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"warren littlefield" Discussed on Sound in Marketing
"Can talk about that. Well I did want to ask you because you made made a mention about that. The only Episodes that were picked up four episodes which is enough to joke. But I agree with you I live. I live in the L. A. Area. That is pretty strange that they would only be picked up. Four episodes and it would just like slowly stagger into more episodes. What made you take the job in? The first place was it. Because you're like here's an opportunity for me to you know. Put myself apart from all the other composers. That are out there. Was there something about Jerry? That was interesting to you. What was the draw if it was only four episodes? What was the draw? George Wallace and I are really good friends in. I knew about his best friend Jerry for for a long time. We had just never met but George put it to me like my friends in the music. Not Working. Can you help them out so it was? It was job I got paid for it and I was happy to have the job and you know obviously now. I'm really happy of the job at the time. It was not a great job. I was doing okay. I had a couple of hits shows on the air already. I was doing every week married with children. And WHO's the boss? I didn't really need a show that the network showed such little faith in that they only ordered force. I didn't really need this job but I was happy do it any friend of George is a friend of mine and he seemed like a nice enough guy called me on a Saturday and I pitched him the idea. That look we need to really treat your voice with a lot of respect otherwise if you have a really melodic theme it's a recipe for an audio conflict and he listened intelligently to that is as I work will come on over. I'm alone I'm here in my office. Come on over. A little work is up. You can watch and he did. He's he's really Nice Guy. Who's he hung around? The girlfriend brought us burritos. That was how I created the Seinfeld theme with him. They're going just kind of in amazement about that whole sampling thing and the lips in the finger snaps and I I mentioned to about lips and tongue noises can we do that is that legal is at music find out so that is why I really really wanted to take. This job is because of the relationship. I had and still have with George Wallace. I've also heard the story about how Larry David almost made you leave the room when they were out of a meeting through you out of a meeting because it seemed he believed in the theme song even more than you did at that point. What do you think sold? Larry David by the white your impression. David is awesome But what what was it that you think just sold Larry. This is it. We can't do anything else. What was it Larry does not like to be told what to do? That's more of the truth. Then he was in love with the music he'd there was a long list in the of the story. The please do. Larry wasn't even there when I created the theme. Jerry was there and Jerry's happy with it and I put it up against his comedy video that he had from an HBO special and it worked. Pretty well and Jerry called Larry on the phone and just held the phone up to the in the air so we can hear it on. The speakers. Injuries really liked us. Who Do you think Larry Larry said? Yeah Yeah Yeah. That sounds. That sounds funny. I liked that that was the entire approval process until we got picked up for another season season two. I think it was that Warren Littlefield had some notes he was headed an NBC. At the time by the way I love worn his greg. I did seventeen series with worn along fine. This not bad about Warren. He's just doing job and I was invited to. This meeting where Warren was going to give his notes that if you want season two this is what you're going to have to change. And the reason I was invited because they were given a heads up. That music was on the list Warren again. A Smart Guy articulate intelligent very successful. He knows what he's doing said to. What is this music is is it? What are those instruments? Can we not afford real music? It's it's weird. It's distracting is annoying. Pretty set the word annoying. Larry's eyes lit up a and that's when he decided he was gonNA defend a guy said to Larry and our boss was Glenn Pad Nick who is head of TV for Castle Rock. And I just we huddled with me and Laurean Glenn and I said look guys. I'll change the music. It's not a big deal for me. I no no events here I I just want the show to get picked up. GimMe a couple hours. And Larry was so mad at me that I would even consider caving end. Is this request. He started yelling at me and pointing at the doors. What get done here get out and I looked at Glen Glenn just kind of shrugged and said Look Larry. If you feel strongly about this Al Becca. I'll defended Israel for fruits move. Get Out in the meeting and the meeting ended with the music stayed in the picture by the way that long list of notes. I saw the list. I'm think Larry ended up changing any of it. I mean there's casting issues. Storyline Issues Wardrobe. I'll let you change anything. So it wasn't so much that he loved the music he just didn't like being told to change the fact that the network had so little faith in this show and that there was only four episodes. I wonder if this is you. And everyone involved really like story wise musically everything gave you guys a freedom to try something that wasn't explored because no one was really telling you okay. Well we have to cross this t dot this I and you are correct to explore. You just met his correct. They really weren't paying that close attention to us. And Larry was able to make the show the way Larry wanted and I was able to make the music the way I wanted. And it all worked pretty well mostly because we were not a hit show and they other things to do there were people at NBC who believed in the show. They're individuals who did warn was one of them. Stu was one of them. But in general it didn't test well. It had no numbers and no viewers. It was where they weren't sure what to do with it. Where do we? What kind of a time slot to do we find with this? Because time sitcoms were not like this they were not conversational and is intricate as Seinfeld was so yes you hit on something important. It was a camelot era of being able to have certain freedoms for me that manteaux being able to be weird and quirky as a show went forward the base evolved more nasal more angular more wacky more twelve tone. The Basic Seinfeld baseline is just a one quarter. Four card is so sophomore and so simple that any nine year old complex and as it stands simple it does not really require meter to hold water. It could stop and start to make allowances for Jerry's jokes and in that way I was able to forget everything I learned about composition from the time I was seven and create very simple thing and sometimes got works. That's not always the case. Though you learn the roles so that you can break them. If you have to really really know the rules here let me here folks all the time trying to know be new and guy but you have to understand how human years work and how transient the at. The time broadcast transmissions had each network had unique algorithms for compression that they used okay so I had to get used to and I had. I chose on every network I had to mix differently defensively so it was still good on each of the networks and I made friends with those engineers that came up with the compression schemes so that I would know how to do it for example that base when you hear it in reruns on TV it. It's slaps out smacking in between the forehead. It sounds louder than dialogue. Because I use certain selective phase manipulations in it. And for before you do that you have to know the rules. Otherwise you might run into phase cancellations. Oh that sounds exhausting. The different okay I was. I'm a nerd and the dumb assuming you are too but they will need to to at least do something unique for that theme seems I always philosophically thought that were not given the Gravitas that they should. I should point out. I'm fully retired. Have no dog in this fight anymore. I'm not trying to convince anybody to pay me more money. You know. Seeing music among other things is a first impression sales tool to help pitch a new show to an audience. Sometimes it's important to the show's identity and in helps tell the story a theme like the fresh Prince of Bel Air which is not one of mine but it tells the story and bridge there in into the into the story of the fresh prince of Bel Air Seen has entertainment value as a presentation tool just like in the theater. The Voice Booming Voices Ladies.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM
