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A legal drama was a cop show seen from a different point of view.
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A lot of what you do as a producer is say no and impose your tastes on other people.
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After that, I went to work as a story editor on Columbo.
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Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words.
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But I did read sports themed books as a child.
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But I remember as a kid growing up and my fantasy of what a writer is, is he goes into a room and writes a novel.
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By the time Hill Street Blues came along in 1980, I had been at it almost 15 years, so I knew and had worked with a fairly wide range of actors.
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Carnegie accepted me from the ten short stories I sent to them.
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Casting is sort of like looking at paintings. You don't know what you'll like, but you recognize it when you see it.
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Film provides an opportunity to marry the power of ideas with the power of images.
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Hill Street Blues gave me an opportunity to work with an ensemble cast of people whose work I admired.
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Hill Street Blues might have been the first television show that had a memory. One episode after another was part of a cumulative experience shared by the audience.
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However, we do work very hard to find exceptional writers whose work reaches inspired levels.
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I always have a particular way that I like to tell stories. David Milch has a particular way that he likes to tell stories.
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I always knew I wanted to be a writer.
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I am supervising scripts for work and reading 10 scripts a week plus.
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I did it very reluctantly in 1973 when I realized that producing was the only way to maintain control over what I wrote for television.
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I didn't have a natural instinct for telling other people what to do.
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I don't think we consciously thought about how cops talk. Cops are people like everyone else.
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I grew up in New York, on the upper West Side, in a pretty rough berg.
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I had a job at Universal Studios waiting for me. I had a summer job there in 1965 and I was invited to return when school was over.
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I have several ideas noodling in my head for a book in the future.
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I hear what I write much more than I see it.
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I read 1000's of scripts for work.
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I spent a year at NYU and transferred to Carnegie Tech, in Pittsburgh, which is now Carnegie Mellon. I graduated in 1966.
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I tell writers, actors and other young people that for every person who succeeds in our business 1,000 people don't.
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I think television is also an integral part of our culture.
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I think that reluctance to arbitrarily impose my will on people ultimately made me a better producer.
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I think the best work flows out of a collaborative environment.
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I was a street rat and lived for sports.
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I was enamored with the theater.
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I was not a person lost in books.
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I went to work at Universal Studios a couple of days after I arrived in Los Angeles and have never been out of a job since then for a day in my life.
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I've gotten to create and write shows that have been seen by countless millions of people.
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I've never cast a cinematographer for the aforementioned reason that I'm not a particularly visual person.
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Imagery is like music.
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In high school I was involved with music and was a singer. I hated it.
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Keep writing, and eventually you'll get read. Don't get discouraged. It's hard to make it.
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Maybe because of my theater background, I instinctively valued words more than images.
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Michael and I had worked with and met a lot of cops in the context of other shows.
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Michael and I wrote the script for the pilot of Hill Street Blues in about two weeks.
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My Dad was a musician and I come from a musical family.
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My teachers told me I could write, and relatively early on in my life, it was clear to me that's what I did best.
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My work precludes time for reading on a regular basis and reading for pleasure.
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Neither Michael nor I had any particular interest. We had both worked on cop shows over the years and didn't feel there was anything particularly interesting about bringing another one to the air.
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One of the problems of writing is that anyone who commits themselves to that process has to believe that they're good.
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Over the years, I've gotten better at painting visuals with words.
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The criteria for anything is if I fall in love to go off on my own to do it.
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Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks to you on an emotional level. It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect and goes to a different part of the brain.
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We always have an idea of what we want to do. We don't always pull it off, but we have an idea.
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Writing television screenplays requires an understanding of the way (motion picture) film accelerates the communication of words.
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You have to create an environment that allows for input from a lot of sources. It may take a little longer, but you come out with a better result.
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You have to give directors and cinematographers a word blueprint for visuals, but I had to learn that from experience.
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You read ten pages of a David Kelley script and you knew he was a gifted writer.
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You read ten pages of a David Milch, even though he'd never written a TV script before, and you knew he was a writer.
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Your knowledge and memory of any given episode was informed by your experience watching previous shows.
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