Liz Alper – TV Writer
Q: Who is Liz Alper?
A: Liz is a writer/producer who has worked on CHICAGO FIRE, HAWAII 5-O and THE ROOKIE.
Q: What has Liz done?
A: Prior to landing a staff writing position on CHICAGO FIRE, Liz was the showrunner’s assistant for David Shore (HOUSE M.D., BATTLE CREEK). She got her start as a writers’ assistant on HOUSE M.D. and has also served as a script coordinator on MONDAY MORNINGS for David E. Kelley. Liz is a graduate of Emerson College, originally hails from Pawtucket, Rhode Island and is the (self-proclaimed) “World’s Worst Stapler”.
We talk to TV writer/producer (THE ROOKIE, HAWAII 5-O, CHICAGO FIRE), co-founder of #PayUpHollywood and keeper of the #WGAStaffingBoost grid, Liz Alper about making the jump from assistant to writer/producer, what it’s like being a new staff writer on your first show, being mentored as a staff writer by a more senior writer and mentoring new writers as a mid-level and much more.
TV writer (and former writers’ and showrunner’s assistant) Liz Alper explains how she got her first job on a TV show, what skills are invaluable to have as a writers’ assistant, how common it is for writers’ assistants to be allowed to pitch episode ideas, offers advice for aspiring TV writers not living in L.A. and much more.
Twenty things you (probably) didn’t know about TV writer, Liz Alper.
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