the 4 Doctors

And no, we sure ain’t talking about MDs here. It’s the Big Four:

  1. Tom Baker
  2. Peter Davison
  3. Colin Baker
  4. Sylvester McCoy

Doctors 4, 5, 6, and 7, no matter what a certain Steven Moffatt would like us to believe.

Oh, the video. 28:19 minutes of DOCTOR WHO gold. Right HERE.

TVWriter™ Top Posts for the Week Ending 4/18/14


Here they are, the most viewed TVWriter™ posts during the past week:

Peggy Bechko: You’re a writer? Do you trust your gut?

Five One-Hour Routines That Will Improve Your Life as a Freelance

Peggy Bechko: 6 Things that Could be Keeping You from Writing Success

Read the 2013 PEOPLE’S PILOT Prize Winning’ Scripts

Syndi Shumer Sees THE WALKING DEAD Season Finale

And our most viewed resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline



The Teleplay


Thanks for making this another great week here at TVWriter™, and don’t forget to read what you missed, re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!

Did You Know There’s a Special Rental Complex for Creative Seniors in the Valley?

Neither did we. And we’re shocked, we tell you, shocked. Seniors? Creativity? Since when do those things go together?

Of course, we’re also just now starting to adjust to the idea that there’s an area called the NOHO Arts District in beautiful, not-so-downtown North Hollywood, which previously was known – to TVWriter™ – for only one wonderful thing: Little Tony’s Pizza, on the corner of Lankershim and Vineland. (Free plug!)

Be this as it may, here’s the NOHO Senior Arts Colony Apartments pitch, for all of you oldsters who can’t get into the Motion Picture and TV Country Home, live and in color:

NOHO Senior Arts CaptureCLICK HERE for more info to click on.

Only 6 Weeks Left to Enter the 2014 People’s Pilot


If you’re on the TVWriter™ e-mail list, this message popped into your inbox this morning. If not – well, here ya go:

Well, actually it’s 6 and a half. But that’s a lot less time than it may seem cuz – ya gotta write, you know?

TVWriter™’s People’s Pilot contest has been around for years. In fact, this is the 23rd running. It’s for original series pilots, natch. As in your unique creations. Your television dreams.

There are over $5000 worth of prizes, and every entry receives free feedback on where it ranks in terms of both professional standards and its competitors this year.

In just the past couple of years, Winners, Finalists, or Semi-Finalists of the TVWriter™ contests have been on the staffs of CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO FIRE, PERSON OF INTEREST, THE WALKING DEAD, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, GREY’S ANATOMY, ROME, NTSF:SD:SUV, KILLER WOMEN, ANIMAL PRACTICE, and the upcoming HBO series THE LEFTOVERS. And that’s only the winners who’ve stayed in touch.

You too can be in this elite company. But first you have to write. Win or lose, that effort alone puts you ahead of 99% of the pack. And a finished spec pilot script is the currency of TV writing today. It’s the favored writing sample of showrunners and agents. The only thing better is a finished pilot script that’s scored at or near the top of – you guessed it – the People’s Pilot.

There’s lots more to tell about this highly respected contest, but our marketing maven says we should keep our e-mails as short as possible. So here are some links where you can find out all the rest:


More about the prizes HERE.

Read the Winning Scripts for 2013 HERE.

Enter the 2014 PEOPLE’S PILOT HERE.

Hope you enter!

Larry Brody & Team TVWriter™

Peer Production: ENORMOUS

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A Prime Universe Films/Pure Imagination Studios Production
From director BenDavid Grabinski (COST OF LIVING) and producers Adrian Askarieh (HITMAN, AGENT 47) and Joshua Wexler (MORTAL KOMBAT) comes ENORMOUS. 
Based on the comic book by Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour.

This one works for us in oh-so-many ways. And if it gets enough hits on YouTube it’s destined for its own slot as a Machinima web series.

In other words, you can get this to series. All ya gotta do is…CLICK.