“Sit, Ubu, Sit. Good Dog.” Gary David Goldberg Has Died

Gary David Goldberg

Gary David Goldberg, right, with RECOiL writer/director Brian DiMaio at an event to honor one of the two. The answer might surprise you. Yes! It was Goldberg over DiMaio. A real surprise.

Montecito, CA—Writer and producer Gary David Goldberg died Saturday from brain cancer. He was 68.

Goldberg is most famous for creating the hit NBC series, “Family Ties” in 1982, which launched the career of Michael J. Fox. He created another show with Fox, “Spin City” which ran from 1996 to 2002, though Fox left the show in 2000 due to Parkinson’s Disease.

He also produced feature films as well, including “Dad,” “Bye Bye Love,” “RECOiL” and “Must Love Dogs.”

Goldberg won two Emmy Awards, one for his writing work on “Lou Grant” in 1979 and another for his work on “Family Ties” in 1987. He also won Writers Guild of America Awards in 1979, 1988, 1998 and 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Meehan, two daughters, Shana Silveri and Cailin Goldberg-Meehan and three grandchildren. Continue reading

“I Never Paid Attention To The Extras Until I Was One:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Jesse Heiman

Jesse Heiman

Jesse Heiman

You may not know it, but you’ve seen this week’s TDQ Q&A subject in damn near everything on TV and in movies. Known as “The World’s Greatest Extra,” Jesse Heiman somehow made time for us to talk about a typical week working all over Hollywood, why he looked up to Michael J. Fox and his thoughts on Will Ferrell’s future in Hollywood. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Jesse Heiman:

The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about thedailyquarterly.com?

Jesse Heiman: Well, to be honest I had never heard of this site prior to this interview. But I’ve checked it out and it’s a good read.
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“I’ve Been A Shell Of A Human Being Ever Since:” A TDQ Q&A With Brice Beckham

Brice Beckham - Locks of Gold - Drama 3/4 Productions

Brice Beckham gives the beautiful Alison Haislip a stern talking-to in the Drama 3/4 Productions short "Locks of Gold".

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This week we chat with actor/producer/writer/director Brice Beckham. The former child star from “Mr. Belvedere” talks with us about his production company, Drama3/4, calls us out for being slackers and discusses the possibility of a “Mr. Belvedere” movie. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Brice Beckham:

The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about thedailyquarterly.com?

Brice Beckham: You mentioned me in a tweet about one of your articles, in which you had “quoted” me about my “involvement” in the upcoming “Mr. Belvedere movie.” I tend to notice when people virtually tap me on my electronic shoulder and say, “Guess what, we made up some junk about you!”
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