Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Del Reisman dies at 86 years old.

Del Reisman at the Geffen Playhouse in 2009.
Del Reisman, a wonderful person, former President of the Writer's Guild of America/West and one of our interview subjects died last Saturday. Del was a very gentle man who lived the kind of life of which movies are made. He grew up in Hollywood, was a bombardier in World War II (saw a lot of action over Europe), and a writer and story editor in the formative stages of television including working with Rod Serling on The Twilight Zone. His writing credits include episodes for Magnum, p.i., Six Million Dollar Man, Little House on the Prairie, Charles Angels, Kung Fu and many others. He was a thoughtful person who helped a great many people through his work with the Writer's Guild and the American Film Institute. He was a long time member of the Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board.

Del was gracious enough to consent to an interview for our documentary. He arrived early, very prepared and was generous with his time. Though we were of different eras we found a connection through discovering we were both graduates of the University of California at Berkeley. Paul and I liked him very and will miss him.

Article on Del in The Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wga-west-president-del-reisman-70130

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