Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 24, 1975 · Page 121
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August 24, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 121

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commitment to comedy Warren Murray says when asked about Murray, "is that NBC has said in the past it was making a commitment to comedy, but they only bought two new shows for this fall when they said they were going to buy four or five." Denoff has no ax to grind: He and partner Bill Persky are creators and exectuve producers of "The Montefuscos," one of the two series NBC picked up. "As well intended as guys like Warren are.- and they are," Den- ofi continues, "they can only exert so much influence. Ultimately, in any company, who exerts the final word? The top man, who says, 'I want that' or 'I don't want that.' " Murray says he feels confident of that backing and is hopeful NBC will have as many as eight comedies on the air by September. 1976. CONDITIONED! And as .for this season's plots, he says some are strong candidates for midseason replacements. But that's the future, and Murray has plenty to do right now. Overseeing the four comedies involves reading every script, suggesting and sometimes requiring alterations. He's involved in other production decisions, too. Additionally, in an effort to cultivate new talent-for the shows, he has instituted a program to help promising comedy writers who haven't been able to crack the industry on their own. He has been swamped with hundred of scripts, all. but a few bearing the necessary recommendation from a writing teacher or someone in the industry. Murray also teaches television writing one day a week at California State University, Northridge. And he's still trying to get used to sitting on the other side of the network desk. He remembers how he would react when a network executive would tell him he had to make certain changes in a script. "I would go into catatonic shock," he laughs. "I'd say, 'Who are these people? They don't know anything.' Now I am one of 'those people.' " What's more, the producers and writers he's dealing with are the same ones he's worked for and respected over the years. Persky and Denoff, for instance, gave Murray his first TV writing assignment on "That Girl." "My god, I owe my whole career to them," Murray reflects in amazement. "It seems incredible to call them up now and say, 'Guys, sorry, but you can't do page 17.' "All my idols I'm suddenly sending memos to." THE TERRIFIC EXCITEMENT Of 7:15-1:30 "THE IMPACT 13 DEVASTATING" -- N.Y.DAIirNEWS "A GUARANTEED CROWD GRABBER" 3443676 Plaza East ) ol Wcih g| JAME5CAAN ~ A NORMAN JEWSON X)HN HOUSEAAAN- »iow:io4 no HELD OVER X.RATED-ADULTSONLY DOORS OPEN 12 NOON ·KINKY..DIVERSIONARY.DEBAUCHER' BRIGITTE MAIER IS A GORGEOUS G I R t r HUHOilc.n '-PENTHOUSE COVER GIRL IGITTE MAIER IN. *A Film by LASSE BRAUN ( S WS1 HKlUSC«HTOOII15t-5i« ALSO SHOWING I MoiijJon*iQdoitash,shek*(«Klnh«ihot. Shcahohodallttlchash, IN cam mm W-E-, HOLLYWOOD CINEMA 1001 QMirkr $1. Pk 344-0041 EldMfoSllMiHI XXX RATED CINEMA Open 2:00 p.m. AIR CONDITIONED 305 WEST WASH. ST. M. 342-2S22 NOW SHOWING "BENJI" PETERSBIBB CHRISTOPHER PWMMR CATHERINE SCHELL HRBERTLOM MATINEES EVERY DAY! 1:10-3:11-5:10 -BLAKE EDWARDS ANTHER 344-3674 Plaza East Ml*USM«.UID I KEARSE Ihestary Bdtort Puss* wanted toU. ALSO SHOWING "CARTOON FESTIVAL BCP presents | CINEMA SOUTH MT:2:U HE 7:20,1:30 aiBRNEEK IOXOFFBE OPENS TiOPM FHTIItETPES 210-7:15 440-9:15 CAPITOL In Color inr |m-mi- A Howard W Koch Production CINEMA 21 I warren hearty julie christi Igoldiehawrr MATi2:lS BfE7:lS-M5 "X* JAWS The terrifying motion picture she was the first... from the terrifying No.l best setter. MT.EVEim 2:15 EVE 7:20-9 WUt Disney The. l ftlBHN"«| VILLAGE APPLE GANG VIRGINIAN HIGHEST RATING" --N.y.DMYNEWS Held 0«r! See At 1:30,4:15,8:00 Wild Wonderful. SinfuL Laughing. Explosive. 7:15*20 NOT SINCE The true story of till Kinmont. The American Olympic ski contender whose tragic fall took everything but her life. . And who found the courag^ to live through the love of one very special man. 1 THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN 1 ·TWOtWRSIDlOfTHEMOUJIALV StiumMAHHN HASMrr H UU,p.p.o« hr EDWAIO S HLDMAN of A uwvus/u naui! WEEKDAY FEATVKS KTSPJ. STATE aline ww Ann-Margret Oliver Reed Roger Daltrey Aslbmmy ^tr^anf Elton John FUTVtl TIMES 7:1$.*1S FHMYAT S«t«*Trt 7-45.10:30 I' 30 4 :",7:45,10-.M iommy is for everyone!; DRIVE "ILESHCORDON"Starts8:50 "HICIRIS" starts 10:18 MS OWENS DRIVE IN H WALNUT GROVE DRIVE IN letweenMormetTchesapeake D Rt.35Winfidd NOW! 2 MSNEYNITSIUTESOrai 8 P JR. "Wfelt Disney production. 1 Tke APPLE BUMBLING GANG TECHNICOLOR" [§** -Plus Walt Disney's Swiss Family RtWnstn" At 10:40 DRIVE IN BELLE Rl. 60 EAST SPM LKVIEW DRIVE IN ELKVIfW Rt. 119 NORTH VftLLEY DRIVE IN ST.ALBANS Rt.ISat Bl.bOWEST //:m\ (ISEO WITH THE R h»TliiN»l"FL»SH GORDON" COIO r MOT TO I OF THE

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