Eli Attie: From the White House to the West Wing


My interview with Eli Attie, one of my screenwriting heroes, has come out in Creative Screenwriting.

Eli Attie’s name was one of the first I noticed when I started paying attention to the writing credits on TV shows.  When his name appeared in the opening moments of The West Wing, I knew the episode would be a good one.

Attie joined The West Wing in its third season and earned script credits on 21 episodes, with “written by” credits on 14 of them.

He went on to write for House, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and other shows — gaining seven Emmy nominations (as a writer and producer) and three Writers Guild award nominations along the way.