TRUMBULL, Conn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Writers for hit TV series "The West
Wing," "The Sopranos," "Frasier" and two other shows can endorse larger checks
and write next season's scripts in greater comfort now that they have a new
contract and ergonomic pens on their desks.
Aaron Sorkin, Joe Keenan, Terrance Winter and other staff writers were
sent personal letters of congratulations and Dr. Grip pens from
comedian-turned-CEO Ron Shaw, president of Pilot Pen Corporation of America.
Shaw wrote to the writers of his five favorite TV shows, as well as members of
the Writers Guild of America negotiating committee.
Shaw said he included Dr. Grips as a gesture of appreciation for the
pleasure their writing brings to so many -- and as a precaution against
writer's cramp. Dr. Grip is the only pen to receive the Arthritis
Foundation's "Commendation for Ease-of-Use."
Shaw has first-hand experience with show business's finances. Throughout
the Fifties, he performed as a comedian in Miami and the Catskill Mountains,
opening for Dean Martin and Liberace and appearing with stars like Rosemary
Clooney and Jimmy Durante.
"Georgie Jessel told me that if I ever got married before I hit it big, I
should quit the business and get a real job," Shaw said. "That's how I became
a pen salesman."
Quitting show business wasn't such a bad decision. Under Shaw's
leadership, Pilot Pen grew from $1 million to $200 million in 25 years.
Staff writers for the following shows received Shaw's congratulations and
Dr. Grips: "Frasier," "Gideon's Crossing," "Law & Order," "The Sopranos" and
"The West Wing."
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SOURCE Pilot Pen Corporation of America