Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Nice 3-minute videos of Herbie J Pilato's interview with the Author Learning Center


Advice for Authors on Adapting Their Book for Film or Television

Herbie J Pilato on His Writing and Research Process for Biographies

The Impact of Social Media on the Entertainment Industry

Herbie J Pilato on Creating His Talk Show, 'Then Again'

Saturday, June 29, 2019

All the Buzz about "Then Again with Herbie J Pilato" - the new classic TV talk show for every generation

Herbie J Pilato is interviewed by the Life Box Media Channel Radio
https://open.spotify.com/episode/57AefoEwZbRsnXxvhT4y2a?si=PELIG3d-RKitfgeMUC-4xQ&fbclid=IwAR294y3ANeHUa6qaoy_QzigBwLz3G1YcDvK9oeuFB2LYvtOVc-Ehye-obGA

Herbie J Pilato talks "Then Again" with the Author Learning Center (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWeTG9C1pkE

Herbie J Pilato is in "The Passion Pit with Jay Michaels" (radio interview)
https://passionpit.podbean.com/e/tuning-in-with-classic-tvs-high-priest-herbie-j-pilato/?fbclid=IwAR3TP5D1CoiHwn7Avl1J_BVYNzAWWfe_gYo5ak84xBXciSWMnLDq0qW7OwQ

The Television Academy interviews Herbie J Pilato about "Then Again" for Emmys.com
https://www.emmys.com/news/online-originals/classic-television-lives-then-again

Closer Weekly Magazine interviews Herbie J Pilato about "Then Again"
https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/then-again-with-herbie-j-pilato-classic-tv-talk-show-from-amazon/

The Los Angeles Post-Examiner interviews Herbie J Pilato about "Then Again"
http://lapostexaminer.com/ed-asner-burt-ward-open-up-to-then-again-host-herbie-j-pilato/2019/08/16

"Sci-Fi Pulse News" profiles "Then Again with Herbie J Pilato"
http://www.scifipulse.net/then-again-with-herbie-j-pilato-the-perfect-show-for-retro-scifi-fans/?fbclid=IwAR2PHFq6WElhG0sj5FMKLM-yGMogxtB4IodhzHbCDIa6pAvsVH469_Dx-ao

Herbie J Pilato tells how "Then Again" began
https://tvwriter.com/all-roads-traveled-led-to-then-again-with-herbie-j-pilato%e2%80%8b/

The Savvy Screener reviews "Then Again with Herbie J Pilato"
https://thesavvyscreener.com/2019/08/21/review-then-again/

Janet Zipper interviews Herbie J Pilato about "Then Again" (video)
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=424862268237604

Joe Stockslader gives the "personal touch" to a review of "Then Again"
https://livingaftermidnite.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/then-again-review/

TVWriter.com interviews Herbie J Pilato about "Then Again"
https://tvwriter.com/herbie-j-pilatos-thenagain-tv-show-starts-july-1/

TV Grapevine reviews "Then Again with Herbie J Pilato"
https://tvgrapevine.com/2019/07/sammis-favorite-things-then-again-with-herbie-j-pilato/

The Life and Times of Hollywood Blog features "Then Again"
https://thelifeandtimesofhollywood.com/world-premiere-then-again-with-herbie-j-pilato-on-amazon-prime-and-shout-factory-channel-revisit-classic-tv-stars-on-this-new-series/

Original Press Announcement for "Then Again with Herbie J Pilato"
http://televisionink.blogspot.com/2019/06/shout-factory-tv-and-amazon-prime.html

Friday, May 3, 2019

Recent reviews of MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY



"Herbie J Pilato is a true 'keeper of the flame' for classic TV.  In MARY, he’s given us an extensive, humanizing look at one of the medium’s biggest icons; the good, the bad and sometimes, ugly. But it’s real. He’s spoken to all the right people...and I’m betting there’s a lot here that will surprise even the most devoted fans." 

- Peter King, Correspondent, CBS News Radio

"...MARY offers a wonderful depth to the events, details, and anecdotes.  The book causes many paused moments of nostalgic reflection on the impact of '70s/'80s TV, and is a solid contribution to classic TV history."

Christopher Pufall, the Walt Disney Company

“An absolutely riveting and brilliant biography of an American icon. An instant classic! Only a skilled writer like Herbie J Pilato could bring us this comprehensive look at one of America's greatest television icons. Pilato wonderfully navigates the reader through her ups and downs…her amazing success and failures along the road. Pilato does not pull any punches. He is truthful, candid and frank- yet respectful of Ms. Moore. An amazing biography…Pilato hits a home-run with this great book!" 

- Rick Lertzman, writer/producer

"After reading MARY, I felt I knew and understood Mary Tyler Moore, even though I never met her. This rendering of her life story hit close to home. Bravo, Herbie J Pilato. Bravo."
- David Selby, actor/writer ("Dark Shadows"/"Falcon Crest")

“…several hundred pages that slowly peel back the iconic [actress] to introduce the reader to the real woman…the author has done such an excellent job in revealing her to be human, with all the foibles and fears and doubts and issues that brings along with it.”

- Steve Thompson, Forces of Geek

"For anyone who's been waiting for a definitive look at the life and career of Mary Tyler Moore, the wait is over. MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY is filled with revelations and delivers the goods."

- Ed Gross, CloserWeekly.com

MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY - an epic opus about the beloved MTM."

