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"Being a young writer in the entertainment industry is like being a kid at thanksgiving dinner. You're asked to provide entertainment but you have to sit at the kids table until you prove that you're mature enough and good enough to sit with the adults... Also there's pie!"
--Jim Martin "Heroes" writer /podcaster
With "Heroes" returning to G4 on Tuesdays, 8/7C Starting Sept. 25 (four Episodes in a row), I thought fans would appreciate a peak inside the process of making this ground breaking show from inside the Writers Room.
Among "Heroes" achievements, was launching relatively unknown and young actors like Milo
Vengtimillia, Santiago Cabrera, Tawny Cypress, Hayden Pentierre, Masi Oaka, Leonard Roberts, Noah
Gray-Cabey, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Rhamaurthy, Ali Larter, Dana Davis, Dania Ramirez as well as
allowing veterans like Adrian Pasdar, Christine Rose and Jack Coleman to shine.
Allowing up and coming talent to shine also held true behind the camera, affording Oliver Grigsby his
big break. Going from gopher, to PA to writer's assistant, to Writer on "Heroes", you would think is the
usual route in Hollywood. Sadly, often it is not. Luckily, for Oliver, his talent was recognized and he was given the opportunity to write 12 of "Heroes" online Graphic Novels then was given his shot at writing two episodes in Season 3 "Shades of Grey" and Pass/Fail" in Season 4 "Additionally, he wrote "Slow Burn"-- a side story to the main action of Season 4 featured between commercial breaks and on the web which featured more of the Carnival story line as well as a plug for the show's sponsor, Sprint.
Continuing on his Hollywood journey, Oliver was recently a Script Coordinator on USA Network's on
"In Plain Sight."