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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Different Strokes - Fred and Marley

Today Fred Rubin who wrote and produced such iconic TV shows as "Night Court", "Different Strokes", "Archie Bunker's Place", "Mama's Family," "Step by Step" and "Family Matters" visited DeAnza and lectured us about writing the sitcom spec script and writing jokes. He was really really good and shared with us the methodology he has been using to generate new ideas.

We where also joined by Fred's wife Marley who produced for the Emmy winning show "Home Improvement" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" for a podcase which is available on iTunes U (tune to Hollywood North).

They both discussed on breaking into the business, how TV show gets made from writer's room to studio floor, and the future of television, etc

On the whole it was a great night - good choice Barack (Goldman) on bringing Fred and Marley.