Magazine article Variety

Prescription for a Shore Thing

Magazine article Variety

Prescription for a Shore Thing

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David Shore has worked out of his mint-green Shore Z Prods. office on the Sony lot in Los Angeles for nearly six years, but he hopes it looks like he just moved in. "I believe that I should be able to clear out of my office with one cardboard box with a moment's notice. That's my basic philosophy to my workspace," says Shore, executive producer of "The Good Doctor." Although Shore claims he is "not a nostalgic person," looking closely at his space reveals a secret sentimental side.

Functional Feng Shui

You watch a film horizontally, but you read a script vertically, Shore notes. That's why his computer screen is flipped from the norm. "I can get a whole page of dialogue on there," he says. Having two monitors with one keyboard is also important because when rewriting, he can change something on the document on one screen and have it mirrored on the other, which the episode's writer uses as they work.

Hometown Boy Makes Good

Shore has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards but only won once - for writing "House." After he won, he made the front page of his hometown newspaper in London, Ontario, Canada. "This is two days after the Emmys because it took them 24 hours to realize I was from [there]," he jokes. "This should have been the Monday paper, but it's the Tuesday paper"

Legal Brief

Before he worked in television, Shore practiced law in his native Canada. He keeps the suitcase he used as a briefcase back then on a shelf just adjacent to his desk. …

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