APRIL | MAY 2015 VOL. 19 ISSUE 3 W ritten B y THE MAGAZINE OF THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST © COLUMNS 8 POV BY NAHNATCHKA KHAN Subversive sitcoms. 26 THE COMEDY EYE BY NEELY SWANSON Garry Marshall inspired laughter for more than 60 years. Follow his career from standup and radio to the Fonz, Mork, Laverne, Shirley, and that wacky odd couple. 36 HIS MACHIAVELLIAN GODFATHER BY DAVID GRITTEN England couldn’t get enough. Now Peter Straughan makes an offer that America can’t refuse: Wolf Hall. 42 WILLIAM GOLDMAN AND THE SCREENWRITING KIDS BY GREG BEAL Ready for some adventures in the screen trade? Generations honed their craft studying William Goldman, the most influential screenwriter in film history. 10 TRIBUTE BY LOUISE FARR Sam Simon’s bucket list contained homeless animals and hungry people. Only death could stop this man’s heart. 12 TAKE FIVE BY WENDY WERRIS Michael Connelly goes undercover with Eric Overmyer to lure LAPD Detective Harry Bosch onto the screen. 14 THE JOB BY RICH WHITLEY Yoga for scribes? Twist that script. Stretch that metaphor. 18 NEXT BY CHARLES B. SLOCUM The FCC ruling to protect Net Neutrality is a crucial victory for writers. 20 NEXT TWO BY LISA ROSEN Linking union voices in a common cause. DEPARTMENTS 4 FADE IN 6 LETTERS 56 FADE OUT Contents portrait of Garry Marshall by Tom Keller. Table of Contents photograph by Barry Marsden, using available light to simulate the Wolf Hall visual style.