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Encyclopedia > Herbert F. Solow

Herbert F. Solow has worked in Hollywood as a producer, director, production manager, talent agent, and writer. ...


After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1953 Solow was hired by the William Morris Agency in New York City to work in the mailroom. In 1956 he was promoted to talent agent. Later he was hired by NBC and transferred to Los Angeles in 1960 and was subsequently hired by CBS as Director of Daytime Programs, West Coast. He returned to NBC a year later as Director of Daytime Programs. Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Founded in 1898, the William Morris Agency a the largest diversified talent and literary agency in the world, with offices in New York, Beverly Hills, Nashville, Miami, London, and Shanghai. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... NBC, formerly called the National Broadcasting Company, is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses, see CBS (disambiguation). ...


In 1964 he joined Desilu Studios and was appointed Vice President of Production in 1965. Solow oversaw the development, sales, and production of Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, and Mannix. Desilu Productions was a company jointly owned by American actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. ... Star Trek collectively refers to a science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series, 726 episodes and ten feature films in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the... Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ... Mannix is the name of a television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character played by Mike Connors is an American private investigator of Armenian heritage. ...


Solow joined MGM Television as vice president in charge of television production. There he oversaw the development and production of Medical Center, Then Came Bronson, and The Courtship of Eddie's Father. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Medical Center was a drama that ran on CBS from 1969 to 1976. ... Then Came Bronson was a short-lived TV show that ran in the US for only one season, on NBC, from 1969 to 1970. ... The Courtship of Eddies Father is a 1963 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. ...


Solow is a member of the Writers Guild of America , the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the Foreign Film, Documentary, and Special Effects Committees of AMPAS. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is the collective bargaining representative, or labor union, for writers in the motion picture and television industries in the United States. ... Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry. ... Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ...

Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, book cover
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Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, book cover

Along with Robert H. Justman, he wrote Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, published by Pocket Books in 1996. According to Publishers Weekly, "As told by Solow, Star Trek's co-producer, and Justman, the executive in charge of production, this is arguably the definitive history of the TV show...With plenty of behind-the-scenes material that will be of interest to Trek fans, this book puts a good deal of emphasis on the show's business side, elucidating production difficulties, cost overruns and the seemingly constant debate with NBC over the show's future." Robert H. Justman has worked in Hollywood as a producer, director, production manager, assistant director, and production assistant since the early 1950s. ... Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ... Publishers Weekly is a weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers, and literary agents. ...


He is married to Yvonne Fern Solow, who wrote the book, Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation (1994).


Trivia

  • Solow was the first to call Gene Roddenberry "The Great Bird of the Galaxy," a throwaway line from the episode "The Man Trap."

Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991 Born in El Paso, Texas) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ...

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

 
 

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