"It was it was just one of those like where my I was always performing anyway and my dad was like well let's give them an opportunity to do it right let's let's crazy and they just said look like doing I had two older brothers of like let's give him something to do disrupting the entire family and that was you know look at it was clearly the right decision and I think my parents like everyday to this to them yeah how did you end up on Broadway at the age of twelve well there was they've that the show actually put out auditions you know the the the casting call for it and I didn't know how to tap dance so the you know they were like we were like well we're not going to go in for this so our ages was like Hey put you in on this we were like well we don't have is why we're gonna go and let's not waste our time then they couldn't find any kids so they put the word out to the actual grade schools in New York in the area looking for kids and the principal at my school was like we've got a kid we think would be great we don't even know that it was the same thing and went out with the addition of a light will can you dance I was like no I don't have this will can you just show what's the moves will put on some music I just started dancing or like we think we could teach you what this is the most harm I ever heard so they taught me how to tap dance you want for the tap dance kid as you didn't know how do you have to have faith in your is if I write out that he got fresh prince by walking into the wrong room I will say this no the look almost turned because when I did get the fresh prince of Bel Air Warren Littlefield the then an incoming president of NBC was like after we did the pilot I don't like this kid Reilly cast is the first time that's ever happened to you pretty much it was the it was the first real negative no but like he went to recast and they actually put out casting they did they brought people in the luckily the executive producers and will and Debbie Allen who was the the director of the pilot and you know we're kind of Jones in the past I did not work with but I knew well right I was friends with will everybody kept saying we're going to we got to go through this process but we still believe in you yeah and then after we did the sixth episode worn a little bill came on set he said I'm so happy that I got this wrong okay because okay already pushed me Carrollton run you you've done a great job and I'm native say there's no way we're re casting good lord we we cool it was not told my phone home true true or false who you become a star on Broadway with the tap dance kid and you catch the attention of Michael Jackson because he became a fan of your dancing well it was a combination of the hammer seeing what he hadn't seen me on Brody body have seen the commercials the director of the Pepsi commercial Bob Giraldi I'd worked with doing a different commercial it was the church of latter day saints Mormon church commercial I did and then the Michael Jackson's choreographer Michael Peters directed at the commercial for the tap dance kid okay and both of them said to Michael and a Pepsi we got a kid that would be perfect for this commercial I believe and they both basically said my diet again and then called me up and just offered me the job I was a repair strikes again why do I walk around and what we yes because I mean when you think of it in these terms you go no I'm really lucky right now also once you get them to to be also deliver live also have the talent to be to reward the people's face act so it's not it's not all you know not all but but you when you think about how many people are incredibly talented they never get to me ever ever get to see that's right it's not yes there is talent to back it up but there is also the lock up things happening the right way at the right time you know I'll even go to dancing with the stars I wanted to be on dancing with the stars from the very beginning and I mean I it was like a love hate relationship with them I'd be like I think I love you and I hate you guys you will let me on it was like this horrible and that I would like to know what I really do love I mean it was so back and forth for years and finally season nineteen I'm the last one casted what is your rank yes but I see I like talking logos inside right I said you know I would not a dancer I know how you mimic no I'm on that mimic right like let's see it's the way there no it's not really it's just like it's it's about technique in knowing actually how to dance yeah and everybody's the position was yeah but you're a dancer I'm like no I am a mimic that can dance yeah you have very shot John to all that so every week we would finish the show the next day on Tuesday I would go into the studio with Whitney and Whitney would say to me how was it possible that you could be so good last night ends suck so bad today I like it I don't know what I'm doing right but I work hard I will work hard to be good and I I I won't stop till I'm great let me get off on to because we have to take a break you ended up winning dance no not even when it was a start when got struck by like all right we have to take a break by the way we will we will get to it is coming back in the game show network Alfa Jews back hosting catch twenty one which is a lot of fun over the guest right after this okay.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Doing than patriots fans especially you'll be happy to know that Antonio brown will be eligible to play this weekend the open up an investigation into brown because somebody came forward pretty Taylor name former trainer father loss in the so it doesn't do Southern District of Florida Tuesday accused him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions in twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen nothing good here for anybody all around the NFL doing an investigation but it's not a court of law so I mean then there's an investigation that is through the law it is a is a it is not a federal suit there he's being sued he actually is being sued Austin this of the disk in your face to privately as well I wonder about the timing of the people say why did you wait now what you just so right away when it happened Whitey soon after the first time these are some of the questions it'll come up bill Belichick would not commit to a plain brown or not we'll have to see next. the twenty fifth anniversary celebration of friends is on who would actually include the cast of friends to make hit sit com law about six friends as you know