Six people to write a sitcom?
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 95 18:45:16 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Six people to write a sitcom?
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith Bostic)
Kevin Smith, the young film maker who created the hit movie "Clerks"
last year, was elated when he found out that WB TV network wanted to
make a sitcom based on it. Smith, unaccustomed to how "TV" works, quit
the project after a few days. "I was involved with it for two days, I
wrote four scripts," he said. But when he informed the TV folks that
he'd completed several shows they said that it wasn't THAT easy.
Instead, "(we) all sit in a room for three days and come up with the
bones of the show, then spend a week writing jokes." About this
technique, Smith had this to say: "If I ain't writing it all, I ain't
writing it at all...Six people to write a sitcom. No wonder they all
suck." (SF Chronicle)
© 1995 Peter Langston