Television writer and producer Leon Tokatyan penned the pilot for the television series
Lou Grant. The collection consists of scripts, treatments, and research materials for various television series and unproduced film
and television projects including
Television writer and producer Leon Tokatyan began his career as a tour guide for NBC in New York. He wrote the pilot episode
for the award-winning TV series
Lou Grant, as well as wrote and produced several more episodes of the series. Tokatyan wrote for earlier television programs such as
Kraft Suspense Theater and
The Virginian. He was the recipient of the Writers Guild of America award for best writing in 1978 for the
Lou Grant episode titled
Vet. Among his other awards were the Humanitas best writing achievement award. Leon Tokatyan died on May 13, 1997.
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