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Encyclopedia > William Froug

William Froug is an Emmy award-winning American television writer and producer. His producing credits include the series The Twilight Zone, Gilligan's Island, and Bewitched. In addition he wrote teleplays for The Dick Powell Show, Charlie's Angels, and The New Twilight Zone. He has written numerous books on screenwriting, including Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade, Zen and the Art of Screenwriting I and II, The Screenwriter Looks at The Screenwriter and How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island: Adventures of a Hollywood Writer-Producer, published in 2005 by the University of Wisconsin Press. Froug founded the writing program at UCLA film school, and finished his teaching career with screenwriting workshops from 1994-1995 at Florida State University's film conservatory, then located in Sarasota. The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. ... For the NES video game, see Gilligans Island (video game). ... Bewitched was an American situation comedy starring actress Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York 1964-1969, and Dick Sargent 1969-1972. ... Dick Powell (1904-1963) The singer, actor, producer, and director Dick Powell was born as Richard Ewing Powell in Mountain View, Arkansas on November 14, 1904. ... It has been suggested that List of Charlies Angels episodes be merged into this article or section. ... The Twilight Zones original opening The Twilight Zone was a television anthology series created (and often written) by its narrator and host Rod Serling. ... Zen is a form of Mahayana Buddhism that places great importance on moment-by-moment awareness and seeing deeply into the nature of things by direct experience. ...

Memorable Bill Froug quotes:

"If you can write hard comedy, you'll need a skiploader to haul your millions away."

"Soft comedy and a dollar will buy you a cup of coffee."

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UW Press - : How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island: And Other Misadventures of a Hollywood Writer-Producer, William ... (492 words)
William Froug was in the thick of that exodus, a young man full of ideas in a Hollywood bursting with opportunities.
Froug reveals a post-WWII America giddy with the success of its newest medium—yet sobered at moments by strikes and union politics, McCarthyism and anti-Semitism.
Emmy-winning William Froug is professor emeritus and former chair of the School of Theater Arts, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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