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Created By...

Created By...
Your Price: $17.50 CDN
Author: Steven Prigge
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 216
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 1879505827
ISBN-13: 9781879505827

About the Book:

Inside the Minds of TV's Top Show Creators

As entertaining as it is enlightening, Created By... presents a stellar cast of 21 show creators who candidly talk about writing and selling hit television series.

J.J. Abrams (Alias and Lost)
Alan Ball (Six Feet Under)
Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single and Half & Half)
Mark Brazill (That ’70s Show)
Ilene Chaiken (The L Word)
Larry David (Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Tom Fontana (Oz)
Tracy Gamble (8 Simple Rules)
Dave Hackel (Becker)
Barbara Hall (Joan of Arcadia)
Brenda Hampton (7th Heaven and Fat Actress)
Bill Lawrence (Scrubs)
Dennis Leoni (Resurrection Blvd.)
Max Mutchnick and David Kohan (Will & Grace)
Tracy Newman and Jonathan Stark (According to Jim)
Josh Schwartz (The O.C.)
Shawn Ryan (The Shield)
Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls)
Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel)

They discuss influences: writing spec scripts; first jobs in TV; getting an agent; mentors; being staffed as a writer; the pitch; writing a pilot; putting yourself in the characters you create; rewriting; producing a pilot; marketing; hiring a writing staff; making a show last; TV writing vs. film writing; drama vs. sitcom; cable vs. network TV; what show creators look for in a writer; writers block luck and much more.

Created By... is a lively, well-written must-have book for all screenwriters and television writers wannabes, novices, and pros as well as all avid TV fans.

What people say:

"If you've ever wondered how your favorite television show was created, wonder no more! This book, a collection of interviews with today's best TV show creators, takes you behind the scenes and into their creative minds." — James Burrows

"Steven Priggé has given us a great look at today's television creators. These men and women shape American culture with their works. It is wonderful to hear what influenced them, how they broke into the business, and what it takes to create and sell television in the vertically integrated network marketplace of today." — Stephen J. Cannell

About the Author:

Steven Priggé was initially introduced to series television when he worked as an assistant on the hit ABC-TV sitcom Spin City, starring Michael J. Fox. Priggé is the author of the book Movie Moguls Speak, a collection of interviews with some of the most influential movie producers of our time. He also writes freelance articles for such popular magazines as MovieMaker and Written By (the official magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West). Priggé lives in New York City.