Nell Scovell Offers Advice, Stories About Working in the Hollywood Boys’ Club

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Vanity Fair contributor Nell Scovell speaks onstage during the 'Equal Means Equal Conversation' in 2016. (Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Nell Scovell has produced, directed and written for scores of classic shows like “The Simpsons,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” Her new book “Just the Funny Parts” is part memoir, part survival story. It recounts Scovell’s 30 years working in the male-dominated entertainment field, her collaboration with Sheryl Sandberg on “Lean In” and the creative process she used to write jokes for President Obama. She also offers some wisdom for aspiring writers. Scovell joins Forum to discuss “Just the Funny Parts.”

Nell Scovell, TV writer, producer, director; author of "Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club"