Here’s One For the King

by Larry Brody

Appropos of TV writing in absolutely no way, here’s a pic I found that I’d like to think even Jack (King) Kirby – as Stan Lee used to call him – would love:

Yes, the original Hulk was gray. And how I wish I still had that issue!

I want to attribute this properly, so if anyone reading this article knows the origin of this pic, let me know!

EDITED TO ADD: Aha! Found it. This pic is courtesy of Spectral Motion. These guys do amazing creatures. You’ve got to take a look at both their site and their Facebook Page. read article

Screenwriting MFA Programs: How Do I Pick the Right One?

by Larry Brody

Hot off the presses – or, actually hot off the  TVWriter™ Message Board, comes this Q and A about a subject quite a few TVWriter™ visitors are wrestling with:

Question from Ghost:

It’s been awhile since I’ve been here! But I am in somewhat of a dilemma. I’ve been accepted into three MFA programs, LMU (TV writing), Chapman (screenwriting) and Emerson (fiction). I’m on the waitlist for USC but don’t think that’s going to happen.

I am trying to figure out if I’ll be able to swing the move at all, since fun life stuff interrupted those “save for grad school” plans, and this is all very last minute, but I have to make a final decision very, very soon (like, Monday) and the available information is pretty contradictory. I know most people don’t think an MFA is worth anything, but let’s just pretend it’s not the worst mistake I could make. I’m wondering if anyone here has done one of these programs or if one has a distinct advantage over the other? I think Chapman and LMU have the advantage of actually being in California, but Emerson does have its LA internship program. read article

The DOCTOR WHO Puppet is Still Irresistible

by Larry Brody

Maybe even more so:

BOOM! Brooklyn put on a great fireworks show.

See it all read article

At Last! Now It’s really DALLAS!

by Larry Brody

…To quote an old friend who was a writer-producer on the original series (and will be commenting about the new version here soonish).

Dallas – The war for Southfork begins
by Chuck Duncan 

‘Dallas’ aired an all-new episode on the Fourth of July, and there were fireworks as Bobby and John Ross both discovered they’d been duped by JR over control of Southfork. Did we expect anything less from him?

Read it all read article

Getcher BULLET IN THE FACE Here

by Larry Brody

Run, do not walk to what I predict will be the best-written comedy series on U.S. TV this season. Yes, I’m plugging buddy Alan Spencer’s BULLET IN THE FACE. With a title like that, plus its pedigree, missing it will be the same as getting your own bullet-face thingie.

Bullet in the Face — Photos, press release, première date and controversy !
by Bunky Bunk

When Evan Shapiro (IFC & Sundance Channel president) departed his post in April, the forthcoming IFC original comedy Bullet in the Face lost its biggest champion. And champions are exactly what a show like Bullet needs considering that the broad, over-the-top half-hour may be the most violent comedy in television history. According to sources, when IFC execs screened the 6-episode series, there was shock and nervousness in the room. And now the controversial Bullet, which was not mentioned during IFC’s upfront presentation in March, is being scheduled in a very odd pattern : 3 episodes back-to-back on 2 consecutive nights : August 16 and August 17, from 10 PM-11:30 PM… read article