Friday, June 08, 2007

I am saddened

Because a very good friend of mine has just quit a show. This is a show that went through some troubled times and needed someone from the creative side to speak up. He did. Got changes made. One of which was a new producer promising a new spirit of cooperation between production and script and a much more writer friendly environment.

This is a writer with 70 plus episodes of network TV under his belt on several different shows. He's paid his dues and more. But the apparatchiks have driven him out. The politics and general idiocy of those in charge of the show but with no discernable talent other than climbing the network greasy pole, were stifling him and his sense of what made him a writer.

Criticism is part of the writer's lot. But disillusionment with the whole set up is when it is time to go. He decided it was that time.

I'll miss you mate.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We'll always have Paris.

Truth be told it's a huge relief. The show's no fun and my time would be better expended elsewhere. There are some very good people still there who I'll definitely miss.

The bottom line is if your heart isn't in it you have to go. It's just a question of whether it's your idea or theirs. I'm glad it was mine.

Phillip Barron said...

Right, that's it. TV is way too depressing - I'm sticking to movies.