshinsky

Adjunct Faculty

The Detroit News has described writer, producer, and story consultant Harvey Ovshinsky as "one of this country's finest storytellers."

Spanning the universe of print, broadcast television and radio, digital storytelling, as well as primary, secondary, and university education, The Metro Times once described Harvey's career as “a colorful and fantastic voyage, at times brave and visionary".

Harvey has been awarded broadcasting’s highest honors, including an Emmy, a Peabody, and a duPont - Columbia University Award, four CINE Golden Eagle Awards, an IRIS Award from the National Association of Television Programming Executives, and the American Film Institute's Robert M. Bennett Award for Excellence.

In 2004, the Detroit Docs International Film Festival honored Harvey with its first ever Career Achievement Award.

Harvey is also a screenwriter. He wrote the Movie-of-the-week script, PJ and the Dragon. His screenplay, The Keyman was honored by The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, one of the largest independent film festivals in the world.

Above all, Harvey Ovshinsky is a teacher. In addition to CCS, Harvey has taught at Wayne State University, Madonna University, and Washtenaw Community College, and has guest lectured about creativity and storytelling at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Eastern Michigan University.