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TV Creators
Conversations with America’s Top Producers of Television Drama, Volume Two

James L. Longworth, Jr

Cloth $45.00    |    0-8156-2953-2    |   2002

Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0702-4    |   2002

Meaningful dialogues with twelve of today’s top writers and producers of quality television drama.

"Jim Longworth gets top notch TV creators to let down their guard and reveal what’s really on their mind . . . and he gets to the core of the emotional turmoil that often drives good TV."

"The first volume of James L. Longworth’s intereviews with TV drama creators appeared in 2000 and included colloquies with such VIPs of the medium as Dick Wolf, David Chase, Tom Fontana, John Wells, Nancy Miller, Ed Zwicker, and Steven Bochco. In Volume 2 of TV Creators, a new publication in the Television Series from Syracuse University Press, Longworth dialogues with twelve more significant producers/creators . . . [He] exhibits remarkable knowledge about the industry, demonstrates a firm and sympathetic grasp of each subject's life and career, and succeeds again and again in soliciting remarkable insights . . .Longworth's interviews with producers . . . contribute mightily toward our growing understanding of the complications of television creativity. There is so much we do not know about the roles of motivation, inspiration, influence, collaboration, failure (almost every one of the the book's subjects speaks sadly about the experience of cancellation) in the medium's imagination. Longworth's books . . . provide us with substantial oral history helping us comprehend these dynamics."
Television Quarterly

"Volume Two . . .
[Longworth] demonstrates a firm and sympathetic grasp of each subject’s life and career, and succeeds again and again in soliciting remarkable insights."
David Lavery, author of Fighting the Forces: What’s at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Interviews featured in Volume One include: Dick Wolf; David Chase; Ed Zwick; Steven Bochco; and John Wells. Interviews featured in Volume Two include: Aaron Sorkin; Aaron Spelling; Joss Whedon; and Anthony Zuiker.

6 x 9, 328 pages, 11 black-and-white photographs

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