... that doesn't come from me. It's from Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who is currently the showrunner of Syfy’s “Helix.” He posted a series of Tweets that blogger Kate O'Hare compiled (You still with me? I know -- lots of names being tossed around.) His advice was terrific (read: I agree with it) and worth passing on. You can find it here. I especially appreciate his suggestion that young scribes write specs for existing shows, not just pilots. He'll tell you why.
Named one of the BEST 25 BLOGS OF 2011 by TIME Magazine. Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres. and has hosted Dodger Talk on the Dodger Radio Network.
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