LB: Required Reading for Everyone Starting Out in Showbiz

by Larry Brody

A TVWriter™ oldie but goodie. In 2019 we called this Stage32.Com post “the most open, honest, and absolutely essential article we’ve ever seen about how Hollywood show business really works.” Can you handle–

Bullshit Lies My Film Professor Taught Me About Hollywood
by Michael Tapia

I had a professor who worked on the show Prison Break and I went to visit him on the set one year. I was on the call sheet! Intern. First day of the shoot, my professor, the director of the episode that week, asked for me to get him a “coffee.”

All right. Coffee. Um…I don’t drink coffee. Nor did I at the time. My past experience with coffee was nil. Perhaps if I had thrown it down my gullet in high school, I could have elevated to a loftier university than Arizona State, but I digress.

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Author: LB

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world with a career going back to the late ’60s, Larry Brody has written and produced hundreds of hours of American and worldwide television and is a consultant to production companies and networks in the U.S. and abroad . Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and the Humanitas Award.

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