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August 27, 2007



Fade In? Great title!


Good to hear you on the radio. Too bad the M's did not win. Stan from Tacoma

Rory L. Aronsky

The heading on this post says "Wednesday August 29". How is Ken able to post from the future?He traveled by DeLorean.


This is a very appropriate post, seeing how I just wrote my first script, which I sent to Slamdance's teleplay contest. Everything you described is true. Everyone thinks they know how to write a sitcom, but there's lots to be learned from actually sitting down and doing it. Your reward on that first script is feeling like an actual writer instead of just some guy who's all talk.


Speaking from experience, your first script will suck. Mine was horrificly bad. Embarrassing. I won't even put it on my hard drive -- I keep it on a flash drive so that no one using my computer will "accidentally" open it. And the only people using that computer (besides myself) are my wife and kids.But the second is indeed better. And so on. Maybe someday I'll write one good enough to sell.

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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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