It’s a double episode of sitcom guru Fred Rubin! In part 1, the man who killed Edith Bunker discusses Night Court, the importance of kindness and being paralyzed by anxiety on the edge of the Mojave.
FRED RUBIN // BIO
Fred Rubin, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1972 with a BFA in directing and playwriting. He spent the next three years in Chicago working full time as a social worker and part time as a columnist, stand-up comedian, and jingle writer. He moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and began working full-time in network television.
Since 1977 he has served as a writer on fifteen network series and has been producer of such shows as, “Different Strokes”, “Archie Bunker’s Place”, “Mama’s Family”, “Webster”, “Night Court”, “Family Matters”, “Step by Step”, and “Two of A Kind”. His career has included writing sixty episodes of prime time television, ten pilots, and two made-for-television movies. He recently consulted for the Viacom/ Nickelodeon internet content team. He has guest lectured throughout the United States and internationally has taught courses at The American University of Rome and the Danskafilmskole in Copenhagen.
In June 2015 he retired from fifteen years as a teacher/lecturer in television writing and screen writing for the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Theatre. Fred was also an instructor for twelve years for the ABC/Disney Writer’s Fellowship and he presently is an ongoing instructor for the Warner Brothers Writer’s Workshop, and the main instructor for the Nickelodeon Writer’s Fellowship.
Mr. Rubin lives in California with his wife Marley Sims, a writer and award-winning producer of “Home Improvement”, and “Sabrina Teen-age Witch.” He has a daughter, Naomi, who is an artist, web site designer and coder, Anime book designer and a fixer and translator for film and television companies shooting projects in Tokyo.