Ground-Breaking TV Writer Rita Lakin was “The Only Woman in the Room”

by Herbie J Pilato

With her new book, THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM: EPISODES IN MY LIFE AND CAREER AS A TELEVISION WRITER, Rita Lakin writes so well what she knows so well about.

A ground-breaking talent, Lakin was one of the first female writers who graced the behind-the-scenes of the small screen.  Her first TV script, “A Candle in the Window,” an episode of Dr. Kildare, executive produced by David Victor (Marcus Welby, M.D.), was a fine precursor of what was to come: read article

Herbie J Pilato Reads ‘Write Tight’

by Herbie J Pilato

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our bud Herbie J Pilato is a very picky person when it comes to recommending a TV show, film, or book. And a book about writing? Oh my! But here the dear boy is, returning to TVWriter™ to recommend this one book in particular. Take it away Herbie J!

It’s important to write tight.

Not, “It’s SO important to write tight.” read article

Barbara Hale: Perry Mason’s Right-Hand Gal(e)

by Herbie J Pilato

“I liked playing women with an independent streak.”

So once spoke the actress Barbara Hale, who died January 26, 2017 at age 94, in reference to her iconic performance as Della Street on TV’s long-running Perry Mason one-hour legal mystery series. read article

Mike Connors: Mannix and the Man

by Herbie J Pilato

There’s an episode of Seinfeld (NBC, 1989-1998) called “The Limo” (2-26-92) in which Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) and his neurotic friend George (Jason Alexander) are in a moving limousine attempting to escape from neo-Nazis. George suggests that he and Jerry leap from the moving vehicle and roll out onto the ground.

To which Jerry replies, “Who are you – Mannix?!”

That reference remains a true testimonial to the immortal popularity of the classic TV detective series of the same name starring Mike Connors, which originally ran on CBS from 1966 to 1975. read article

Introducing All-Creative Consultants (aka Herbie J Pilato Himself)!

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The creative world can be cold and harsh, but TVWriter™ bud is doing his best to change that for all of us. Here’s the scoop on Herbie J Pilato’s new biz, in his own write:

All-Creative Consultants is your one-stop shop!

Seeking editorial services for your TV or film script?  Your fiction or nonfiction book? Your business proposal?  Your website? read article