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January 01, 1990 - November 30, 2012 + Martini Shot

Take the Float listen Download

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Not too long ago, I worked on a project with a friend of mine.  We wrote a script together, that, despite being the best script...

They Listened to You listen Download

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For the past five years or so, I've been telling anyone who'll listen – well, boring anyone who'll listen – about my theories on the...

What's Your Social? listen Download

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When I first came to Hollywood to be a writer – and it's really none of your business when, exactly, that was – what I...

Show Business listen Download

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About a week after I started working as a television writer, a guy who had been in the business a while was telling me a...

Kick the Can listen Download

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A "first look" deal is a deal between a producer or writer-producer and a studio or network that stipulates, essentially, that in exchange for a...

Robot Baby listen Download

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Having a baby is hard, I'm told, but it can't be harder than working with a baby.  And I don't mean that metaphorically, either.

Courtesy Laugh listen Download

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The great thing about laughter – and the big reason most of the writers I know got into comedy in the first place – is...

How Funny? listen Download

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Writers in Hollywood, as I might have mentioned once or twice before, get a lot of notes. From the studio. From the network....

Get Over It listen Download

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It's pilot season – maybe you've detected the joy in the air?  It's come a little late this year – writers have been a little...

Think Like a Writer listen Download

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At some point in its creation, every writing project – a feature film script, a TV pilot, a four minute radio commentary, whatever --  is...

Did We Lose You? listen Download

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Writing is supposed to be a solitary thing. A lonely life. Not in the television business. Writers for television are positively surrounded by people. Executives,...

Tomatoes listen Download

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Here's what it's come to. I take a simple kitchen timer – this one is shaped like a tomato – and I set it for...

Does This Work? listen Download

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One morning, a few years ago, when I had a show in production, I got a call from an executive at the studio.  He was...

My Friend's Place listen Download

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Writers, like farmers, can find the bad news in any kind of weather. When it rains, a little too much, farmers complain about the bumper...

Important Phone Calls listen Download

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