THE OTHER NETWORK WRITER'S ROOM

INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

Review: Spartacus, War of the Damned (Damned Entertaining!)

I love “Spartacus” so much I don’t know where to startacus! ADVISORY: If you object to dirty words or thoughts, or have qualms about cartoonish ultra-violence, this isn’t for you. … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

So You Have An Idea For a TV Show? What Does It Take To Actually Sell It?

The actual pitch for an original TV series is usually pretty short – like 10 minutes (See my previous post on pitching a TV series), but you have to do … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seth Speaks: Family Guy Creator, Oscar Host & Mega-Mogul Seth MacFarlane On Breaking Into the TV Business

Seth MacFarlane talks about getting started in the business, what he looks for in a spec script and the original pilot for “Family Guy” in this exclusive interview for The … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Network TV Comedy Pilots Greenlit for 2013

Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of the comedy pilots getting made this season via Splitsider, an excellent comedy website. Expect to see lots of post-nuclear blended and expanded families on … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Official Network TV Pilot Season Report 2013

This pilot season (like last) was good to material based on pre-existing material and pre-proven talent. See for yourself in this round-up from the Hollywood Reporter.

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Forget Walking the Walk. Can You Talk the Talk?

Do you know what a ‘clam’ is? How about ‘a barrel’ or the dreaded ‘Nakamura’? You will now, thanks to this FREE GLOSSARY OF TERMS gathered from writer’s rooms of … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · Leave a comment