struggling in their twenties beating in nineteen ninety four finishing it for they'll now have a the bus to come with being now is is celebrated in the upcoming event in Las Vegas according to a new Twitter page from Warner brothers everything will kick off on October eighteenth through the nineteenth the event mirrors the fifth in six seasons where the crew headed to Las Vegas to see Joey on the set of a new film so major hijinks ensued a voice of a friends fans it none of the six friends will be on hand so this have a celebration about the friends without the friends that seems a little anti climactic yeah maybe they'll surprise like it'll be a surprising show up yeah I never was that thrilled I never saw it myself that was funny or that was interesting it was a fun job but I will say this did you see the story that I guess who is the director the producer of the show right before is about to launch like right before the first episode was going to err he flew them all to Vegas for dinner and then after dinner give them all I don't know however much money instead go out and gamble and have fun because this is gonna be the last you're ever going to be able to go out in public and not be barred as. yeah Warren Littlefield okay was it a great story yeah he he wrote that he he he was the producer goes here yet to be famous as they knew it's gonna head it's amazing how they know some shows are going to head before they actually even there. right and then some of the things. don't yeah modern family is another example like this can be a big hit it's so good.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"Couldn't. I couldn't believe what they did and <hes> it was <hes> you you know it was a seminal moment for all of us that moment that that's gripped arrived and <hes> so you know we got we we cast it right. We got lucky with when somebody laughed with replacing them. That was somebody equally as good or sometimes somebody better and <hes> you know it was it was a wonderful eleven years. Yeah like woody. Harrelson was totally different character than the coach was yeah well. We were in eighty four. We followed <hes> family. Ties and Michael was such a star that when we when Nikki passed away we didn't want to do an older guy again. We want to do a younger guy because we wanted to hopefully get some of the Michael Fox audience to watch cheers and then we had a kid who he really loves to play the part and the last active walk in the room was woody and and he walked in and he read with Teddy and we went but of course why didn't we think going that way and that was it. We just got lucky and this is something Gilbert. I'll never experienced but does isn't there electric as an electric moment when all of this comes together her the the right into the writing coalescence the acting the right actors walk in the room where you just go you know in your bones. This thing is special special. This thing is going to fly and how does that yeah. We were flying when he came around yeah but I mean you go back to the beginning. That's what I mean it yeah. We you know you gotta get a great script. Then he got a cast great then you gotta get network to put you on a good time slasher because was sometimes great shows. Don't have anybody famous in their their in them and there's no reason to watch him so you gotta get into time slot where people can <hes> come to the dance late because it takes awhile and television to get the word out so we were lucky you know. We were lucky with a wonderful wonderful script on cheers. We were lucky that Ted and shelley were available at that time. We were lucky to be on. NBC which which had nothing you know there was nothing the Sitcom was dying back then they didn't have any big shows couple of dramas <hes> L. A. Law and Maybe Hill Street and <hes> we you know you knew I always have a dress rehearsal before I shoot the show three or four days and on cheers we had this dress rehearsal and the audience crazy so I knew we had some special and I knew they were laughing. They laughed norm when norm entered right and and I looked Glenn Charleston I said Oh my God they're laughing at attitudes so I knew and you know we were lucky. We were lucky we kind of <hes> you know you did nothing the first two years and all of a sudden the cosby came on and so we got more people to dance and you know. I it's electric it happens. It's you know I've I've had happened four or five or six times and it's just nothing like it quite an experience y original story line to the Big Bang theory we did on that. We did two pilots. <hes> we did a pilot. First pilot was <hes> the boys was Johnny and Jimmy <hes> Sheldon Gordon and Leonard who walking down the street and they find a girl crying on the sidewalk decide to take her in and live with her are should turns out. She's a hooker so you had these nerds living with a hooker which I thought was a wonderful parameters but we could never get the casting right on that and God. I'd love Chuck Chuck. Laurie went back and said to the network. Let's take another shot at this and they created a penny across the hall and put into more nerds and and the rest is history in <hes>. It's a tribute to chuck. I only did the pilot of that. Show <hes> and <hes> you know I've worked with chuck since then a a lot of Egypt genius or what he does. He knows characters. He knows funny and <hes> those you know he's. He's just keeping this Sitcom alive right now. He is speaking of Jews. We had on the podcast judo fan letter. When you guys were working on cheers from Norman Lear I did. It was a first fan letter. What did that mean to you. Oh my God I showed it to the boys. You know this is when we were struggling. When we were yeah it came to the right time. Yeah the first last year on Thanksgiving finish. We were the last rated show on the air. <hes> that that week it was scary. Norman wrote this letter how much he loved off the show and <hes> we went to lunch with him and who better to go to lunch with the demand crater archie bunker and we went to the Brown Derby. RV which no longer exists and we sat there and off Norman and it was so wonderful to see that he was an all of us. How lovely Nice wow you just at the time you guys needed a shot in the arm and praise from Caesar showed up. Yes that is fantastic. Let's talk a little bit about will and grace before we let you out of a Ah James because I know it's a show. You're very proud of as you should be because it's a game changing show trail-blazing show. It's a show that means a lot to a lot of people and change the culture and as with taxi you kind of knew from the beginning. You knew I guess when you saw Maxon David script again. I read the script <hes> it was <hes> a tribute to Warren littlefield because Max David wrote a pilot for NBC previously and they didn't pick that up but they warren said. I like this character. Characters will and grace. Can we do a show about them. So Max and David went off and wrote the show and I read it and I loved it. I just I thought how wonderful wonderful this show was. It was smart. It was funny. It was pertinent and <hes> I said to you have to do the show so I did. This pilot and it was again at the dress rehearsal in front of this audience. It's it was through the roof. It was just wonderful and <hes> so the network picked it up and and <hes> the rest is history. I mean we've we're doing the reboot right now. Almost two hundred and thirty a show and that is still makes me laugh harder than any other show and you said you're against reunions <hes>. How are you said they're hard to do to do this is Max much idea we did a political video with the four of them and the network like the show and the four of them kind of look the same so we said why not try it so we tried it and it was <hes> it's turned out okay. It's it's listen to you. They've still got the same chemistry. I know. I was skeptical nickel too. I said well. I don't know it's been years and will it happen again. Can you make that magic again but the infectious performers no other show does those jokes she you can yeah okay yeah where they where the where the leading showing EUPHEMISMS <hes> because you've amazement or funny the actual word and <hes>.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on X96
