Hello, Lied the Agent: And Other Bullshit You Hear as a Hollywood TV Writer

Ian Gurvitz

346 pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 1597775320


Language: English

Publish: August 1, 2006


As prevalent as TV is in our lives, most of us have no concept of what goes into creating a show, getting it on the air, and keeping it on. Perhaps we assume that the people in charge simply decide what amuses them at the moment, make those shows, stick them on, and wait to see if the public responds. Or maybe they just throw darts at a board. The truth, as with most things, is more complicated. In Hello, Lied the Agent , Ian Gurvitz has produced a corrosively funny look from the inside at what being a television writer is really all about. In his personal journal, he details two years in the life of a Hollywood television writer—the dizzying ups and downs, the rewrites, the pitch meetings, the table readings, the studios, and networks and execs in a riveting expose of the business.

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