Writer’s room

Say something

What happens in the writer’s room…

“Say something. Anything. But not something stupid. That could get you fired. And if you get fired from your first staffing job, that will look bad. Nobody will want to work with you again. So maybe don’t say anything. But […]

See Dad Run

Three seasons. Fifty five episodes. In twenty four months.

In three days I will wrap my writing duties on Nick at Nite’s first original sitcom – See Dad Run. Three seasons. Fifty five episodes. In twenty four months. Last night we had our final rewrite in our offices at […]

Writers room

What happens in the room stays in the room

In the first post of this series, I talked about 2006. The year my writing partner/husband and I almost-but-didn’t-get-staffed. It sucked. But we didn’t give up. And in January of 2007, Mark Goffman, a writer for whom my husband had […]

Writers' room

Step 4: Being a writer is not pretty

For your reading pleasure, please take a look at Step 1, Step 2, Step 3. Hey people, Dave Addison back with some revelations regarding my first batch of network notes on my pilot: 1) I wanna shoot myself. 2) They’re not […]

ATW Talking Points
June 18, 2013

• Shonda Rhimes on Ruling the World Through Television [Oprah]

• Amazon Publishing Has First Million-Copy Hit; Will Authors, Agents Take Notice? [Forbes]

• Welcome to the 2013 Indiewire Influencers [Indiewire]

• 10 of the Most Loved or Hated Movies: Films That Got A+ or F CinemaScores (Photos) [The Wrap]

• From the Time Capsule: Lunch Conversations With Orson Welles [Vulture]

• Night in the Writer’s Room – Drama Panel (VIDEO) [Variety]

• Hollywood’s top 10 workplace movies [DailyJournal.com]

• Download 60 Free History Courses from Great Universities [Open Culture]


Golden tickets, golden handcuffs

If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to do, do it. You’ll want to change the world. There’s nothing to it. – Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) I’ve watched Charlie […]