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    Forum: Directors Notes

    October 6th, 2014
    Written by: Lisa Bryant

    I grew up watching “M*A*S*H” re-runs.  My parents were addicted to the hilarious, wisecracking surgeons.  It didn’t take me long to jump on the bandwagon.  My Dad and I can recount entire episodes.  My Mom knows all of them.  Seriously.  She does.   The 1983 series finale of “M*A*S*H” remains the most watched television broadcast in US history with approximately 125 million viewers.  Comparatively, “Friends” ended in 2004 with 52.5 million viewers. In 1972, writer Larry Gelbart gave life to the zany characters of M*A*S*H for which he won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.  A decade earlier and inspired […]


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    I Guess I’m Old Enough for “Early, Middle, and Late DCM Designs”…Sigh

    September 22nd, 2014
    Written by: Dennis Maulden

    I recently tried to estimate with my assistant, Chris Mueller,  the number of shows that I have designed since graduating from Chapel Hill in 1970.  The process quickly degenerated into a series of dates and questions and counting, all of which I found tedious and dispiriting.  But I did realize in the ultimately curtailed endeavor that I not only have designed lots of shows but also a few shows lots of times.  Life infrequently presents you with such concrete opportunities to recognize growth.  Sure, you can see how differently you handle similar life experiences from one point in time to another, but […]


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