Keith Telly Topping’s ‘The From The North TV Awards (2020)’

by Larry Brody

Yer actual Keith Telly Topping

The Most Honourable Keith Telly Topping His Very Self is the sole proprietor and writer of “From the North,” which is, hands down, my favorite blog written in the English language.

The blog might well be my fave written in any language, but inasmuch as I only read and understand English blogs, I guess I’ll never know. (At least I believe I understand them. Hard to be sure what one is ignorant of when one is, you know, ignorant.)

Anyway, Keith has this terrific blog that you all should be reading regularly, or to be more accurate, “irregularly” because that’s the interval at which it comes out. read article

Writers Roundtable: Jordan Peele, Darren Aronofsky, Emily V. Gordon

The writers of Get Out, Darkest Hour, Molly’s Game, In the Fade, The Big Sick and ‘mother! get together to educated, entertain, and dish for The Hollywood Reporter.

Hie thyself to THR’s YouTube Channel for more edification and shooting of the shit!

Bruce Lee’s Daughter Remembers Her Father

Bruce Lee would have been 80 years old this month, and nobody knows that better than his daughter Shannon. On October 6th she released a new book on her father’s teachings, which, as this interview points out, are just about as far from the violent action in Bruce Lee’s films as one can get.

Shannon Lee & Bruce Lee

by Gene Ching

Bruce Lee stands among the greatest icons on the planet. But such notoriety comes with a price and it’s one that Bruce pays more heavily than any other celebrity. He’s also the most ripped off. Brucesploitation is an entire genre of film dedicated to Bruce Lee impersonators. Bruce Lee clones proliferate fighting video games more than any other person, real or imagined. His image has been poached illegally for all sorts of random things like for Zhen Kungfu, a major Chinese fast food franchise with some 300 restaurants, all of which use his likeness without permission. No one else can claim this level of image piracy.

For years, Shannon Lee has fought hard to guard the family name and see that her dad receives the respect he is due. Now at the helm of the Bruce Lee Family Company, Shannon continues to champion her father’s work, dedicating herself to preserving his message of harmonious individuality and curtail those who would steal his image for their own gain. She has dedicated herself to bringing the real Bruce Lee to the world. read article

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 from TVWriter™

Inasmuch as we’re all stuck at home, and many of us may be there alone, we thought we would pass on this most excellent and historical Thanksgiving message.

That’s right, kids. It’s the legendary “Turkeys Away” episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, brought to us by Tony Figueroa and his “This Week in Television History YouTube Channel.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving from us to Tony and everybody who’ve visited TVWriter™ this year!

Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #1

Outlining & Writer’s Block
by Larry Brody

One of the big differences between beginning writers and “old pros” is that beginning writers are always telling me how much they love sitting down at the keyboard and “winging” their scripts, while the pros invariably stress the importance of having a good outline before they start writing.

As an “elder statesman” myself, I’ve tried both methods, and outlining your story is the way to go. In television we spend as much time on the outline as we do on all drafts of the script combined. read article