Why is English Spelling So Weird?

Another entertaining and informative video about the English language by Arika Okrent. This one, about the vagaries of English spelling, is especially important to TVWriter™’s key demo (always wanted to use that phrase). You know: Writers!

More about Akira, YouTube’s Patron Saint of Writers

TVWriter™’s Herbie J Pilato Makes News

So tell us, Herbster, which is more fun? Conducting the interview? Or being the interviewee?

“The Founder of Classic TV Preservation Society Herbie J Pilato joins Tim and Mary on CCN Sunrise to discuss the power of classic TV and self esteem seminars.”

That’s our boy!

This Year’s Emmy Writing Nominees

We would brag about having some good friends of TVWriter™  in this list, but the truth is that these fine writers have been good friends to everybody, just for giving us their wonderful work:

Best Writing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Stephen Glover, “Atlanta”

Aziz Ansari & Lena Waithe, “Master of None”

Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley”

Billy Kimball, “Veep”

David Mandel, “Veep”

Best Writing for a Drama Series

Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields, “The Americans”

Gordon Smith, “Better Call Saul”

Peter Morgan, “The Crown”

Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things”

Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld”

Best Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

David E. Kelley, “Big Little Lies”

Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: San Junipero”

Noah Hawley, “Fargo”

Ryan Murphy, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Jaffe Cohen, Michael, Michael Zam & Ryan Murphy, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Richard Price & Steven Zaillian, “The Night Of”

Best Writing for a Variety Series

”Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

“Late Night With Seth Meyers”

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

“Saturday Night Live”

Best Writing for a Variety Special

”Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner”

“Louis C.K. 2017”

“Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust”

“Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This S—?”

“70th Annual Tony Awards”

Best Writing for a Nonfiction Program

“Amanda Knox”

“Anthony Bourdain Part s Unknown”

“The Beatles : Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years”

“Bill Nye Saves The World”

“13th”

A good place to find all the 2017 nominees is RIGHT HERE

TVWriter™ congrats everyone who created anything anywhere in the past year. Or even further back because we know you worked really !@#$ing hard!

TVWriter™ Don’t-Miss Posts of the Week – July 17, 2017

Time for TVWriter™’s  Monday look at our 5 most popular blog posts of the week ending yesterday. They are, in order:

TV WRITING: Your First Years In The Writers Room

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

Everybody Remembers Floyd the Barber…and if You Don’t, You Should!

Ground-Breaking TV Writer Rita Lakin was “The Only Woman in the Room”

Herbie J Pilato: 50 Years of Dark Shadows

And our 5 most visited permanent resource pages are, also in order:

Writing the Dreaded Outline

PEOPLE’S PILOT 2017

The Logline

THE PEOPLE’S PILOT: Prizes

Student Central

Major thanks to everyone for making this another great week at TVWriter™. Don’t forget to click above and read what you missed and re-read what you loved!

TVWriter™ Don’t-Miss Posts of the Week – July 10, 2017

Time for TVWriter™’s  Monday look at our 5 most popular blog posts of the week ending yesterday. They are, in order:

Herbie J Pilato: 50 Years of Dark Shadows

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

TV WRITING: Your First Years In The Writers Room

Richard Kimble Was Guilty

Larry Brody on “When Do We Decide We Did Our Best & Give Up On Writing?

And our 5 most visited permanent resource pages are, also in order:

Writing the Dreaded Outline

PEOPLE’S PILOT 2017

The Logline

The Outline/Story

THE PEOPLE’S PILOT: Rules

Major thanks to everyone for making this another great week at TVWriter™. Don’t forget to click above and read what you missed and re-read what you loved!

Classy Insults from Latin and Greek

Arika Okrent’s series on the origins and histories of the words we use when we write, talk, and think is a big fave here at TVWriter™. Gather ’round, kiddies, whilst she tells us how to insult the hell out of people by drowning them in “class:”

More by Akira Okrent HERE

WGAW July 2017 Calendar

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