"He's so you kind of a question he's in no rush to join the masses on social media never gonna happen bit told E. news at the low single lease premiere of the wedding Tarantino film once upon a time in Hollywood he then backtracked saying well I never say never life's pretty good without it I I just don't see the point of social media he is among the few movie stars who have resisted creating a social media account alongside Sandra bullock George Clooney Jennifer Aniston and Emma stone others like Julia Roberts will will Smith Jennifer garner and Jake Gyllenhaal regularly posts you have followed you from Julia Roberts too of course to their Instagram or Twitter accounts Jennifer garner is my favorite you need to watch that CNN the movies for two thousand to now because they have a whole section on July you know how important how pivotal hello essential no I wasn't sure about her veins report it's about the vein and and they they go to her quite a bit during the series but sh and she's looking pretty good do they do why the long face strokes whether and just to see how she was alright you're just jealous I like Brad Pitt he says I'm not going to open up any cunning Instagram account or or Twitter account he doesn't mean just not going to do it yeah Jeff bridges so when I also like quite a bit is going to star in something called the old man a new drama that's been ordered to series that affects so is a series okay I I just kind of I just scanned the headline I didn't read the story on the the best selling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry the old man centers on Dan chase would be bridges who of scum did from the C. I. A. decades ago and has been living off the grid when an assistant arrives and tries to take him out the old operative learns to insure his future he now has to reconcile with his past John Steinberg and Robert Levine will write the series adaptation in addition to serving as executive producers Warren Littlefield will executive produce and so forth it's extraordinary they say Jeff bridges and then there are comic extraordinary actor to have him as the star of Marie's on FX is a great moment I'll say said Nick grad co president of original programming for FX John Steinberg rubber Levine of liberty amazing pilot script Jeff is perfect for the role we're also happy to be working with Warren Littlefield with whom we've had such terrific partnerships cool yeah I will watch that I I'm hoping that we'd know Holly has got a legion out of his out of his systems go back to Fargo it's done yeah I know there is not another not going to do anymore but just hoping then goes back to Fargo John Travolta is in a move new movie he plays a creepy stalker in a movie called the fanatic and it was written and directed and produced by Durst Fred Durst Fred Durst limp Bizkit yeah but everything that just came out of your mouth was weird that that all went John Travolta and film is directed by Fred Durst of limp Bizkit it opens August thirtieth and John Travolta plays a creepy stalker fan he can play good bad guy now I don't know Fred Durst can write and produce and direct a good movie that's the thing didn't he give one other movie and I think it went nowhere well yeah yes Sir I just think it's interesting that he got John Travolta to do it the governor Porter Rico stepped down he is resigned after weeks of huge protests importer Rico Chad that he had said why can't we do because we don't live in port well and and it was protesting us what No Way killed for our our government step down now trope some way school now his name is a Ricardo Roselle he said he would step down on the second to allow for an order orderly transition he will be replaced by the US secretary of justice Wanda Vasquez he had said that he just wasn't gonna run for another term but then it was on that wasn't good enough was not good or the people they wanted him out Hong Kong protests have continued of the police though they're worried because the Chinese have been using face recognition technology and the protesters in Hong Kong are worried that they're going to be marked people if they continue to protest and just quickly the least affordable place to live in Utah yeah you're down no least affordable to small town least affordable Springdale Utah at the gateway international Zion national park he is raising it is the least affordable of all the places to live in I guess you won't be retiring there no I don't I wouldn't go there I don't like that okay.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Radio and I done third rock from the sun. And I did that I got this script for I was doing three piles one year. And I got the script for friends, and I said to my age and mister broder I said I want to do the show. He says you have no time. And I said no I wanted to show. So literally worked a couple of weekends and was just four to. It's that I had the sense to these scripts that became really interesting show. Now, this amazing. And actually, I I wanna just share with listeners align that I still f- about. There was the night that you were honored. I guess I think it was the career achievement award, by the way and somebody said, quote, James Burrows has made more pilots than a Hooker at an airport hotel. Those at my partners Glenna, last Charlie said that okay LA also said I'll tell you another thing they said, which I don't think I've ever said on the air. Brandon tartikoff did a fiftieth video for me when I was fifty years old. He did a video and interviewed a lot of Charles brothers and believe it or not I was by food when I was forty seven years old. Really? Yeah. I was my parents were somewhat agnostic I was raised Jewish, but but I never went to school or a high holiday, but with my first wife, she was conservative. So I started doing that. So I decided to be Mitch food. And so. I said on this fiftieth type they said, I was the only man they knew that was forty seven and lost his hair at thirteen. That's good. That's made me laugh, absolutely. One other line, which was said, much, more genuinely or more. Seriously, rather was Warren Littlefield who has title, I guess was vice president production at NBC when you were comedy vice-president comedy. Will he had said in nineteen ninety-five, quote when we look at our shows some come with a j s next to them like an asterisk that's for Jimmy show. He's our heavyweight are not so secret weapon, we'd like as much Jimmy boroughs as we can get close, quote that was the year after the pilot season that resulted in both E R N friends, you of doing friends were you involved in terms of casting the big six for that. Or were they already on board? I was busy doing other pilots. But I would go in when I could for casting, I know about Schwimmer Schwimmer had done a pilot Monte that I had done and martyr. David, no, Gotch trimmer. I was not there for Matt or Matt Perry. Lisa I knew because she was on cheers. I think they're for Courtney and Courtney wanted to play Rachel. She did..
