Phoef Sutton - Episode 371

Steve Cooper talks with writer Phoef Sutton. Phoef started his career at the NBC television show Cheers. He stayed with the show for eight years, working his way up from staff writer to executive producer, winning two Emmys and a Writer’s Guild Award. After Cheers, he has produced and created a number of television shows and consulted on others, including News Radio and Boston Legal. He is honored to have won a Peabody Award, a GLAAD award and a Television Academy Honors award for this work on Boston Legal. Recently, he has worked on critically acclaimed series Terries for FX , The Soul Man for TV Land and Defiance for the SyFy Channel. A particular favorite is of his is the cult comedy Thanks, a sit-com about the Pilgrims starring Cloris Leachman and Jim Rash. He has also worked for many years as a screenwriter and script doctor. Mrs. Winterbourne, directed by Richard Benjamin was an adaptation of a novel by one of his favorite authors, Cornell Woolrich. The Fan, directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert DeNiro was an adaptation of the novel by Peter Abrahams. He is also a published novelist with Always Six o’Clock a romantic-thriller and The Midnight Special a horror novel and he recently announced that is he co-authoring a series of 4 books with best selling author Janet Evanovich, the first of which will be published this year.

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