Tuesday, 10 September 2013

William Froug: 1922-2013

William Froug, 91, has passed away. He worked as a radio playwright, short story writer, screenwriter, and teacher of screenwriting.

Born in Brooklyn, New York,
he was adopted by a family in Little Rock, Arkansas, graduated from the University of Missouri, before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1943.

He is an Emmy award-winning American television writer and producer. Shows he worked on include: The Twilight Zone, Gilligan's Island, Bewitched, The Dick Powell Show, Charlie's Angels, and The New Twilight Zone.

Froug has also written numerous books on screenwriting, including Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade, Zen and the Art of Screenwriting (I and II), The Screenwriter Looks at the Screenwriter and How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island.

Froug founded the writing program at UCLA film school, and finished his teaching career with screenwriting workshops from 1994-1995 at Florida State University's film conservatory.

Read a review of Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade here.



 

1 comment:

Kathy Smart said...

A man of charm and humour.