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4th Oct '17 4:50:56 AM VelvetAndroid
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* Rob Grant and Doug Naylor use their own names when writing their television shows, most notably Series/RedDwarf. When they collaboratively ventured into novel writing, they did so as the "gestalt entity" Grant Naylor, which also came to serve as the name of their TV production company.

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* Rob Grant and Doug Naylor use their own names when writing their television shows, most notably Series/RedDwarf.''Series/RedDwarf''. When they collaboratively ventured into novel writing, they did so as the "gestalt entity" Grant Naylor, which also came to serve as the name of their TV production company.



* There are quite a few examples of this on ''Series/DoctorWho''. Sometimes it was because the script had been rewritten to the extent that the original writer used a pseudonym. '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons The Daemons]]' was credited to "Guy Leopold", when it was co-written by Robert Sloman and Barry Letts: It's often assumed this is because Letts was the producer ([[TheBBC BBC]] rules forbade staff from taking a second credit on a show, e.g. for writing), although Sloman once claimed it was because he had another writing partner at the time and didn't want people to think they'd fallen out.

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* There are quite a few examples of this on ''Series/DoctorWho''. Sometimes it was because the script had been rewritten to the extent that the original writer used a pseudonym. '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons The Daemons]]' was credited to "Guy Leopold", when it was co-written by Robert Sloman and Barry Letts: It's it's often assumed this is because Letts was the producer ([[TheBBC BBC]] rules forbade staff from taking a second credit on a show, e.g. for writing), although Sloman once claimed it was because he had another writing partner at the time and didn't want people to think they'd fallen out.
4th Oct '17 4:49:26 AM VelvetAndroid
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* Creator/JohnWyndham used his first two names (rather than his surname, Harris) for most of his (generally apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic) work, but when he wrote ''The Outward Urge'', a space exploration story, he used "John Wyndham & Lucas Parkes", Lucas and Parkes being two of his other given names. He had five-- he also used the fifth (as "John Beynon") for some early work.

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* Creator/JohnWyndham used his first two names (rather than his surname, Harris) for most of his (generally apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic) work, but when he wrote ''The Outward Urge'', a space exploration story, he used "John Wyndham & Lucas Parkes", Lucas and Parkes being two of his other given names. He had five-- five -- he also used the fifth (as "John Beynon") for some early work.



* Creator/JKRowling once stated that she considered publishing future works under a different name, mainly to separate the new work from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', but knew the press would figure it out in seconds. She did write the novel ''Literature/TheCuckoosCalling'' under the name "Robert Galbraith" and the book received critical praise before she revealed that she'd written it, but Rowling's prophecy came true and sales ultimately went through the roof after the announcement.

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* Creator/JKRowling once stated that she considered publishing future works under a different name, mainly to separate the new work from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', but knew the press would figure it out in seconds. She did write the detective novel ''Literature/TheCuckoosCalling'' under the name "Robert Galbraith" and the book received critical praise before she revealed that she'd written it, praise, but Rowling's her prophecy came true and sales when it was leaked that Rowling was the author. Sales ultimately went through the roof after the announcement.



* Writers Rob Grant and Doug Naylor use their own names when writing their television shows. When they ventured into novel writing, they did so as "Grant Naylor".
** They were also credited as "Grant Naylor" when they directed about half of the episodes of Series V. Funnily enough, in those same episodes their writing credits remained separate.
* There are quite a few examples of this on ''Series/DoctorWho''. Sometimes it was because the script had been rewritten to the extent that the original writer used a pseudonym. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons The Daemons]]" was credited to "Guy Leopold", when it was co-written by Robert Sloman and Barry Letts: It's often assumed this is because Letts was the producer, although Sloman once claimed it was because he had another writing partner at the time and didn't want people to think they'd fallen out. The name "David Agnew" was twice used for scripts co-written by the producer and script editor.
* Ronnie Barker (one of Series/TheTwoRonnies) wanted to have a go at writing for a show he was appearing in called The Frost Report. In order that his writing would be considered on its own merits; he sent in his sketches under the name of 'Gerald Wiley'. He continued to do all his writing under a number of different pseudonyms.

