Thursday, September 03, 2009

Dick Berg 1922-2009

American scriptwriter and producer Dick Berg, a pioneer of the made-for-TV-film format, has died at the age of 87.

There are obituaries in The Hollywood Reporter and by Dawn C. Chmielewski in The LA Times:
Berg's son A. Scott Berg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, said his father encouraged his children by example. Some of his most vivid childhood memories are of his father, hunched over in his office, writing on a yellow legal pad with a No. 2 pencil.

"I grew up with such a strong image of a writer at work. That's who my father was to me. To my brothers, he was more of a producer at work," Scott Berg said. "He would always say, 'You kids don't want to go into show business.' And there would be a wink of the eye, because we knew he loved it and we saw how well he did it."
Berg's credits include Johnny Staccato, a series he created for NBC.

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