In 2003, Josh Schwartz became the youngest-ever creator and producer of a one-hour TV series, Fox's hit teen drama The O.C. With its second season set to begin in November, UPFRONT spoke to Schwartz, 28, about what it takes to make it in Hollywood.
Are you surprised by your success?
Totally ... you know, the odds are so against you. But I always believed in the show and in the cast and what we were trying to do, so I'm thrilled that it happened.
Has your youth ever posed a challenge for you?
It's one thing to be able to write a good pilot or be able to come up with some characters, but it's another thing to know how to arc that out over the course of, in our case, 27 episodes ... so I needed to surround myself with really good, smart, experienced people.
What do you bring to the table that an older, more...