Posts Categorized: TV

INTERVIEW WITH LEE GOLDBERG

Lee Goldberg is a writing machine.

He has written something like 47 books. Produced something like ten TV shows. I get exhausted just thinking about it.

He’s a New York Times bestselling author for the Fox & O’Hare books written with Janet Evanovich. THE HEIST. THE CHASE. And in November of this year, THE JOB.

THE SCRIBE TRIBE

There is no name for it. It happens every year. It’s one of the few really classy, unselfish traditions left in Hollywood. Television writers put in hours of work on their friend’s comedy pilots for NO MONEY. JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE FRIENDS.

THE “WRITERS’ ROOM”

What is the “Writers’ Room?” It is the room where the writers of a television show work, live and write as a unit. In multi-camera comedy especially, it is a weird and wonderful place – the location of the “brain” of a TV show. To put it in STAR TREK terms, the Writers’ Room is the Bridge of a television production.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL… WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE?

A CHRISTMAS CAROL… WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE?  It’s that time of year.  You can’t away from it.  Ebenezer Scrooge is on every channel.  I watched two version of the Dickens tale just last night.  Which is your favorite?   I don’t imagine you’ve seen this one.  It’s one of many silent versions, this one starring… Continue Reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL… WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE? »

PITCHING

The strange process by which the writer attempts to sell his idea for a script or show to a studio and/or network. It calls for the writer to put on the unlikely guise of the salesman. Some are good at it. Some are not. Some actually like doing it. Some would rather go through root… Continue Reading PITCHING »