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Writing for the Screen by Anna Weinstein

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Writing for Television

What It Takes

▶ An Interview With Fern Field Brooks

Fern Field Brooks’ career in the entertainment industry began in 1975 on Norman Lear’s television series Maude, starring Bea Arthur. Most recently, she served as co-executive producer on Monk, starring Tony Shalhoub. She was nominated for an Oscar for her short film A Different Approach, which she made to encourage the employment and accurate portrayal of persons with disabilities. During the course of her forty-year career, she received a Distinguished Service Award from President Ronald Reagan, won a primetime Emmy, two George Foster Peabody awards, two Humanitas awards, and the NAACP Image award. As an author, her first nonfiction book, Letters to My Husband, was published ...

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