Podcast Episode 153 – Tony Winner & Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Showrunner Warren Leight
My wife and I spend a lot of time with Warren Leight.
You probably do too . . .
Because we, like you (admit it), watch a lot of Law & Order SVU and Warren was a writer and showrunner for years.
Before that, though he was a finalist for the big P for his fantastic play, Side Man.
Warren is one of the few playwrights that can go so easily from stage to screen . . . and that’s all about how he started writing in the first place. See he started because he wanted to be a sports writer, and then . . . wait . . . I’m giving it away. Just listen to the podcast and hear Warren talk about:
- How a lie about loving horror movies led to him writing one . . . and why you might want to fib a little too.
- Why he binge writes.
- The importance of joining a Writer’s Group and how it helped him.
- Why the deadlines of TV help make him a better writer . . . and how you can use deadlines to accomplish your goals, whether you have a TV network demanding a script or not.
- How he wrote Side Man without realizing he was writing it . . . and what it was like after he won The Tony (and it’s not what you think).
Warren’s path to success is such a lesson in the grind, creativity and flexibility it takes to be successful in this business and in any business, and this podcast could give you a map for your own.
Click here for the link to my podcast with Warren!
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