“The War Room”

Unless you’re one of Hollywood’s best, most humorously twisted comedy writers, you know it as a conference room.

Otherwise, the “war room” is the office battleground for writers developing sitcoms and hammering out humor.

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The Business of a Mommy’s Legacy: X = Y i don’t care over zero

by MO VEAR
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I used to hate math and love English because I could write about it. Then I found out that 90% of writing is rewriting…

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The Business of a Mommy’s Legacy: X = Y i don’t care

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“Math Made Easy” – that was the provocative title of my college essay, which I recently found buried in a box. We should all be grateful for mathematics … it began. Without mathematics, it would be almost impossible to figure out what size tip to leave. It’s not always as simple as 2 + 2, especially when lousy service is involved, but it gives us rules and formulas.

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The Business of a Mommy’s Legacy: The Three Rs

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Ah, yes. The three Rs. Reading, riding and rum … or is it rhomboid? I can never remember. I do remember, however, a handful of teachers that influenced my life in ways they could never have imagined possible.

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You Are Not Alone: A Mommy’s Legacy – Part VIII – Everyone Needs a Hal

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I learned in my first interview with Hal (Part V), he didn’t mince words. Like his directing style, his words were sparse and to the point. “When your hand touches that door, know why you’re coming in or going out,” he told me. “Your presence will be heard, whether you say anything or not.”

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You Are Not Alone: A Mommy’s Legacy – Part VII – Behind the Scenes of a Sitcom

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Sitting at the “T” of several eight-foot-long tables pushed together, Hal leaned in and asked me to read all the non-speaking parts at a Table Read (stage descriptions, actions, etc.). The first organized reading of a television sitcom’s first draft. Except for Rod, myself, and the writers, the Table Draft Reading was the first time anyone else involved in the production of the “NBC sitcom that followed Cheers” would be hearing it …

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You Are Not Alone: Mommy Legacies – Part V – and Finding the Perfect Button

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After the highly successful television spin-off “Maude” came to an end, Rod Parker and Hal Cooper did some spinning off on their own. Forming a partnership that would last for decades, they continued to push the boundaries of social conscience with tact, integrity and humor.

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You Are Not Alone: Mommy Legacies – Part IV- and Television Legends

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Gifted with the opportunity to work for some incredible writers and storytellers in my early Hollywood career, two come to mind as having the greatest impact on my appreciation for telling stories with humor: Rod Parker (Writer/Producer) and Hal Cooper (Director/Producer).

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Cue Goat – Wait – Donde Esta Santa Claus?

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Just in time for the holidays, I’m posting a link/image – a clickable “gift” – of an old Christmas classic that you won’t want to miss. Co-written and composed by a friend and writer that …

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You Are Not Alone: Mommy Legacies – Part III – and Puzzling Stories

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Can you remember the last time you were twenty pages into reading a book when you had to physically resist the urge to read the last page, roll your finger over your nook to it, or, you felt a rush of adrenaline as you anticipated the outcome of a movie? It was so good, but you had to – wait-for-it.

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