Just the Funny Parts

Just the Funny Parts

The book delivers invaluable insights into the creative process and tricks for navigating a difficult workplace. It's part memoir, part how-to, and part survival story.

Author: Nell Scovell

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062473509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Just the Funny Parts is a juicy and scathingly funny insider look at how pop culture gets made. For more than thirty years, writer, producer and director Nell Scovell worked behind the scenes of iconic TV shows, including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, Murphy Brown, NCIS, The Muppets, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which she created and executive produced. In 2009, Scovell gave up her behind-the-scenes status when the David Letterman sex scandal broke. Only the second woman ever to write for his show, Scovell used the moment to publicly call out the lack of gender diversity in late-night TV writers’ rooms. “One of the boys” came out hard for “all of the girls.” Her criticisms fueled a cultural debate. Two years later, Scovell was collaborating with Sheryl Sandberg on speeches and later on Lean In, which resulted in a worldwide movement. Now Scovell is opening up with this fun, honest, and often shocking account. Scovell knows what it’s like to put words in the mouths of President Barack Obama, Mark Harmon, Candice Bergen, Bob Newhart, Conan O’Brien, Alyssa Milano, and Kermit the Frog, among many others. Through her eyes, you’ll sit in the Simpson writers’ room… stand on the Oscar red carpet… pin a tail on Miss Piggy…bond with Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy… and experience a Stephen King-like encounter with Stephen King. Just the Funny Parts is a fast-paced account of a nerdy girl from New England who fought her way to the top of the highly-competitive, male-dominated entertainment field. The book delivers invaluable insights into the creative process and tricks for navigating a difficult workplace. It's part memoir, part how-to, and part survival story. Or, as Scovell puts it, “It’s like Unbroken, but funnier and with slightly less torture.”
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Friends

Friends

Just the Funny Parts: ... And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys' Club. New York: Dey Street. Shahaf, Sharon. 2016. Decentring Innovation: The Israeli Television Industry and the Format-driven Transnational Turn in ...

Author: Simone Knox

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030254292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book offers a long overdue, extensive study of one of the most beloved television shows: Friends. Why has this sitcom become the seminal success that it is? And how does it continue to engage viewers around the world a quarter century after its first broadcast? Featuring original interviews with key creative personnel (including co-creator Marta Kauffman and executive producer Kevin S. Bright), the book provides answers by identifying a strategy of intimacy that informs Friends’ use of humour, performance, style and set design. The authors provide fascinating analyses of some of the most well-remembered scenes—the one where Ross can’t get his leather pants back on, and Ross and Rachel’s break-up, to name just a couple—and reflect on how and why A-list guest performances sometimes fell short of the standards set by the ensemble cast. Also considered are the iconic look of Monica’s apartment as well as the programme’s much discussed politics of representation and the critical backlash it has received in recent years. An exploration of Joey, the infamous spin-off, and several attempts to adapt Friends’ successful formula across the globe, round out the discussion, with insights into mistranslated jokes and much more. For students, scholars, creative industry practitioners and fans alike, this is a compelling read that lets us glimpse behind the scenes of what has become a cultural phenomenon and semi-permanent fixture in many of our homes.
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The Bags

The Bags

Also, its latest iteration on Netflix is rated at "100% Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. As a performer, Joel has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Freaks and Geeks, and voiced the role of Mayor Dewey on the animated series Steven Universe

Author: Nell Scovell

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ISBN: 1954968310

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Page: 218

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Read a script just like they do in Hollywood! The Bags is a feature screenplay the world has never seen... until now. The Bags: When trash bags come to life and try to smother the inhabitants of a small town, a frightened family unites to stop the ruthless corporation who created this garbage monster. The Bags is a comedy/horror film that takes on the real-life terrors of consumerism, marketing, and packaging. Nell Scovell is a comedy writer and author of Just the Funny Parts: And a Few Hard Truths about Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys' Club. She was the creator/showrunner of ABC's Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and has written for The Simpsons, Monk, Charmed, Late Night with David Letterman, NCIS, and The Muppets. Joel Hodgson started out performing magic and ventriloquism in eighth grade and went on to create Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the late '80s. The show is still going strong with over 200 episodes and a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Also, its latest iteration on Netflix is rated at "100% Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. As a performer, Joel has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Freaks and Geeks, and voiced the role of Mayor Dewey on the animated series Steven Universe
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The Advocate

The Advocate

... be said for the ways of men around 330 B.C. As he studied for his role as Alexander the Great for the upcoming Oliver Stone film Alexander, slated for November, he discovered that male bonding went much further than it does today.

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.
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The Advocate

The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.
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The Advocate

The Advocate

It's two steps forward, one step back: Hollywood is tackling more and more gay subject matter, but sometimes in a way ... belt. for life IV: Asking the Hard Questions Being undetectable is one goal— but it shouldn't be your only goal.

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.
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Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine

Ironically, our offices were on Rodeo Drive, which in a few years would turn into one of ... the Billionaire Boys Club expose, which was later made into a celebrated TV movie. The magazine took controversial stands against Metrorail, ...

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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.
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The Advocate

The Advocate

With co-creator Stephen Trask, career-long iconoclast Mitchell uses one gay boy's journey into womanhood to address everybody's search ... "I think at first they thought we were just a few zealots and they could ignore us," says Chase.

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.
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The Advocate

The Advocate

Perhaps it's because I've never waited more than a few weeks to climb into bed and I allow myself to get wrapped up in something I consider ... FOR SALE - The only Bed & Breakfast in West Hollywood, CA; historically well-occupied.

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.
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Backpacker

Backpacker

Discover handheld GPS only a renowned mapping company can deliver, at outdoor retailers or JUST ADD WILDERNESS " ^*"*"W% These ... Scientists predict that these adorable "rock rabbits" will die off within the next few decades as rising ...

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
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