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    Hello,

    Could anyone please explain to me the following quote:

    American broadcast networks went crazy for comedy, apparently giving shows to anybody who was able to secure a writing credit on a hit such as “Friends”. The result was widespread failure

    Does it mean that they try to give comedy show to the writers of "Friends", but the writers of "Friends" failed to make a hit?
    Could any one please explain?
    Thank you

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    Friends, presumably, included the contributions of many different writers, so during the comedy boom, many people who had ever contributed to the show were given a show of their own, and it was these shows that failed.

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    Exclamation Re: secure a writing credit

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Hello,

    Could anyone please explain to me the following quote:

    American broadcast networks went crazy for comedy, apparently giving shows to anybody who was able to secure a writing credit on a hit such as “Friends”. The result was widespread failure

    Does it mean that they try to give comedy show to the writers of "Friends", but the writers of "Friends" failed to make a hit?
    Could any one please explain?
    Thank you
    What is a credit in the film word? It is in reality a complex weighting system. Some one can have a writing credit, acting credit or directing credit, writing credits may have more weight for someone who is more frequently credited as a writer than as an actor. In the United States, screenwriting credit for motion pictures and television programs under its jurisdiction is determined by either the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) or the Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw). The Guilds have been the final arbiter of who receives credit for writing a screenplay or original story, or credit for creating the original characters. The writer of ‘Friend” had secured a writing credit from any one of these Guilds and eventually became a hit. So in the booming season, American broadcasting network went after such producers with writing credit and screened their shows that failed to hit the box office

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