"My mantra is this: I am engaged in the noblest, most honorable profession that the human mind has ever conceived. I am a storyteller."
About This Interview
In these selections from his Archive interview, writer Harlan Ellison recalls some of his earliest television assignments. He discusses writing for Ripcord, The Twilight Zone, and The Flying Nun, and talks about his pseudonym, Cordwainer Bird. He speaks of working with the Writers Guild of America, shares how he writes scripts, and tells the tale of walking off his first directing job. Ellison also touches on his review of the 2013 film "Saving Mr. Banks,"comments on his mantra, and explains what his epitaph will be. Nat Segaloff conducted the interview in a joint venture with the Writers Guild Foundation on February 2, 2013 in Sherman Oaks, CA.