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Hollywood Handbook
"But is a Rahman dad, I guess is play on mom and dad Rahman debt. It was called. So we're going to is the family which by then the movie came out at the same time. And it's like okay now, it's rum and dead. Yeah. And it's when I read it was Rahman mom. Okay. But then they got. Rahm emanuel. But also like Ramadan. Right. To me. I think that's intentional. Okay. Well, I know the list I'm like mom and dad, I don't know the pilot originally when I read it was in sort of like a Rosh Amman style. And I think they were all around trying to get they were like Rahman is close enough that we should be able to do something that does sound like it. But it it never did. So because the EMS in the wrong place. And so it's Rahm Emanuel. And his dad have inherited a Rahman factory from his from the mom who is alive. Just like doing other stuff. Yeah. She's got has new interests and the pilot. She's on a flight. And so and she's going like, I don't know one. They're gonna lay on this thing, which to me that's not how I think of flay. That's why I didn't like Apollo thirteen. They're just shivering a capsule the whole time. Yes. Thing. Yeah. Except this time she's in both cases. She's totally past just sitting there. When I first heard about the show what I liked. I liked the thought because I'm a single father. I liked the thought of like a dad doing the best. He can make an Rahman for the kid. Like, maybe it's not a five course dinner, but like dad's giving the kid a hot meal, right? Yes. But then I tuned in and I it's a Rahman factory. And I'm out. I don't need a business of Rahman factory. I need a father and assignment it's a war with the noodle. It's the workplace family thing, which is popular. Now, I'm fine. If they don't even have around I'm five Robin data's. That's a personal relationship at home. I don't care if they have insurance business out in the world. Okay. The thing don't really see. There if we need and happy to workplace, I don't want to explode the concept that I love into this big Rahman story. That's a little intimate story explode. Your pitch would be to explode. The Rahman factory. So it could get re exploded like get rid of it. Yeah. And that's gone. And now they're just at home, grieving eating Rahman. Great. Okay. Because grieving because people did die in the explosion. I think they lost the business. Oh, they lost mourning the loss of the mom even the month. No. I heard a real pitch in the late eighties early nineties, and this was delivered from Warren Littlefield when he was at NBC to nine Rahman families, reminding me, here's what I just want to say before you do say this. He does listen, I think that's great Warren. Here's what you pitched my friend down a family show called the pranks. They wake up this interest rate morning till night. It's nothing, but pranks mall to wall pranks with this prank family right breaks as well. I think the show is called the pranks. But I think their name was prank has even if it wasn't who can wall-to-wall pranks like, you know, what you're getting the prank family or. My friend goes in. Here's the pitch for Walter wall. Prank. It's always a little bit humiliating. When the president of the network is clearly going down the line pitching it to writers who are saying. No. And so he does the pitch to my friend. And the for instance, I don't really I don't understand. What's the show at which point Warren Littlefield says picture breakfast? Cure the picture. The toast. So I guess when I just pictured the toast. Yeah. He's too big with breakfast. For too many things pitching about with the toast, and then go through the rest of their day. So like, I hear the Rahman thing at first I was hopeful like, it's a more sort of post comedy-drama D version of picture the toes. Yeah. It's kind of. Yeah. That's why why going to sort of a Romney can I watch reality show. Please. My friends, and I call it Greece. Police I don't even know what it's called. The wait is is this show..
