LB: Are You Ready for More Cartoons About – shudder – Writers?

by Larry Brody

It’s Friday, and today’s treat is on me.

These cartoons definitely speak for themselves, but I’m giving them titles anyway. (I think it was Gene Roddenberry who taught me that.)

screenplay structure for beginners

by Ruben Bolling

The Fun & the fury of venn diagrams

Found on the interwebs. Creator unknown, alas!
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LB: The One Quality Every Writer Needs…

by Larry Brody

…Is self-discipline.

In fact, self-discipline is probably the one quality everybody needs, regardless of they’re chosen (or unchosen, for that matter) field of endeavor. read article

LB: Meet the Brodys

by Larry Brody

Yep, this is how Gwen the Beautiful and I watch TV. The only difference is that we have this discussion (several times a night) in bed instead of on the living room couch.

Oh, and the hair thing. Currently, our hair has a bit more silver in it than brown or black (mine has a whole lot more) and isn’t, um, quite as thick as that of the couple above. read article

Why LB Won’t Be Seeing ‘Eternals’

by Larry Brody

First, a friendly admission: I’m a huge admirer of Gemma Chan. The way she played a robot is what made Humans truly human.

But in spite of both that and the fact that the film’s director, Chloé Zhao, is an Oscar winning director whose career I’ve followed with great interest, I have no intention of seeing this film.

Not because of subject matter, cast, theme, politics, screenplay, my own personal bias about those things, or any of the other basics that make all films what they are or are not, but because the reviews I’ve read (almost all of which are negative, btw) cite the very same elements that have made the Eternals my least favorite Marvel superhero gang since they first were introduced. read article

LB: “Forget the metrics…”

by Larry Brody

Two plus years ago on Twitter, I quoted an anonymous Starz executive who announced to one of the classes I was teaching here at TVWriter™ at the time as saying:

“Forget the metrics, just give us the absolutely best scripts you can. Showbiz is about hitting the jackpot, not becoming valedictorian.” read article