Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #148 “Magic Crystals”

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 #23 – How Not To Write a Script That Sells. Or Even works.

by Larry Brody

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

Now, because even though most of you have NOT asked for it – in spite of the face that all of you need it, here’s my take on:

HOW NOT TO WRITE A SCRIPT read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #147 “Jimmy Blue Goes a’Courtin'”

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 #22 – Energy Sells

by Larry Brody

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

In an era where screenwriting courses are rampant, available at your local adult school, junior college, university, vocational school, you-name-it, it’s easy to throw yourself into the study of format and technique.

TV Writer.Com, for example, is bombarded daily with questions about the “best” way to show scene transitions, the “most effective” way to write an action scene, and the “most subtle” way to “imply” rather than “state” a new shot. read article

Larry Brody: Yes, the 2021 Oscar Ceremony was Last Night…

(LB’S NOTE: Yep, the numbers are in. Here’s the headline on Indiewire.Com. “Oscars Ratings: 2021 Telecast Loses More Than Half Last Year’s Audience.” Someone on the Oscar show said that movies were what kept Americans going last year. But the facts seem to differ. We weren’t going to the movies. Hell, we couldn’t. We all were watching TV.)

…And you can read about the winners just about anywhere on the web. There’s a mighty fine full list here: read article