Monday, June 9, 2008

Behind the Scenes on T.V. Shows

Here's an interesting piece about what life is like in the “writers’ rooms” of several popular T.V. shows. I am gratified to see that at one of my favorite shows, HBO’s “The Flight of the Conchords,” my beloved index cards are in prominent use:

“No standard dry-erase boards for the three writers of HBO’s ‘Flight of the Conchords’: James Bobin, who is an executive producer and director as well as writer, said they prefer colored index cards, hundreds of them. ‘I’m worried I’ll erase something and forget about it,’ Mr. Bobin said.”

For more on my feelings about the fabulousness of index cards, go here, here, here, and here.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.