Post by dragonsback on Oct 23, 2008 17:16:51 GMT -5
Wow, very busy guy, Mr Green. Keeps rolling out new projects. Bravo. But do you have any further word on his involvement with LOCI, AL? Would be a terrible shame if he moved on. He and Chernuchin are just what S8 needs, I think.
Post by annabelleleigh on Jun 15, 2009 12:25:42 GMT -5
Squib about G/E showrunner Walon Green in a recent (June 10, 2009) piece on the writer as director. And no -- sigh -- he wasn't interviewed about CI as an Emmy contender.
Emmy Watch: Writer-Director Writers and directors find they have to readjust their thinking when they shift from film to television
By Randee Dawn The Hollywood Reporter June 10, 2009
"...For Oscar-winner Walon Green, who didn't start in television until he was 45, the shift is an aesthetic thing for a writer. "The biggest difference is: Television is a writer's medium, and feature films are a director's medium," says Green, executive producer of USA's "Law & Order: CI." "If you're a writer who's interested in more authority and actually being in control of your material, you're much better off in television."
On a film set, a writer is often a fifth wheel, while on a TV set, the writer is an integral element to the process, constantly referred and sometimes deferred to for interpretations of lines, meanings and intent. Meanwhile, most TV shows' directors are migrants, and the rest of the cast and crew are long-timers who have an insiders feel for the material -- while on film sets the director is king and the story is set..."