TITLE

'Mother' of all showbiz jobs

AUTHOR(S)
Bays, Carter
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Daily Variety;5/31/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 42, pA2
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article relates the experiences Carter Bays, executive producer and writer of the television show, "How I Met Your Mother." He recalls those sleepless nights he had for trying to finish a script. His tasks now include approving costumes before any shoot begins. He also shares the challenges he usually encounters performing his job, which is now a lot more complicated than it was when he was just a scriptwriter.
ACCESSION #
21062595

 

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