Veteran comedy writer Nell Scovell is one of the most successful women in television. She has written for Murphy Brown, Late Night with David Letterman, The Simpsons and many more. She has written jokes for president Obama, HIllary Clinton, and is now stepping out from behind the scenes with her new memoir Just the Funny Parts, a juicy and scathingly funny insider look at how pop culture gets made.
Host Christina Jeurling Birro speaks to Scovell about her career, her experiences often being the only woman in the writers’ room, the uncomfortable truths about the industry and her work towards diversity and change.
But first, Mark Johnson of Awards Circuit joins us to give a preview of this years blockbuster movie season. From the recently released Avengers: Infinity War, to the jam packed Summer season, and onto the Oscar season buzz – we cover it all!
Nell Scovell is a television and magazine writer, producer and director. As a television writer, Scovell has written episodes of The Simpsons, The Wilton North Report, Coach, Monk, Murphy Brown, Charmed, Newhart, The Critic, NCIS, and many others. She is also the creator of the television series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Outside of television, Scovell is a former contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has written for Vogue, Rolling Stone, Self, Tatler, and The New York Times Magazine. Her new book Just the Funny Parts is available online and in stores.
Stationed out of northeast Ohio, Mark Johnson is a Senior Contributor at Awardscircuit.com who has covered the Telluride Film Festival for the last three years. You can follow him on twitter, @marklikesmovies, where he makes bold Oscar predictions and rants about Cleveland sports on a regular occasion.