- Greg Hernandez, Greg in Hollywood

“What Herbie J Pilato has given us is a one-stop tome that covers everything one could ask for about Moore herself, her colleagues, her relationships, her misfires and triumphs, her self-consciousness and lack of self-esteem in terms of her looks,  not to mention her causes like diabetes research and animal rights…[a] very detailed and balanced tribute.  Someone needed to write this book and who better than Herbie J Pilato. He knows how to do it.”

- Dr. Wesley Britton, for BookPleasures.com


The Latest Buzz on Herbie J Pilato


Herbie J Pilato appears on the Doug Miles Media podcast and chats about MARY
http://dougmilesmedia.com/?p=4719

Herbie J Pilato appears on "The Carson Podcast," and chats about NBC & ME, and MARY
https://carsonpodcast.com/?s=Herbie+J+Pilato

Herbie J Pilato appears on "TV Confidential," and chats about MARY
https://www.televisionconfidential.com/radio-stations/podcast-of-tv-confidential-show-no-446-with-guest-herbie-j-pilato-is-now-available-online-for-listening-on-demand/

Herbie J Pilato appears on "The Tom Barnard Show" podcast, and chats about MARY.
http://www.tombarnardpodcast.com/herbie-j-pilato-and-tara-ross-1581-2/

Friday, April 19, 2019

You'll Fall in Love with "Jimmy & Sam"


You’ll fall in love with Jimmy & Sam, the lead characters and title of the new play written by Michael Rhodes, Pat Harrington and Howard Storm.  A dynamite production with a dynamite cast including Storm, Chris Winfield, and Teresa Ganzel, Jimmy & Sam is family entertainment for all ages.  

Funny and warm but minus the schmaltz, the story, directed by Johnny Crear and produced by Michael Carazza, centers around two male seniors, friends for more than four decades, and now both retired.  

Jimmy, played by Winfield, is a former dockworker is Irish, and Storm's Sam, a former barber, is Jewish.  Suddenly, as the play’s press release succinctly describes it, “…they’re roommates looking for laughs, love and easier days.”  Meanwhile, into their midst, appears  Ganzel, magical as always, as a likable interloper.  And all of it is performed to perfection with a fine balance of comedic timing and poignancy.

Recently and exclusively previewed with a special reading at the historic Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, this edition of Jimmy & Sam foreshadows nothing but more wonderful things to come.  Delightfully narrated by Brenda Varda, with staging coordination by Winfield, and optimum sets provided by the Group Repertory Theatre, Jimmy & Sam will continue to deliver the goods…the very goods…with fine directing by Crear, top-notch producing by Carazza, and a senior class of performers, with the emphasis on class!     



Thursday, January 31, 2019

All about MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY by Herbie J Pilato

Book Signings/Personal Appearances with Herbie J Pilato about MARY
Cerritos Millenium Library, Cerritos, CA, Wednesday, June 12th, 7:30 PM, in the Skyline Room
http://menu.ci.cerritos.ca.us/

PRINT Interviews with Herbie J Pilato about MARY

The Los Angeles Post Examiner
http://lapostexaminer.com/mary-tyler-moore-new-book-explores-life-beloved-tv-star/2018/11/26

Closer Weekly Magazine
https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/mary-tyler-moore-biography/

PODCAST Interviews with Herbie J Pilato about MARY

With Cyrus Webb 
https://www.spreaker.com/user/cyruswebbpresents/herbie-j-pilato-interview

With Scott Smith
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a6kh6-a18d02?fbclid=IwAR3yxau8hE9k8KJM1tPBD7qAUA28KzPk76WTDCBtHJjuE3uZix90T7HHEmk

PRESS Previews about MARY

The Life and Times of Hollywood
https://thelifeandtimesofhollywood.com/mary-the-mary-tyler-moore-story-explosive-new-book-by-best-selling-author-herbie-j-pilato/

The Hollywood Times
https://www.thehollywoodtimes.today/new-book-mary-the-mary-tyler-moore-story-by-herbie-j-pilato-available-january-25-2019/

The USA Daily Times
https://www.usadailytimes.com/2019/01/21/new-book-celebrates-the-life-of-the-brilliant-and-beautiful-mary-tyler-moore/

ABC-TV/KLKN-TV 
http://www.klkntv.com/story/39824207/new-mary-tyler-moore-biography-published-to-coincide-with-second-anniversary-of-her-passing

BOOK EXCERPTS

Published by Closer Weekly Magazine
https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/mary-tyler-moore-new-biography/

Published by the Television Academy at Emmys.com
http://www.emmys.com/news/online-originals/mary-mary-tyler-moore-story

Published on Medium.com
https://medium.com/@herbiejpilato/mary-the-mary-tyler-moore-story-exclusive-book-excerpt-ad107737b1f8

How to ORDER - MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY by Herbie J Pilato:

HARDCOVER 
https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Tyler-Moore-Story/dp/0999507842/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1548518193&sr=1-8

PAPERBACK
https://www.amazon.com/MARY-TYLER-MOORE-STORY/dp/0999507850/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1548518193&sr=1-8

Personally-Signed by the author
Contact:  HJPilato@yahoo.com

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For more information, contact:  
Michelle Freed-Bulgatz
mediarep@jacobsbrownmediagroup.com  
(847) 271-1481
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To contact the author directly:
Herbie J Pilato
HJPilato@yahoo.com
(310) 480-0067

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A visit with Cindy Williams and Lydia Cornell

It was wonderful to visit with my dear friends Cindy Williams and Lydia Cornell this past weekend at The Hollywood Show in at the Los Angeles Westin.