Online Conversation with Comedy Writer Gene Perret
Monday August 27, 2012 – Monday August 27, 2012
Join us for an Online Conversation with Gene Perret, one of the most successful comedy writers in the nation. You’ll be able to watch and listen to Gene speak about comedy writing, his experiences with top comedians, and the entertainment publishing industry.
Gene as been a comedy writer since the early 1960′s; working for comedians such as Slappy White and Phyllis Diller. He’s been a television comedy writer and producer since 1968. Perret has earned 7 Emmy nominations, including one for original music, and 2 Writer’s Guild Award nominations. He has captured three Emmy awards and one Writer’s Guild Award as part of the Carol Burnett Show writing staff. Gene produced “Welcome Back, Kotter,” “Three’s Company,” and “The Tim Conway Show.” Gene also worked on Bob Hope’s writing staff for 28 years, from 1969 until the comic’s retirement -many of those years as Hope’s head writer. During that time, Gene wrote for all of Bob’s personal appearances and TV Specials. Traveling with the Bob Hope troupe to the war zones of Beirut, the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, and on a peacetime military jaunt around the world that featured stops at the Berlin Wall and in Moscow.
Gene’s many books on writing include The New Comedy Writing Step by Step and Write Your Book Now!
If you are not already a Professional Member, the $75 charge for this event covers a year’s membership with the Boulder Writers’ Workshop, and includes access the Writing Colorado Newsletter, member forums, guest author privileges in the Boulder Writers’ Workshop Member Blog, and much more.