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The Resource Just the funny parts : ... and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club, Nell Scovell

Just the funny parts : ... and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club, Nell Scovell

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Just the funny parts : ... and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club
Title
Just the funny parts
Title remainder
... and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club
Statement of responsibility
Nell Scovell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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."
  • For more than thirty years, writer, producer and director Scovell worked behind the scenes of iconic TV shows. In 2009, she 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. Her criticisms fueled a cultural debate. Now Scovell is opening up with this fun, honest, and often shocking account of a nerdy girl from New England fighting her way to the top of the highly-competitive, male-dominated entertainment field
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AZZPT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scovell, Nell
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1992.4.S36
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scovell, Nell
  • Television producers and directors
  • Television writers
  • Women television producers and directors
  • Women television writers
  • Television producers and directors
  • Television writers
  • Women television producers and directors
  • Women television writers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • HUMOR / Business & Professional
Label
Just the funny parts : ... and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club, Nell Scovell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Sheryl Sandberg -- Introduction -- Who is Nell Scovell? Every character needs a backstory ; Sports and SPY ; The setup ; The big twist ; The payoff -- Get me Nell Scovell! The Simpsons: Fugu me! ; Brush with greatness: working for Letterman ; The meet cute ; We're all Oompa Loompas ; So you want to run a TV show -- Get me a younger, cheaper Nell Scovell! Poetry is in the doing ; The ones that got away ; You sexy motherwriter ; The decade-long roller-coaster ride -- Who is Nell Scovell? "Fame whore" ; The one I'd been waiting for ; Lily Tomlin, the Kennedy Center ... and a surprise guest ; Our funny president ; Stage five of a Hollywood writer's career -- Job timeline
Control code
ocn968158911
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 316 pages
Isbn
9780062473486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062473486
  • (OCoLC)968158911
Label
Just the funny parts : ... and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club, Nell Scovell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Sheryl Sandberg -- Introduction -- Who is Nell Scovell? Every character needs a backstory ; Sports and SPY ; The setup ; The big twist ; The payoff -- Get me Nell Scovell! The Simpsons: Fugu me! ; Brush with greatness: working for Letterman ; The meet cute ; We're all Oompa Loompas ; So you want to run a TV show -- Get me a younger, cheaper Nell Scovell! Poetry is in the doing ; The ones that got away ; You sexy motherwriter ; The decade-long roller-coaster ride -- Who is Nell Scovell? "Fame whore" ; The one I'd been waiting for ; Lily Tomlin, the Kennedy Center ... and a surprise guest ; Our funny president ; Stage five of a Hollywood writer's career -- Job timeline
Control code
ocn968158911
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 316 pages
Isbn
9780062473486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062473486
  • (OCoLC)968158911

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