Tuesday, January 26, 2016
A great writer you probably don't know
But then there are others, who have also had long illustrious careers, yet remain essentially anonymous.
Like this guy.
As an uncredited punch-up guy, he has contributed great jokes to many pilots (including ours). And for good measure, he created and ran two series, both of which received great reviews and cult followings.
How could you miss him, right?
Meet Richard Rosenstock. I bet starting today you’ll see his name every time you turn on the TV.
The public may not know him but fellow writers do. He’s Richie to all of us.
But he prefers to fly under the radar. He has no Facebook or Twitter page. There’s not a single Google image of him. Hopefully he won’t be kill me for this post, but there are some fantastic writers out there you should know and one of them is Richie Rosenstock.
Sitcom staff writing is a very collaborative effort. Often the name you see on the screen as the “writer” is not necessarily representative of who really wrote the script. Lots of other writers have their thumbprints on it. Folks like Richie are invaluable. It’s like a baseball team having a great closer.
So thanks for the laughs. And story fixes. Having Richie in the room for a rewrite means you go home at 11:00 instead of 2:00. For that alone he deserves the WGA Laurel Award.