Anthony Zuiker

Show Creator & Writer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About this interview

In his two-hour Archive interview, Show Creator and writer Anthony E. Zuiker discusses his early years growing up in Las Vegas and developing an interest in writing, which led to screenwriting assignments. He discusses the creation and development of the CSI franchise, which includes CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, and CSI: New York. He also discusses his work in digi-novels and his opinions on the business of television. Stephen J. Abramson conducted the interview in Los Angeles, CA on October 6, 2010.

"I didn't know any rules.. but to do a science show on CBS.. and show a guy's chest being shot out..and tell fractured storytelling, where you start at the end and have evidence inform the storytelling.. is such a radical concept for the year 2000, that to this day I pinch myself that (CSI) ever got on the air."

Highlights
On his digi-novel "Level 26" series; on the future of integrating publishing and film
05:17
On why he thinks CSI is a successful show; on the writing process; on the cast; on the show's evolution
31:08
Creator Anthony E. Zuiker on the genesis, production and cast of CSI: Miami
09:07
On video games; on what he watches on television; on the level of storytelling on television; on the business model of television; on the future of television 
03:28
Creator Anthony E. Zuiker on the genesis, production and cast of CSI: New York
09:00
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his childhood, early influences; on writing the film The Runner  
On the creation of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; on his vision for the series
26:36

Chapter 2

On why he thinks CSI is a successful show; on the writing process; on the cast; on the show's evolution
31:08
On the genesis, production and cast of CSI: Miami
09:07
On the genesis, production and cast of CSI: New York;  on the differences of between three CSI series
09:03
On how he handles the many facets of his career; on his production company "Dare to Pass"
01:56
On his digi-novel "Level 26" series; on the future of integrating publishing and film
05:17
On video games; on what he watches on television; on the level of storytelling on television; on the business model of television; on the future of television 
03:28
Shows

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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Creator Anthony E. Zuiker on the genesis of CSI; how the series was sold to CBS; how the series was produced
26:36
Creator Anthony E. Zuiker on the writing process, cast and evolution of CSI
31:08

CSI: Miami

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Creator Anthony E. Zuiker on the genesis, production and cast of CSI: Miami
09:07

CSI: NY

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Creator Anthony E. Zuiker on the genesis, production and cast of CSI: New York
09:00

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