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January 01, 1990 - April 23, 2013 + Martini Shot

But Why? listen Download

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There's an old rule in business that says you shouldn't have a meeting unless there's an outcome to the meeting. There's no point in getting...

Can I Have Him Return listen Download

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It's awfully hard, sometimes, in this business, to know exactly why someone is calling you. Which is odd, because there are really only two choices:...

Hide Away listen Download

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Whenever someone feels the need to say "I am not a geek," you can count on on thing: That person is a geek. So: I...

Wrap listen Download

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You never really know when you're finished with something in this business. Well, that's not strictly true – I mean, when the network president calls...

Dials Up listen Download

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Do me a favor: for the next four minutes, pretend you have a small computer mouse-shaped thing in your hand, and pretend there's a dial...

The Grey listen Download

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When I was a kid, in the late 1970's – yeah, I said it. That's how old I am. I was a kid in the...

It's a Privilege listen Download

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The test of any good writer is how well he complains. Some writers are great with dialogue, some are great with story, some can create...

The Vanishing listen Download

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Childbirth, like producing a hit TV pilot, is painful, takes too long, requires muscle relaxants and ultimately involves more people than is strictly efficient. And...

Guess Who? listen Download

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A friend of mine tells this story about a pilot he did years ago.  It was a pretty simple premise – single dad raising a...

The Gates listen Download

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The first time you drive onto a studio lot, the first time the gate lifts and you glide your car into the little fortress of...

No TV on Your TV listen Download

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Boxee allows the user to recreate the Hulu experience on the television. And that is a sentence that would make no sense to anyone three or...

The Tweet listen Download

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There’s an old story about former NBC chief Brandon Tartikoff. While he was running the network in the early 1980’s, he was on the phone...

Positive Rob listen Download

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Not too long ago, I had a meeting with a couple of writers who had written an excellent pilot. They were experienced, smart guys – they'd been...

The Check listen Download

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A few years ago, I had dinner with an actor and his manager. I was trying to woo this actor to take the lead role in...

Honesty listen Download

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I have a friend who's an executive at a large television network. No, seriously...