Jason Grote: How I got a job on ‘Smash’ – latimes.com

Jason Grote: How I got a job on ‘Smash’

My twitter pal and fellow Friend of Tom has an article in the LA Times:

“Playwrights have years of experience developing characters through dialogue, which gives you a real advantage in TV,” said Dan Halsted of Manage-ment. A longtime producer, Halsted has more recently become the go-to manager for “downtown” playwrights like Callaghan and myself (among countless others). “What defines a playwright as being successful in TV is a combination of having an individual voice with the ability to mimic a show runner’s writing. It’s a rare quality, and something that distinguishes successful TV writers.”