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Interview with Dave Hackel: Creator and Executive Producer of the TV Show 'Becker'

Dave Hackel's producing credits include such long-running hits as Paramount's comedy series 'Wings' and 'Dear John.' Hackel's first writing assignment for a series came in 1978 for the 'Barney Miller' spinoff, 'Fish,' starring Abe Vigoda. While writing episodes for several series, including one-hour dramas and variety shows, Hackel ho... (read more)

Interview with: Vickie Patik - Writer/Director/Actor

Vickie Patik has enjoyed success in nearly every facet of entertainment, first as a singer/dancer in Los Angeles civic light opera and Broadway productions and actress on soap operas, then as a screenwriter of numerous movies for television.

A frequent lecturer on screenwriting, her best-known work, 'Do You Remember Love', starring Joanne Woodward and the l... (read more)

Interview with: Lewis Colick - Award Winning Screenwriter

Lewis Colick: Script Tips

Lewis Colick estimates that he's been writing for 25 years and 'making a living at it for about 18.' His critically-acclaimed 'October Sky earned him the 1999 Humanitas Prize for Best Feature Script and a Writers Guild nomination for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published. Colick, in fact, began wor... (read more)

Interview with: Donald Spoto - Biographer/Historian

Biographer and historian Donald Spoto believes the goal of the biographer is first and foremost to tell the truth.

'Our purpose,' he said, 'is to set the record straight, celebrate lives, and set forth certain aspects of history and human behavior that is good for people to read about.'

After 19 thoroughly researched books, he's earned the right to sa... (read more)

Interview with: John Wirth - Television Writer/Producer

John Wirth is writer and executive producer of 'Nash Bridges' starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin. He serves on the board of the Writers Guild of America west on its Television Writers Council. He graciously took time out to tell us about his career and advice for the young writer who wants to be in television.


Interview with: Lenny Ripps - Comedy Writer

It's hard to imagine television without the situation comedy, perhaps the most intrinsically American form of comedy today. From 'I Love Lucy' to 'Friends' the genre has taken many twists and turns, going from one-camera to three-camera setups, from black and white to color, filming stories that have touched us as much as amused us.

Do you have to be funny to write ... (read more)

Interview: Karin Howard - German/American Writer

Karin Howard has written for nearly every medium: she's written film scripts and TV shows in English and German, she has several novels to her credit, she has a degree in journalism and has worked as a journalist and even hosted a television magazine.

Her work as a writer and director on 'The Tigress' earned her a Merit Award, and she's received fellowships fro... (read more)

Interview: Ray Gideon - Screenwriter

Originally an actor, Ray Gideon first took the turn into writing 20 years ago
with fellow actor Bruce Evans, and the two of them have been working together ever since. It's a partnership that has yielded some impressive credits, first with short films then to feature films with their first sold script, 'A Man, A Woman and A Bank.' This first effort launched their career, wh... (read more)

Interview with: Shawn Lawrence Otto - Screenwriter of HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

WS: You graduated magna cum laude AND Phi Beta Kappa from a small, private liberal arts college, Macalester in St. Paul. What was your major and did it have any impact on your careers as house painter, apartment house owner, and prize-winning screenwriter?

SLO: Well it was a funky mix of phy... (read more)

Interview with Steven Priggé, author of Created By: Inside the Minds of TV's Top Show Creators

Steven Priggé, a one-time assistant on the hit sitcom Spin City starring Michael J. Fox, has written a new book entitled Created By: Inside the Minds of TV's Top Show Creators. Between the covers, Priggé delves into the minds of people like Max Mutchnick and David Kohan (Will & Grace), Brenda... (read more)

Interview with Jeffrey Stepakoff, Author and TV Writer

Jeffrey Stepakoff has been writing professionally in Hollywood since 1988. He has credits on shows including The Wonder Years, Sisters, Major Dad, Beauty and the Beast, and Dawson's Creek. Stepakoff has also created and developed pilots for many of the major studios and networks, and has developed and written major motion pictures, including ... (read more)

Don’t Break the Chain - Jerry Seinfeld's Method for Creative Success

When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, we writers aren't exactly the norm.

Most people resolve to lose weight, dreaming of the day they can hold up their "fat jeans," as if in a weight-loss commercial. We want to hold up a few freshly printed scripts and know we've created something tangible.

Others might hope to finish their first triathlon this year. W... (read more)