Anyone Can Be a TV Writer: Louis C.K.

The people who have worked to become a successful TV writer come from many different places and backgrounds.  Many did not even work in the entertainment industry- they were just everyday people with an idea.  Most successful TV writers started at the bottom, worked odd jobs at some point, and overcame some sort of obstacle or hardship to get where they are today.

Louis Szekely, also known as Louis C.K., was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, D.C. His father was a software engineer and his mother was an economist. C.K. is Mexican-American. His first language is Spanish and he has dual citizenships in American and Mexico. Even though he was born in Washington D.C., he was raised in Mexico City until he was seven years old. He then moved to Boston, Massachusetts. As a kid, he watched comedians Bill Cosby, Steve Martin and George Carlin on television and knew that he wanted to become a writer and comedian as well.

When he was ten years old, his parents divorced and moved to Newton, Massachusetts, where he was raised by his single mother with his three siblings. He claimed his reason for aspiring to produce movies and television was his mother.

After graduating high school, C.K. worked as an auto mechanic in Boston while he mustered up the courage to try stand-up comedy. His first attempt was in 1984 at a comedy club’s open-mic night. He was given five minutes to perform but did not have enough material to accommodate the allotted time. He took a break from comedy for a few years before landing a gig where he opened up for Jerry Seinfeld. This led to his career as a TV writer.

Louis C.K.’s credits as a writer include the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Dana Carvey Show and The Chris Rock Show. While writing for The Chris Rock Show, he was nominated for an Emmy Award three times, winning “Best Writing in a Variety or Comedy Series” in 1999.

The success of his television writing has led to more collaborative work with Chris Rock. This includes writing for the screenplays Down to Earth and I Think I Love My Wife.

Anyone can make a TV show, movie or webisode concept presentation package with New Show Studios.  You do not need special credentials, background or a college degree to pursue an idea.  As long as you have a clear idea of what your basic idea is and you are able to verbalize this, New Show Studios is happy to help.

New Show Studios can help you take action and pursue your TV show, movie or webisode idea.  The company has a unique method of creating show concept packages that give network and movie studio executives a professional quality view of your idea.  They can take your idea, develop and package it into a demonstration video and send it off to producers and executives in the entertainment industry.

Do you have an idea for a new TV show, movie or webisode?  Click here to submit your idea.


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