Sisters


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Highlights
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on casting the four main characters on Sisters
Robert Butler on directing the pilot of Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the theatrical quality of Sisters and how it kept things interesting for the writers and other creators throughout the run of the show
John Debney on composing the theme song for Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how they came to create Sisters, and on it being unique as a television drama centered on the lives of women
W.G. Snuffy Walden on composing for Sisters
Who talked about this show

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on directing the pilot of Sisters
Robert Butler on the creativity in shooting Sisters

John Debney

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John Debney on composing the theme song for Sisters

Daniel Lipman

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Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how they came to create Sisters, and on it being unique as a television drama centered on the lives of women
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the success of Sisters, despite executives' "almost blatant disrespect for the show and for women"
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the tone and use of flashbacks on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how George Clooney came to be cast on Sisters, and on his performance on the show
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on casting the four main characters on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on a few moments of pushback from NBC on Sisters: when they wanted to make one of the main characters gay and when they wanted the father to have had an affair with an African American woman
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the Sisters character "Norma Lear" (played by Nora Dunn), who was gay
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on working with Robert Butler, who was a director and executive producer on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the sauna scenes on Sisters, and on the controversy surrounding the first scene of the pilot, where the sisters were discussing orgasms
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the many battles they fought with Standards & Practices on Sisters, and on the theatrical and fantastical aspects of the show
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the production companies behind Sisters, and on their roles as executive producers and showrunners on the series
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on what they looked for when hiring writers on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the writing process on Sisters, and on the pace of producing a full season of episodes for network television
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on Julianne Phillips leaving Sisters in the fifth season, and on the challenge of replacing actors throughout the run of the show
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how they approached sensitive or controversial topics on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how they approached the storyline where Swoosie Kurtz's character, "Alex Reed", had breast cancer on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the theatrical quality of Sisters and how it kept things interesting for the writers and other creators throughout the run of the show
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on why Sisters resonated with fans
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on why Sisters came to an end
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the legacy of Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how they came to create Sisters, and on it being unique as a television drama centered on the lives of women
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the success of Sisters, despite executives' "almost blatant disrespect for the show and for women"
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the tone and use of flashbacks on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how George Clooney came to be cast on Sisters, and on his performance on the show
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on casting the four main characters on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on a few moments of pushback from NBC on Sisters: when they wanted to make one of the main characters gay and when they wanted the father to have had an affair with an African American woman
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the Sisters character "Norma Lear" (played by Nora Dunn), who was gay
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on working with Robert Butler, who was a director and executive producer on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the sauna scenes on Sisters, and on the controversy surrounding the first scene of the pilot, where the sisters were discussing orgasms
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the many battles they fought with Standards & Practices on Sisters, and on the theatrical and fantastical aspects of the show
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the production companies behind Sisters, and on their roles as executive producers and showrunners on the series
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on what they looked for when hiring writers on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the writing process on Sisters, and on the pace of producing a full season of episodes for network television
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on Julianne Phillips leaving Sisters in the fifth season, and on the challenge of replacing actors throughout the run of the show
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how they approached sensitive or controversial topics on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how they approached the storyline where Swoosie Kurtz's character, "Alex Reed", had breast cancer on Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the theatrical quality of Sisters and how it kept things interesting for the writers and other creators throughout the run of the show
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on why Sisters resonated with fans
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on why Sisters came to an end
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the legacy of Sisters
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on casting the four main characters on Sisters

W.G. Snuffy Walden

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W.G. Snuffy Walden on composing for Sisters

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