Gary Kott

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Gary Kott is an American television and advertising writer, and folk artist. A writer and supervising producer of The Cosby Show, Kott worked on the program during its five consecutive years of number one Nielsen ratings.[1]

Career[edit]

Kott worked on Madison Avenue in the early 1970s, writing and producing dozens of national television commercials and print ads. He was a copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather, moved to Young & Rubicam, then moved back to Ogilvy & Mather, where he served as Vice President and Creative Director.

Hollywood[edit]

In addition to his time working on The Cosby Show, Kott has also written for other shows, including Fame, Remington Steele and The White Shadow. He has received numerous accolades, including a Peabody Award, a Writers Guild of America Award, a People's Choice Award, an NAACP Image Award, a pair of Humanitas nominations, and one Emmy Award nomination. Kott has been a guest speaker at the Museum of Broadcasting in New York and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Theater[edit]

Kott has written numerous plays, with performances at The Actors Studio in New York, The Grove Street Playhouse and The Santa Monica Playhouse.

Gary Kott's Creative Warehouse[edit]

In 2011, Kott launched Gary Kott's Creative Warehouse, a website devoted to collecting his work, including folk art, stories and plays. In addition to writing a series of blog entries on the site, Kott has also introduced the concept of the "Storynar," a live webcast of the reading of an original story.

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Original Mad Man Reflects on the Real 'Mad Men' and the Show By Crispin Kott, PopMatters.com - October 15, 2010

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