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thought, maybe I can do this as a career." So he decided to give it a shot. In 1994, he moved to LA and got his first real job as a writer's assistant on the drama NY News, starring Mary Tyler Moore. It aired opposite Seinfeld in the mid-90s. "That was a tough place to be — so it didn't last long," he says. His career skyrocketed when he was hired to work on Family Guy as a writer's assistant in 2000. "A friend helped me out, but getting the job was mostly dumb luck. Luck plays such a big factor out here. Nobody cares where you went to school." Dave wrote for Family Guy for a couple of years with his writing partner Ken Goin. With a steady job and enough money to pay rent, Dave wrote his first original screenplay, Out of Time, which he sold to MGM. The 2003 thriller starred Denzel Washington. "It really launched my movie career," Dave says. And he's been writing screenplays ever since. "I was above: Anne and Dave Collard on their way to the 2017 Golden Globe Awards Dave Collard S C R E E N W R I T E R 133 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 8

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