Saturday, October 03, 2009

Five best books about working in television

Seth Freeman, a multiple Emmy-winning writer for television, created the series Lincoln Heights.

For the Wall Street Journal he named a five best list of books on working in television.

One title on the list:
Artistic Differences
by Charlie Hauck
William Morrow, 1993

Geneva Holloway is a beautiful and talented actress with the lead in a television series. In other words, as Charles Hauck deftly shows us in this wonderfully funny novel about the excesses of power and fame, she is a dangerous psychopath. Hauck, who wrote for many successful series, including "Maude" and "Home Improvement," also created several shows with a string of television divas. "Artistic Differences" combines, in fiction, several such stars into one irresistible and accurate portrait of an actress whose popularity enables a lethal self-centeredness. The novel is also the story of a marriage of sorts—or of a relationship that in Hollywood is often deeper than a marriage—between a team of comedy writers.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue