SEPT | OCT 2016 VOL. 20 ISSUE 5 W ritten B y THE MAGAZINE OF THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST © COLUMNS 4 1ST PERSON by Peter Barsocchini Muhammad Ali shows a young writer the ropes. age • ism Prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age. Just Another Version of Him 18 BY LISA ROSEN Activist. Moralist. Unionist. Televisionist. Norman Lear is never done. 26 8 BREAKING THROUGH by Hossein Amini How Thomas Hardy made it in Hollywood. The Firing Line 12 LOCATION, LOCATION by Amelia Palacios Our new column debuts in a place where the sun does shine: Morocco. BY JULIO MARTINEZ The women showrunners of CW: Hear them roar. 31 The Things They Do for Love BY LISA ROSEN Aline Brosh McKenna & Rachel Bloom stalk a “Crazy Ex.” 34 DEPARTMENTS 2 FADE IN 10 WRITERS’ ROOM 48 FROM THE VAULT 56 FADE OUT College Kid BY F. X. FEENEY With Indignation , James Schamus educates himself. 42 History in the Making BY NANCY M. WEST The future of Masterpiece lies in the PBS past. 50 Tribute BY SHELLY GOLDSTEIN & LORI MARSHALL Whoever said “nice guys finish last” never worked with Garry Marshall. Nor knew him as a father. Cover and contents photos by Jilly Wendell. Norman Lear in his Writer’s Room.