A to Z and we are cruising. I've really been enjoying meeting so many new people and reading the various creative ways they have attacked this challenge. Don't forget to visit the other brillint challengers by clicking at the top right of my sidebar.
Television has been the one area that seems to have produced the most opportunities for women to work behind the scenes and gain a toehold in the male dominated world of Hollywood. One of the most successful has been Marcy Carsey.
In 1974 she started work at ABC as a comedy programming executive. During her time there, she developed the seminal television sitcoms Soap, Happy Days and Mork and Mindy. In 1980, after her stint at ABC, Marcy went on to form Carsey Productions. In 1982 she was joined by her long-time collaborator, Tom Werner. Carsey-Werner Productions changed the landscape of television in the 1980's with The Cosby Show, A Different World and Roseanne. Their streak of success continued in the 90's and 2000's with Grace Under Fire, 3rd Rock From the Sun and That 70's Show.
Marcy was recognized in 2000 by Women in Film with the Lucy Award for her excellence in creative innovation and changing the perception of women on television. Without her, a lot of today's strong female character would look a lot different. Marcy has given voice to many women who had been overlooked or made to fit unrealistic images.
Insecure Writers Support Group, of which I am a very proud member. We writers get together, thanks to Captain Ninja Alex and air our insecurities and encourage our fellow writers. This month I am having a very hard time making and keeping writing goals. I have so many things I want to accomplish this year that I am overwhelmed and as a result, have done nothing but scatter my energies. I am sunk, I swear. How do you all choose exactly what to focus on?