Der Scriptwriter und Emmygewinner Ken Levine antwortet in seinem (sehr lesenswerten und erstaunlich offenen) Blog auf einen Artikel von Roseanne Barr, der Erfinderin der „Roseanne“ – Sitcom im New York Magazine (ebenfalls lesenswert):
„She is an enormously talented woman who has enough psychological problems to keep the industry in business for the next two hundred years. I’ve always believed that fame and money and power just make you more of what you really are. And if that’s the case, than Roseanne is a monster. No amount of spinning on her part is going to change that. No amount of “woe is me”, “no one understands me”, “I’m the only one who cares” laments are going to change the fact that she treated people like shit. Routinely. Constantly. Knowingly.
So she fires everyone and we’re supposed to cheer. The next wave of writers was (as she says) “old guys”. One of them, Jeff Harris, took out a full-page ad in the trades when he decided to quit – an open letter to the cast and crew that said, „My wife and I have decided to share a vacation in the peace and quiet of Beirut.”
(…) Since there was so much turnover in the writing staff and she had no desire to learn anyone’s names, she made them each wear numbers around their necks during runthroughs.
She takes comfort in being such a champion for integrity, dignity, and women’s rights. Sure wish I had a picture of her women writers during runthrough wearing numbers around their necks.“
(via Stefan Niggemeier)