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* Writers Rob Grant and Doug Naylor use their own names when writing their television shows. shows, most notably Series/RedDwarf. When they collaboratively ventured into novel writing, they did so as "Grant Naylor".
the "gestalt entity" Grant Naylor, which also came to serve as the name of their TV production company.
** They were also credited as "Grant Naylor" Grant Naylor when they 'he' directed about half of the episodes of ''Red Dwarf'' Series V. Funnily enough, in those same episodes their writing credits remained separate.
* There are quite a few examples of this on ''Series/DoctorWho''. Sometimes it was because the script had been rewritten to the extent that the original writer used a pseudonym. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons The Daemons]]" Daemons]]' was credited to "Guy Leopold", when it was co-written by Robert Sloman and Barry Letts: It's often assumed this is because Letts was the producer, producer ([[TheBBC BBC]] rules forbade staff from taking a second credit on a show, e.g. for writing), although Sloman once claimed it was because he had another writing partner at the time and didn't want people to think they'd fallen out. The name out.
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"David Agnew" was twice used for 1970s ''Doctor Who'' scripts co-written by the producer and script editor.
editor. The pen name was originated by writer Anthony Read on a couple of drama anthology series such as Series/PlayForToday, then carried over when Read became script editor on ''Who'', using it for a serial ('[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion of Time]]') he cobbled together along with producer Graham Williams. Williams then borrowed it for his rewrite on '[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]' with script editor Creator/DouglasAdams of an original idea by David Fisher. The name was also used in at least one other BBC series, and in 2000 resurfaced as an 'author' in a ''Doctor Who'' short story collection. It was further [[PlayingWith played with]] on the DVD release of 'The Invasion of Time', where "Agnew" was the subject of a {{mockumentary}}, ''The Elusive David Agnew'' -- directed by one "AlanSmithee"...
* In the 1960s Ronnie Barker (one (later one of Series/TheTwoRonnies) wanted to have a go at writing for a David Frost's satirical sketch show ''The Frost Report'', which he was appearing in called The Frost Report. in. In order that his writing would be considered on its own merits; merits, he sent in his sketches a sketch under the name of 'Gerald Wiley'."Gerald Wiley". 'Wiley' later became a very successful writer on ''The Two Ronnies'', but 'he' remained entirely enigmatic (Barker once ''turned down his own work'' to maintain his cover), building a huge mystery among others working on the show as to his true identity jokey speculation ranged from Frank Muir to Creator/TomStoppard. When Barker [[ActuallyIAmHim finally outed himself]] they initially refused to believe him, assuming he was just joining in with the joking. He continued to do all his writing under a number of different pseudonyms.
10th Sep '17 9:15:46 AM nombretomado
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* In the early 2010s, outside of distributing films for Creator/DreamWorks, {{Disney}}'s Creator/TouchstonePictures label was relegated to an AlanSmithee-esque name that they used to release animated films they wished to basically disown, like ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet'' and ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic''[[note]][[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki's]] ''Anime/TheWindRises'' was released the same way, but due to its subject matter, not because Disney wanted nothing to do with it[[/note]]. With [=DreamWorks=] jumping ship in 2016, the fate of Touchstone is up in the air.

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* In the early 2010s, outside of distributing films for Creator/DreamWorks, {{Disney}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}'s Creator/TouchstonePictures label was relegated to an AlanSmithee-esque name that they used to release animated films they wished to basically disown, like ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet'' and ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic''[[note]][[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki's]] ''Anime/TheWindRises'' was released the same way, but due to its subject matter, not because Disney wanted nothing to do with it[[/note]]. With [=DreamWorks=] jumping ship in 2016, the fate of Touchstone is up in the air.
29th Jul '17 1:41:19 PM nombretomado
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* During the heydays of the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]], Creator/{{Nintendo}} imposed a policy on third-party publishers that limited the number of games they could publish in North America and Europe to only five games a year. Creator/{{Konami}} created the Ultra Games division in America in order to get around this limit and localize more games than they were allowed to publish. In Europe, Konami formed Palcom Software label for the same reasons, although they also published the European versions of certain ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}}'' games which were never released in America.

