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January 01, 1990 - December 28, 2012 + Martini Shot

Out of Town listen Download

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This is hard to believe but true. Not too long ago -- and when I say "not too long ago," I'm saying it from the...

Too Many Plates listen Download

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Hollywood is divided into two basic groups: the first group is the one-project types, the serial types. The second, the hedgers, the plates-in-the-air guys. Writers,...

Validation listen Download

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The rumor was all over town, and it was serious enough that my agent felt the need to call me. "It's not true," he said....

This Is Where We Keep the Writers listen Download

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A friend of mine was working on a show once at a large studio that offered tours of its facilities to tourists. They'd gather in...

Do You See the Problem? listen Download

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A friend of mine pitched a show last week to a network, and they didn't buy it. This isn't a sad story, because another network...

Tip Jar Money

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Here's what just happened: I'm in a hip coffee shop in Venice, It's early afternoon, and I order a double espresso. I hand over the money...

Big Phone listen Download

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There's an famous photograph of studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, back when he was running Disney, on the set of a movie, talking on a cell...

Write It on Spec listen Download

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I was talking to a writer the other day who has written a wonderful script. He's sort of an unknown, so he did the smart,...

Waiting listen Download

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A friend of mine called up someone he's known for over twenty years. They had had a meeting a few weeks ago about a project...

Dither listen Download

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Working in the entertainment industry is a little like being a character in one of those magical realism novels – it's about as close to...

My Back End listen Download

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In Hollywood, written -- that is to say, legally binding -- contracts are thought of as vulgar. In fact, just asking for a written contract...

The Pie listen Download

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I got a call recently from an agent I know – a guy who represents some wonderful writers – some of whom I've worked with,...

Who Are You? listen Download

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For the past year or so, I haven't had what you might call an assistant, on the logic that my life isn't really so complicated...

Rice Bowl listen Download

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I'm in New York right now, and I just had lunch with an old friend of mine who somehow, despite richly deserving it, has not...

Le Sit-Com listen Download

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A few years ago, back during the Golden Age of television – and by Golden Age here I don't necessarily mean the age when television...