The Sopranos

Selling a pilot

Step 6: ‘They like me, they really like me!’

EDITOR’S NOTE: For great laughs and lessons, please take a look at Steps 1-5. Hey people, Dave Addison back and guess what? Instead of my usual bitching and moaning – I actually have some good news for a change. The […]

ATW Talking Points
June 25, 2013

• ‘Cougar Town’ Boss Bill Lawrence Remembers ‘Family Ties’ Creator Gary David Goldberg [The Wrap]

• ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner on the Season Finale [The Daily Beast]

• How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously [LinkedIn]

• 14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen [BuzzFeed]

• John Hughes: How National Lampoon led to “The Breakfast Club” and “Ferris Bueller” [Salon]

• How David Chase and “The Sopranos” Changed Television Forever [Vanity Fair]

• Freddie Wong Takes Us Back to “Video Game High School” [Nerdist]

• Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Releases a “Heavy Metal” Song & Video Recalling His Harsh Imprisonment [Open Culture]

• 7 GREAT NATALIE PORTMAN MOVIES … [all women stalk]

ATW Talking Points
June 20, 2013

• James Gandolfini Death: Hollywood Reacts to ‘The Sopranos’ Star’s Passing [The Wrap]

• Paul McCartney Talks Beatles & Wings with Stephen Colbert, Performs 6 Songs Live [Open Culture]


• Pilot Directors Soar But “Regular” Episodes Do Heavy Lifting [Variety]

• ‘The Attack’ Director Ziad Doueiri Shares an Exclusive Scene From His Intense Drama, Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Yasmina Khadra [Indiewire]

• 7 Inspiring Lessons You Can Learn from Tom Hanks [beliefnet]

• Mayim Bialik, Kristen Bell Reveal Comedy Idols (Video) [Hollywood Reporter]

• Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips [Aerogramme Writers’ Studio]