TVWriter™ Post of the Week

As determined by TVWriter™, of course.

Here they are, the TVWriter™ posts TeamTVWriter likes best for the week ending today, June 22nd:

I’ve Tried to Watch FAIRLY LEGAL

Raise Your Hand if You Love BREAKING BAD

We Refuse to Make “Pan Am is Grounded” Jokes

Why KNIFEMAN Won’t Work

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.

3 thoughts on “TVWriter™ Post of the Week

  1. geraldsanford says:

    You know what I find interesting? In all my years writing in TV, features, stage… I was never asked, “How did you get an agent”? Especially by new writers. I wonder why this is? I have a thought, but…
    It seems to me in the “olden daze” — when we started out, Lawrence — wanna be writers were more interested in, yes, and even driven by, writing a script, or short story, novel, what have you, than in ‘SELLING IT”. That doesn’t mean they didn’t want to — sell it — but first they had to write it — and that was the challenge, the excitement, the satisfaction, the “beauty”. Simply put, “They wanted to be writers.” gs

    • LB says:

      Hmm. In my case, I didn’t just “want” to be a writer, I HAD to be a writer. I had to be writing/living in that other world.

      But after awhile I started figuring that if I was going to do all that writing it would be even more fulfilling if others would read it and be entertained/stimulated, whatever.

      So for me, like, I guess, you, it wasn’t about making a living/getting paid as a writer but about finding a way to make my demons (addiction?) into something that could help keep me alive instead of just burning me out.

      Most of the new writers I talk to, who always want an agent, seem way more pragmatic than I ever was. But although their families may be more approving of their ambition that way, I honestly have to say that I’ve never considered anything that practical to be, in and of itself, a good thing.

      For me, it’s always been about the dream and doing everything in my power to make it come true.

      • geraldsanford says:

        Bravo, Lawrence! Agree 100%! Tell your followers this. It will help them in the long run, and eliminate those who don’t belong. Remember the call: ‘WRITE TO TELL A STORY AND NOT SELL A STORY!” gs

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