Karyl Geld Miller
Karyl Geld Miller is an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and political cartoonist and commentator. Her Emmy was for Best Writing for the TV special Lily, starring Lily Tomlin and featuring Richard Pryor (1974). That script and the script for the previous years' Tomlin special were both nominated for the Best Written Variety Script award by the Writers Guild of America. "Lily" also won the Best Writing award from The American Academy of Humor, and Rolling Stone Magazine gave the show its TV Show of the Year award. Miller's sitcom writing and producing credits are extensive. See MillerReport.com
Since 2006 Ms. Miller's political cartoons under the headings "Beyond the Palin," and "American 'Toon," have appeared in the Writers Guild "On the Line" newspaper, The Writers Guild "Written By" Magazine, Direct Weekly Ezine for Democrats, San Diego City Beat newspaper and on the web at MillerReport.blogspot.com Her comic strip "Plan B" and be found at GoComics.com/PlanB
She is currently (2011) President of the Southern California Cartoonists Society sccs-online.org, the San Diego Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.
Highlights of Miller's TV career include The Cosby Show where Miller was one of the staff of four who completed the pilot and wrote the first 13 shows of this enormous hit. She was supervising producer and a writer on My Sister Sam, starring Pam Dawber and the late Rebecca Schaeffer. As Karyl Geld, she wrote episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude, Erma Bombeck's Maggie, Kate and Allie, Love, Sidney starring Tony Randall, Diff'rent Strokes, Barney Miller, The Bob Newhart Show, Cher, and many more. She and Richard Pryor co-wrote an episode of Sanford and Son, and she was among the writers for Foley Square starring Margaret Colin.
PILOTS: In 2002 Miller wrote and was Executive Producer (aka showrunner) of the musical sitcom pilot "Life of Riley," LifeOfRiley starring Mickey Gilley, Mel Tillis, Irlene Mandrell, and newcomer Joey Riley.
Miller has written half-hour pilots for every network including "Millionaires!" for Norman Lear/CBS. She has written original pilots and performed re-writes and consultations for NBC Universal. She was a writer on the pilot and the sitcom series "Sherman Oaks" for Showtime, directed all the "Sherman Oaks" B Roll and wrote all the B Roll monologues. She served as a consulting writer on the pilot "There It Is" for Vin d'Bona Prods for MTV and also wrote and directed all B Roll monologues for that pilot.
ANIMATION: For Universal Family TV (a division of NBC Universal), Miller served as a consultant and/or did re-writes on pilots including "Go Grrl," and "The New Woody Woodpecker." Miller was a writer on Damon Wayan's animated series "Waynehead," for Warner Brothers TV.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: Miller has been a keynote speaker at Erma Bombeck Writer's Conference BombeckVideo and elsewhere.
BLOGS and EDITORIALS: Since 1995 Miller's editorials and blogs have appeared in Daily Variety, newspapers and on the web at MillerReport.blogspot.com.