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Would You Rather Be a TV Writer or Movie Exec?

Tina Fey's portrayal of TV writer Liz Lemon on 30 Rock cracks me up every week. I don't know how she does it, but somehow she makes juggling actors, producers, and wacky writers look like fun. I think it's fair to say I was equally charmed watching Brooke Shields play mommy and glamorous multitasking movie exec Wendy on Lipstick Jungle. It's hard to pass judgment on a career you haven't had, but forget education, relevant experience, and interview contacts for a second. Which career do you think is cooler?
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wendybird33 wendybird33 8 years
Movie exec: you could read tons of scripts!
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 8 years
I agree with sweetstanzy. I love the idea of writing for tv but trying to make every week funny would definitely be difficult.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I'd really rather be a producer
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
sweetstanzy sweetstanzy 8 years
I am a writer, and I would love to be a comedy TV writer a la Liz Lemon. But I think trying to be that funny and creative for a living would be a lot of work.
stephley stephley 8 years
Writer - more creative.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
movie exec. I'm not creative enough to be a tv writer
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Movie exec. It would be hard to churn out so much content every week.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i would rather be a movie exec. i feel like TV shows are so fleeting these days, and that movies are at times more enjoyable and have better success even if the movie isn't a #1 blockbuster
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I've always wanted to be a tv writer!
girlwparasol girlwparasol 8 years
Neither, really. TV writer, if I HAD to, but my BF is a film director, and watching him have to suck up to complete idiots to get funding for his projects is a real turnoff for my feelings about the industry. It's all a big game, sadly, and your score is based on how many bigwig egos you can inflate :/
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
My answer might be skewed because I love the character of Liz Lemon, and I'd rather be Liz than Wendy!
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