ER cast

The resurrection of ‘ER’

This is part 2 of the birth of ER (click here to read part 1). Our first and only network pitch of ER had been a disaster, and I was dreading the call from NBC with their verdict on the […]


The birth of ‘ER’

It was some evening in late January ‘93 when the telephone rang at our home. My wife picked up and handed me the phone — NBC’s President Warren Littlefield was on the line. He told me that NBC was not […]

Selling a Pilot

Step 5: “We love what you wrote – now change it”

Hey people, Dave Addison back. Remember me? The guy (who doesn’t use his real name) that happily sold his pilot to Pickaschmodeon (not its real name either) in hopes of bettering the world of children’s television with his brilliant writing? […]

ATW Talking Points
March 25, 2013

• Will Our Indie Film and Media Culture Vanish? [Good]

• Where Did This Los Angeles Go? [YouTube]

• Every ‘Star Trek’ Episode Is Free on Hulu Until April [Mashable]

• The Most Inspiring Oscar Moments [Beliefnet]

• ‘Trance’ Director Danny Boyle Channels Evil Side with Naked Femme Fatale: Exclusive Interview, Early Reviews [Indiewire]

• Money Into Light Manifesto [Money into Light]

• Is Indian storytelling a dying art? [BBC News India]

• IFP Masterclass: How to Fund Your Documentary [Filmmaker]

• A new film honours College Street, Toronto’s Little Italy and ‘European soul’ [The Globe and Mail]

• UPDATE: Lighten Up, Ari; Sends Legal Letter To NBC After Emanuel Brothers Interview [Deadline Hollywood]

• Bob Marley Passover 

• UK Brit List topped by Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist [Screen Daily]