Jan 12, 2022
Michael Price has been writing
and producing for the beloved and iconic television show
The Simpsons for the
past 20 years. In 2014 he co-created
F is For Family, a
serialized, animated series for Netflix, with comedian Bill Burr.
Starring Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, and Sam Rockwell, the
series just concluded its fifth and final season. Michael has
written for numerous other shows, including
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters,
Hercules tv series, and
What you will learn:
- What it’s like working again
The Simpsons full time
after the series finale of
F is For Family. How
Michael was able to bounce between the two shows throughout the
creation and production of
F is For Family for five
- Michael reveals how he broke
into Hollywood as a writer, with no backup plan, starting as a
theater major, doing improv in New York, and then auditioning for
acting roles before discovering that his true calling was writing.
- Michael reflects on what has
changed (and what remains the same) in Hollywood for writers over
the last 30 years. The pros and cons of the seemingly limitless
television content available due to streaming, and the logistics of
making a show for Netflix. [15:10-24:25]
- The nostalgia that
F is For Family evokes
for fans and how Michael was mindful of maintaining that tone,
while also calling attention to problematic social issues of that
era (the 70s). How
F is For Family attracted such an amazing cast of voice actors.
- Michael goes into detail about
what staffing for
The Simpsons is like and
what “breaking story” means in the writer’s room.
- What it was like getting hired
as a writer at the Simpsons in
2002 and how he ended up working on such a popular, beloved show.
His personal dos and don’ts in writer’s rooms.