LB: Peer Production Really Does Pay Off

rachelbloomishappyJust ask Rachel Bloom.

What? You haven’t heard of her? You will. She’s one busy writer, working on scripts for ROBOT CHICKEN and ALLEN GREGORY, and as an actress Rachel’s appeared on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

More importantly for TVWriter™ purposes, Rachel is also the writer and star of FUCK ME, RAY BRADBURY, a music video that as of this writing has over 2,175,000 Youtube hits.

Oh, and she just happens to have closed a deal to co-create and write (with Aline Brosh McKenna, who’s not exactly a slouch herself) a Showtime sitcom called CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, which has a lot of attitude in common with her Bradbury video.

Would any of this have happened without the video? I dunno. But I do know that it had everybody I showed it to laughing out loud, which, after all, is what comedy writing is supposed to do. But you probably want to see for yourself. So:

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About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.