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* During the heydays of the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]], Creator/{{Nintendo}} imposed a policy on third-party publishers that limited the number of games they could publish in North America and Europe to only five games a year. Creator/{{Konami}} created the Ultra Games division in America in order to get around this limit and localize more games than they were allowed to publish. In Europe, Konami formed Palcom Software label for the same reasons, although they also published the European versions of certain ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}}'' games which were never released in America.
8th Jul '17 9:49:33 AM nombretomado
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* The writer born Salvatore Lombino wrote his "serious" novels and screenplays as Creator/EvanHunter (which he legally changed his name to) and crime fiction as Ed [=McBain=]. He co-wrote the 2000 novel ''Candyland'' with himself. TheOtherWiki lists at least five other pseudonyms he used from time to time.

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* The writer born Salvatore Lombino wrote his "serious" novels and screenplays as Creator/EvanHunter (which he legally changed his name to) and crime fiction as Ed [=McBain=]. He co-wrote the 2000 novel ''Candyland'' with himself. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki lists at least five other pseudonyms he used from time to time.
3rd Jul '17 4:34:16 AM Piterpicher
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** {{Moby}} released some of his {{ambient}} music under the name Voodoo Child.

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** {{Moby}} Music/{{Moby}} released some of his {{ambient}} music under the name Voodoo Child.
24th Jun '17 1:31:57 PM nombretomado
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* There are quite a few examples of this on ''DoctorWho''. Sometimes it was because the script had been rewritten to the extent that the original writer used a pseudonym. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons The Daemons]]" was credited to "Guy Leopold", when it was co-written by Robert Sloman and Barry Letts: It's often assumed this is because Letts was the producer, although Sloman once claimed it was because he had another writing partner at the time and didn't want people to think they'd fallen out. The name "David Agnew" was twice used for scripts co-written by the producer and script editor.

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* There are quite a few examples of this on ''DoctorWho''.''Series/DoctorWho''. Sometimes it was because the script had been rewritten to the extent that the original writer used a pseudonym. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons The Daemons]]" was credited to "Guy Leopold", when it was co-written by Robert Sloman and Barry Letts: It's often assumed this is because Letts was the producer, although Sloman once claimed it was because he had another writing partner at the time and didn't want people to think they'd fallen out. The name "David Agnew" was twice used for scripts co-written by the producer and script editor.
16th May '17 5:39:19 PM nombretomado
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* Ronnie Barker (one of TheTwoRonnies) wanted to have a go at writing for a show he was appearing in called The Frost Report. In order that his writing would be considered on its own merits; he sent in his sketches under the name of 'Gerald Wiley'. He continued to do all his writing under a number of different pseudonyms.

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* Ronnie Barker (one of TheTwoRonnies) Series/TheTwoRonnies) wanted to have a go at writing for a show he was appearing in called The Frost Report. In order that his writing would be considered on its own merits; he sent in his sketches under the name of 'Gerald Wiley'. He continued to do all his writing under a number of different pseudonyms.
21st Apr '17 6:58:33 PM jormis29
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* Creator/TheCoenBrothers use Roderick Jaynes for their editing credit on their films. "Jaynes" received an Oscar nomination for ''{{Fargo}}''.

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* Creator/TheCoenBrothers use Roderick Jaynes for their editing credit on their films. "Jaynes" received an Oscar nomination for ''{{Fargo}}''.''Film/{{Fargo}}''.
24th Mar '17 1:53:34 PM Prfnoff
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* Music/SonicYouth recorded ''The Whitey Album'' as Ciccone Youth.
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