Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #13

A Writer’s Credo
by Larry Brody

Looking for more detailed info on TV Writing? Then this is for you!

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of what I can only call BAD WRITING. Self-indulgent and, frankly, uncommunicative.

I’ve written about the way I look at our “calling” before in my column in the sadly now defunct SCREENTALK Magazine. For those of you who missed it – and since the mag’s demise was about a generation ago that’s probably most of you – here’s a restatement. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #137 “The Old Billionaire Buys Tires”

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to  the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned. read article

Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #12

Conflict!
by Larry Brody

In real life human beings strive to attain warm, comforting relationships with spouses, children and friends. We work hard to find ways to support each other emotionally.

However, I learned early on in my career that having your characters respond to each other this way on film is at best boring and at worst injurious to your script (and the ratings of your show). read article

Adult Swim’s ‘Primal’ is an animation class for the ages…

…And it isn’t even an animation class at all. It’s a new series that will teach you everything you need to know about the form, keeping you riveted all the while.

Check out this trailer. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #136 “The Questing Beast”

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to  the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned. read article