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July 11th Salon with TV Writer/Producer Sam Johnson
Sam Johnson has come a long way from his native Omaha. Television comedy has been the better for it.
At the July Salon we will welcome back an old friend of the Nebraska Coast, television writer/producer Sam Johnson. Sam has had a guiding hand in such classic tv as FRASIER, NEWS RADIO and HOT IN CLEVELAND.
Sam has been a TV comedy writer for nearly 25 years. As a fifth generation Nebraskan, Sam grew up in Omaha. At Yale, Sam met his writing partner Chris Marcil, and they wrote for many publications including The New Yorker, Mademoiselle and The New York Times. After a stint editing National Lampoon magazine, their early career in television included writing for two of MTV’s groundbreaking animated series BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD and the pilot for the spinoff DARIA.
They then moved to Los Angeles as story editors on the NBC hit comedy series NEWS RADIO, working their way up to executive producers during the show’s fifth season. They joined FRASIER in its seventh season as Co-Exec Producers and were promoted to Executive Producers at the start of the tenth season. Sam was nominated for multiple Emmys and FRASIER won Outstanding Comedy Series during his tenure. They also wrote for HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER among others.
More recently, he wrote for the TVLand series HOT IN CLEVELAND, running it during its final season, and last year’s NBC series CROWDED. He will begin work on a new series for Netflix in August.
Sam hasn’t been back to a Salon for many years, so don’t miss this chance to meet him and hear his secrets of comedy writing. Hope to see you at the Salon on Monday, July 11th in Culver City.
Salons are a great way to network, catch up with old friends and new ones, and have a taste of home in Hollywood.
Salons are always on the Second Monday of every month.
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