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The Frame 'First': Jill Soloway on seeing her writing come to life in 'Six Feet Under'




Jill Soloway, Creator and Executive Producer, Amazon's Transparent, at The Paley Center for Media’s 2014 LA Benefit Gala presented by Honey Maid, celebrating LGBT equality in media at Skirball Cultural Center on November 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Jill Soloway, Creator and Executive Producer, Amazon's Transparent, at The Paley Center for Media’s 2014 LA Benefit Gala presented by Honey Maid, celebrating LGBT equality in media at Skirball Cultural Center on November 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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TV writer Jill Soloway's big break came when producer Alan Ball hired her to write for the hit show, "Six Feet Under." When she came into The Frame studio to talk about her latest show, "Transparent," we asked her about the first time she saw a script she'd written becoming a reality. 

The first time that I saw people actually make the thing that I wrote was my first episode of "Six Feet Under." It was called "Back To The Garden." In that episode, Claire went to visit her relatives that lived out in Topanga and I wrote this scene. It took place in a treehouse and I was walking along the lot and the episode was going to be shot the following week. I was walking past the stage and I saw five or six people building a tree and a treehouse on a stage, and I stopped and looked and stared. I guess I just forgot that somebody was gonna actually make it when I wrote the scene in the treehouse. I'll never forget that moment of staring at that treehouse and knowing that this thing that originated in my mind would be filmed and then shared with people. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. 



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