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Recode Decode
"You're right anyway. So you didn't read us. The Doritos wants that same. I was at Sundance the Sundance film festival, right with a starring role as billion Billy's Hollywood screen, kiss, right. All those commercials, airing said that there was a lot of what they call heat around me. Yes. Okay. All right. You're probably familiar with your ventures. Yes, I have a lot of, yes, we're gonna talk about those fine. Okay. Was. And so because of that, I was sitting at a theater at Sundance film festival starring in this movie, this NBC executive sitting in the audience. I haven't even seen the movie yet. He tax shelters like you're Sean Hayes, you're in this movie. I said, yeah, he was, we're casting this sitcom will, and grace would you come in and read for will? And I was like, well, not right now. 'cause I'm about to watch the movie, but maybe when it's done. And so I didn't have the money to change my ticket to fly back early to see because I wanted to experience because we can. But that train has left had left, and they found the brilliant Eric McCormack to play well, at the time I came back, they said, would you read for the other guy? And I said, sure. And that's how it happened. That's like, and that interested for a long time. How many years is that on? That was on eight years now to third next major, so eleven. So so there was a very different era television you were just show. Yeah, yeah. I never done a TV show either just in commercials and maybe a guest spot on like one of those crime reenactment shows like a dead body or one. Thanks for the confidence, but now. I was. I was. I don't remember. It was like. I saw the body of the river, that kind of thing that same straight. I've always. So one goes one thinking took off back then. Just I think I know, isn't it bizarre that it's, it's still blows my mind that somebody that Warren Littlefield there was a script of three great produced mazing right? There was a script of three couples and one of the couples with the gate high in the street girl and Warren said, one screw the other couples. Why don't you do this is the most interesting thing, and my best friend's wedding had just come out with Julia Roberts. Best friend, right, right. Was what's his name, that guy that guy Rupert Rupert Everett and I met him, but he seems angry and interviews. Yes, so, but I hope you say. I guess because if you've seen him in much lately, what's No. up..
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast
"We looked at it. Happy venture. They're all here and I wanted to actually start by remember got quote from the final episode of the first season from June, of course they should never have given us uniforms that they didn't want us to be Harding. I think that's powerful in its speaks to sort of the the underlying messages of fashion. Also, these colonies that are playing the series when they're out uniform decree to at the recent eventuality. And yet you'd be handed ministering devout individuality into east as well as the idea of confirms pressing the members of each different class. They become a symbol of the opposite of that event. So major psychological planet that said, we encountered fascinating everyday life. But here in the show, especially a really important role is important as the set design down, especially individuals, anything even last steam out you run through that cornfield announced as an economy life decision paddock team on. There's so many instances. Even the I can cite, but anti prophets universally talking, which is, but how'd you approach this incredible job over the most important things to you? Use started sketching. Thank you right as a wholly insane. Just al-saqr wearing the least sound friendly thing even ever wear is now being eating. Has. But it's real. This job was a huge fan of these two right here, their work. I mean, I said, in an empty, the inner Ed, my life changed when it's all end once more when I read the novel of Margaret Atwood. So you always approach it by honoring and remembering the effect that the film and the novel heavy. And then you know, how does one express something that has been turned into a film about lay, you know, so many different versions of his tail. It was really don't team. And so when I met with Bruce Miller and with Warren Littlefield. Hi, Megan..
"warren littlefield" Discussed on WGN Radio
"So al starve l e v star star valve okay wow all right well there you go alpha appeared on alpha appeared on matlock one of the most realistic matlock's ever filmed now did he didn't watch alf did did he smoke cigarettes and drink coffee was anything as we're elder did he smoke cigarettes and drink coffee was that what a regular thing that helped it no but i just assumed like because he's he's now because he's not alf on the tv show right he's at he's poo plays alf yeah he's just alf right so maybe he's got a cigarette which the actor alf but he does have a cough a cup of coffee well yeah what else do actors drink on their off time booze well health drinks he needs his cup of coffee before they go on sale as a professional all right all right i'm sorry save the booze in for later it's at the after party that he has you know once the season's over i would imagine how a big partyer i would guess he goes he gets bombed in just chase his cats for three hours in the middle of the night i'm going to have a cat sandwich i had imagined he pays for the cats yeah he has a cat dealer at patch stores and they have his picture in the back like don't sound the sell this guy because he's going to eat them cat soon which i'm sorry sir we cannot sell you this cat i like cats i'm not gonna eat it already has a napkin around his neck wearing a bib all right it launched a spin off of it launched a spin off of a spin off hargrove used the nineteen ninetysix matlock episode t introduce joe penny and william conrad is the crime solving duo jake and the fat man oh i remember jake and the fatman that show ran from eighty seven ninety two in one episode the fat man received help on a case from mark sloan a physician with an instinct for investigation portrayed by dick van dyke sloan got his own show then diagnosis murder and then matlock television series came full circle in one thousand nine hundred seven when griffith visited sloan on diagnosis murder and helped him with a medical malpractice plot so matlock appeared on diagnosis murder all right the second time dick van dyke appeared on the show after six season matlock was in trouble incoming nbc entertainment president warren littlefield was looking to back away from the series skew that skewed to an older audience in addition to in the heat of the night he can't matlock which was still ranked a respectable forty one hundred twenty three network shows of that era griffith and producers managed to move it over to abc telling them the show could move filming to north carolina and save money on production the show ran three more seasons before going off the air.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast
"We are is a responsibility and we do take that seriously but we're also honored to be a part of it and i'm old enough where i was part of the vietnam protests and i saw that with the nixon administration as flawed and as screwed up as that was and lying to the public about about what we were doing in vietnam tom and in cambodia our country came together and united in protest against an administration that was corrupt and so a lot of very good things for our society culturally in so many ways came out of the resistance and so i can't help but feel the parallels that and that i think is also were hope comes from that in these are extreme harsh times but we are seeing examples each and every day of why we're in a battle and also why we should have hope can we talk a little bit about the shows handling of race issues because this is quite clearly on the surface about issues of female empowerment and women's rights but then of course right below the surface you do have a very diverse cast and it's interesting to see the levels of power that that some of the peop of color have and how that's developing through season two could you talk a little bit about it yeah i think we've just begun looking at at race on the show it was a significant departure from margaret atwood's novel which doesn't deal with race essentially minorities are not included in the world of gilead and in an effort to say this is real this is now we didn't want to do a racist show we could do a show about racism so we made that leap and we discussed it when margaret and she said i understand that i understand that completely i wrote the book over thirty years ago and i understand why you want to be relevant you know we with samir wiley and ot we we have some outstanding cast members and then we have handmaid's and and an additional cast that's diverse but i think we've just begun the the process and that will only continue to examine race in this world of gilead and what that means as well as feminist rights thank you for.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast
"You again miss jennifer white so season one i would say that set kind of a high bar thank you yeah we're pretty satisfied with what we accomplished in season one but season two we got more ambitious interesting so when you are coming off a high such as season one we're talking critically audience love and fervor for it i mean the cast so far everyone i've spoken to is so passionate about this project how do you take it to the next level now now you've worked on so many different series very successful ones thank you and how do you put forward while i think not to repeat yourself not that we don't want all those claims and not that we don't want the cast to feel that way but but i think in an age of infinite choice in this peak tv platinum era of television respect the audience and know that as complicated as calm flex a narrative and character development as you wanna do they'll be there for you they will follow you they expected from us so in season two we didn't try and duplicate what we didn't season one we tried to go beyond it our ambitions took us to the colonies in margaret atwood's book she refers to it but her narrative never goes there and it felt for us that that was a new dimension of gilead that we wanted to present to the audience so we did and it's an entirely different physical space like a lot of the handmaid's tale from afar it looks rather beautiful and the closer you get the more horrific it is and so in our thematics for your to in our production everything we just tried to do more expanding margaret atwood's world that's a huge task to take on because it's such a beloved and acclaimed book was there any relationship with ms atwood moving forward as you decided to expand into the colonies and beyond into canada yeah well margaret margaret has the least fear about our expansion of any well she's like go for it quite remarkable and margaret loves to hear from bruce miller our creator our show runner where he's headed she's had one day where she spent a few hours in the writer's room last summer and she was like this is incredible it's a group of people all throwing ideas at the room throwing cards up on the wall she because her creative experiences always been solo one in one thousand nine hundred eighty four on a rented typewriter she wrote the handmaid's tale and berlin and so her prolific solo experience was she just was in the middle of that writer's room and just said this is insanely looted incredibly bright people who know about events from all over the world and are then finding dramatic interpretations for how that pertains to our world gilead the handmaid's tale shoes very turned on so basically we we show her outlines and scripts and margaret has great enthusiasm and oftentimes we'll say hey you know what about or you might wanna think of an an here's a thought i had and she's she's kind of creative factory she's got a lot going on but we have her as an active consultant and that's wonderful that is wonderful yeah talk to me a little bit about the choice to release the episodes as you do i mean this is a very binge heavy give me all of it at once kind of time right now that's your process there talk with who knew about that ler streaming platform and you know most content on streaming platforms you get an entire season in one shot and we thought maybe it's right that were different maybe it's appropriate let's give the audience year one we gave them three hours to immerse themselves in year two we do two hours but we really felt the kid is it's intense there's it's complex it's okay to wait it's okay to have a little bit of that tradition where you wait you think about it if you want to watch it again go ahead and then it perfectly appropriate it's may be better for this show to consume it that way has it's been creatively with everything we go through with hulu they said we agree with your thinking we've have had to bates internally about binge ching but you know what we and there is something to be said for for this show in particular walking away from almost every episode just emotionally destroyed you know you feel like you need that reflection period to.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast
"Luke oh md right so i guess we'll find out next week all right thank you for joining us everybody here this was awesome having four full house we'll be back next week for episode twelve i think what else are we going to have this week so we have our sydney sweeney interview that sometimes things just happen to other people in podcastone oh they're gonna happen so we interviewed sydney sweeney who is eating who by the way was awesome and she's twenty years old and every bit of that twenty how this came out in this interview because she was like unlike like she's a young actress so like this the energy was like charts all about it and she was like grit she was amazing and so the interview was great so that's going to be along with this episode so so what else are we gonna have a next week i think we're gonna have warren littlefield who's the tv's and master of the universe responsible for basically my entire tv viewing priming them like from ten years old to twenty years old but basically entire time that you would watch television and have it mean anything to your life he control it because he was president bc for twenty years and they did a lot of good things i we already have an interview with him in the can i didn't interview him jennifer white interviewed him for us at the media l i interviewed him last year this was a new one so she said it's awesome so i'm very excited all right so we're going to go everybody thank you again everybody for joining us and talking and again you can find us on the social media's at handmade podcast twitter facebook and sarah's favourite what do you call it my preferred social media platform i'm scream so lineal side of the strategy that's right so join us next time when we talk about all the sure terrific things they're going to happen for june in the baby and episode twelve the the.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on WGN Radio
