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Conan O’Brien To Produce & Lew Schneider To Co-Write ABC Comedy Based On Kindle Single Memoir

2 November 2012 12:13 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Books as source material for comedy series projects have been hot the last few development seasons. Now, with book publishing undergoing h a digital revolution, digital books are making the leap to television too. ABC has put in development an untitled single-camera comedy based on the Kindle Single memoir Keep Swinging by Rick Marin. This is the first Kindle Single to be optioned by Hollywood since Amazon launched its service for short stories, long-form journalism and opinion pieces in January 2011. Former Everybody Loves Raymond executive producer Lew Schneider will co-write the TV adaptation with Marin for Conan O’Brien’s Conaco Prods., which is producing with Warner Bros. TV. The comedy centers on an artsy dad with zero interest in sports who is thrown into a new family dynamic and social life as he and his wife face a challenge for which they are woefully ill-equipped: a jock kid. »


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Two Kinds of Stage Fright For the Price of One

4 March 2012 2:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There’s an old saying; “There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who believe that there are two kinds of people and those who don’t.” Within the spirit of that saying, there are two kinds of stage fright. The first is the fear that you won’t be able to perform your pitch well enough. In our book, "Show Me The Funny,"  Lew Schneider told us that he was in the writer’s room on "Everybody Loves Raymond"  when the writer next to him whispered a joke in his ear and »

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