Don't miss this Sunday's guest, Chad Gervich, talking all things agents!
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Chad Gervich is a television producer, bestselling author, and award-winning playwright.
As a writer and producer, Chad’s credits include E!’s hit comedy After Lately, starring Chelsea Handler, Disney Channel’s sitcom Dog With a Blog, ABC’s Wipeout, Cupcake Wars, and others. He created Style Network’s hit comedy/reality show, Foody Call, before going on to write, produce, and develop shows (both scripted and reality) for ABC, FOX, Warner Brothers, Endemol, CBS Studios, TruTV, Fox Reality Channel, Food Network, and the Weinstein Company. He also recently completed a sitcom development deal with Twentieth Century Fox.
Prior to producing, Chad spent five years as a development executive with the Littlefield Company, former NBC president Warren Littlefield's production company, developing pilots and series for NBC, ABC, FOX, UPN, the WB, and Paramount.
Chad has also worked in production on shows such as Star Search, The Wanda Sykes Show, The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, and Malcolm in the Middle.
As an author, Chad’s best-selling TV-writing handbook, Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writers Guideto the TV Business (Random House/Crown), debuted in November, 2008, to massive critical acclaim. (Booklist called it “the most informative book ever written about the television industry.) It has become television’s go-to “bible” for writers, producers, executives, and assistants throughout Hollywood, and is now being used as a textbook in several studio and network training programs, as well as at universities throughout the U.S.
Chad also authored the best-selling Psych's Guide to Crimefighting for the Totally Unqualified, a tie-in with USA's hit series Psych, which hit shelves in May, 2013, and immediately shot to the top of Amazon’s bestselling charts.
His third book, HowTo Manage Your Agent: A Writer's Guide to Hollywood Representation, helps writers and producers understand and navigate today's world of literary representation; it’s due from Focal Press in the fall of 2013.
As a journalist, Chad writes for Daily Variety and pens Script magazine's weekly TV-writing column/blog, "PrimeTime." In addition, he created and produced Morning Call Time, Hollywood’s first daily audio news podcast. He also contributes regularly to Orange Coast, Script, Fade In, and Moving Pictures magazines, and is a Contributing Editor for Writers Digest magazine—the nation’s top magazine for and about writers and writing.
In addition, Chad teaches numerous classes and workshops around the world. He has taught sitcom writing, pitching, pilot-writing, spec-writing, storytelling, and TV business seminars for universities such as UCLA, Vanderbilt, and California State -- as well as organizations like MediaBistro and Gotham Writers Workshop, and corporations like Nike and Warner Brothers.