"So al star tv star star valve okay wow all right well there you go alpha appeared on alpha alpha appeared on matlock one of the most realistic matlock's ever filmed now did he didn't watch l did he smoked cigarettes and drink coffee was that his thing as we're elder did he smoke cigarettes and drink coffee was that what a regular thing that did no but i just assumed like because he's he's now because he's not alf on the tv show right he's he's al plu plays alf yeah he's just alf right so maybe he's got a cigarette i see what you're made the actor alf but he does have a coffee cup of coffee well yeah what else do actors drink on their off time booze well drinks word needs a cup of coffee before they go on sale as a professional all right i'm sorry save the booze in for later the after party that he has you know once the season's over i would imagine helps a big partyer i would be my guess hats he goes he gets bombed and then you just chase his cats for three hours in the middle of the night we go i'm going to which i'd imagine he pays for the cats yeah he has a like a cat dealer patch stores and they have his picture in the back they're like don't sell this don't sell this guy because he's going to eat them catch sandwich i think i'm sorry sir we cannot sell you this cat i like cats i'm not gonna eat it napkin around his neck wearing a bib all right it launched a spin off of it it launched a spin off of a spin off hargrove used the nineteen eightysix matlock episode t introduce joe penny and william conrad is the crime solving dual jake and the fatman remember jake and the fatman that show ran from eighty seven ninety two in one episode the fatman received help on a case for mark sloan a physician with an instinct for investigation portrayed by dick van dyke sloan got his own show then diagnosis murder and then matlock television series came full circle in one thousand nine hundred seven when griffith visited sloan on diagnosis murder and helped him with a medical malpractice plot so matlock appeared on diagnosis murder all right the second time dick van dyke appeared on the show after six season matlock was in trouble incoming nbc entertainment president warren littlefield was looking to back away from the series and skew that skewed to an older audience in addition to in the heat of the night he can't matlock which was still ranked at a special a respectable forty one hundred twenty three network shows of that era griffith and producers managed to move it over to abc telling them the show could move filming to north carolina and save money on production the show ran three more seasons before going off the air.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Kickass News
"But it allows for if you wanna have one kind of longer steadier career path as a character actor i imagined audiences don't grow tired of you the way star through this is just like there's that familiar person over there did i go to high school with you and i'm i'm now developed i'm i've honed my answer to to a finer point because when somebody says you do look familiar well i'm an actor we'll give can you tell me like three movies you're like okay no didn't see that and see that so i just now go i'm an actor i'm not famous i looked familiar to you but if you want to know what i was in you'll never remember me what about seinfeld is that the one that you most get people get the seinfeld a lot yeah that and when i did i actually only did four or five episodes but it was really fun i had a great time yeah i got i got a fair amount of people coming up to me and pitching projects to because they thought i was the head of nbc which is really interesting because most people i don't don't think if you're on a series that you're the actual person in real life i just represented the head of nbc that's right and you played warren littlefield several times well you play fictional warren littlefield and real wardlow and we're a little field is well obviously the is the real head of nbc where where seinfeld was being made was was an nbc and i think it was before that but after that i can't remember i did play the actual warren little field in a show called the late wars late late shift left right the late shift good for you.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on Kickass News
"Seinfeld in fact this oscar and emmy nominated actor director writer and producer has been one of the most delightful parts of many of the best movies and television shows of the past fifty years and perhaps more than any alist movie star bob's very presence in a film is a sure bet that it's gonna be terrific just like his latest project a miniseries based on the classic political thriller three days of the condor condor airs wednesdays at ten pm eastern in pacific on at and t audience network and today bob balabagn joins me on the podcast to discuss reuniting with his old friend william hurt in condor getting to play his first role as a bad guy in ages in how his character rationalize is diabolical behavior and what this update of the classic film says about america's growing paranoia over conspiracy theories and the socalled deep state he recalls his family's early roots in the golden age of hollywood his first break playing line yes in the original production of your good man charlie brown and how he ended up playing francois truffaut 's translator both on and off screen in one of his first films close encounters he shares why sometimes enjoys auditioning for a part more than actually getting it and how he likes to study the famous directors he works with from steven spielberg and robert altman to wes anderson and christopher guest plus bob's career as six degrees of warren littlefield why strangers still come up to him pitching him television ideas and how to shoot a film about the richest woman in the world on a shoestring budget coming up with the delightful and talented bob balabagn in just a moment.
"warren littlefield" Discussed on KSCO 1080
"Course part of that success formula i understand gm than sufia was the first character cast she was as if it was the first person that they cast because that they at least started seeing that they attempted to cast because they thought it would be the hardest now everyone knew that nbc had learned from the cosby show which had been a hit a few seasons earlier that there were many african american actors out there who were immensely talented but never given opportunities on television unfortunately and i remember the quote the warren littlefield said is that we learned we could have if we can clown bill cosby we could have cast all those other characters five times over because there were that many great african american actresses and young kids who were there for the park and do the same thing about the golden girls that they were they knew that there would be lots of talented older women were who had aged out of television and would be great in those roles and particularly in the roles of the women the women who were supposed to be there empties the bee's role dorothy and blanche rose they weren't so sure that they were going to find somebody in her eighties who could remember lines we'll still hand comic timing so they thought safiya was going to be trickier they didn't necessarily think of going when someone younger legs dale and putting age makeup on her and to his dell's credit she had been out in hollywood odd and end just for that pilot season she really didn't like living i'm hollywood she was a new yorker and she had auditions of family ties that same year and for a guest during spot didn't get it and her eight her manager had convinced or stick around in hollywood for the rest of this pilot season and that's when they heard about the golden girl script and as dell thought you know i can do this at at originally she knew the character was written italian that.