10 Most Viewed TVWriter™ Posts of the Week – 11/23/20

Good morning! Welcome to another new week at TVWriter™, starting with a look at our most popular blog posts and resource pages during the last 7 days. They are, in order:

How To Write The Perfect TV Series Review To Captivate Your Readers read article

When Herbie J Pilato Met Charlton Heston’s Family

by Herbie J Pilato

(LB’S NOTE: We’re so tickled to have found another Herbie J Pilato article that we didn’t know about that we’re bringing it to you today as mate to the one below. How tickled am I? Well, I actually used the word “tickled” without shame, didn’t I? Now if we could only get HJP to send us something new we would be, hmm, how about this? We’d be over the moon! Meanwhile, please enjoy the following:)

In 2011, I was privileged to attend the world premiere and special screening of Paramount Studio’s newly-restored and quite stunning edition of Cecil B. Demille’s 1956 feature film classic, The Ten Commandments, which just so happens to be my favorite movie of all time. read article

Herbie J Pilato Remembers ‘The Golden Girls’

by Herbie J Pilato

(LB’S NOTE: TVWriter™ Contributing Editor Emeritus Herbie J Pilato wrote this awhile ago, but for some reason it never came to our attention. We’re very glad to be rectifying that situation right now!)

Before I began my contracted 18 months as a Page for NBC in the spring of 1984, my tenure with the Peacock network was several times foreshadowed. In the fall of 1982, for one, while studying Television and Film at U.C.L.A. I had a celebrity brush with actress Bea Arthur, then best-remembered as the star of TV’s iconic Maude series (CBS, 1972–1978), and soon to be recalled to fame as one of NBC’s ground-breaking senior leads in The Golden Girls (1984–1991), alongside Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty. read article

WGA vs. WME Update

Welp, looks like WME – alias the William Morris-Endeavor Agency is using the same playbook as CAA. The two agencies are, in effect, working to break the Writers Guild.

Dunno about you, but, to quote LB, “Regardless of the outcome here, I’m going to do my best to never work in any capacity with either of these two companies or their subsidiaries. They’ve shown their colors and made it clear that they ain’t flying any flags that could do anything to help writers.” read article

Your Writing Matters!

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, responds to a question we’ve all been asked…almost as much as we ask it ourselves. (Bet you’ve already guessed what it is.)

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by Nathan Bransford

Nearly every author I work with asks me a variation of the same question.

“Is this any good?” read article