TV Writer University Workshops Want YOU


TVWriter™’ and Larry Brody’s writing classes all over the world have provided foundations for the work of such current Big-Time TV and film writers as

  • Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde, Crazy Kind of Love)
  • Joe Wiseman (Just Shoot Me)
  • Curtis Gwinn (The Walking Dead)
  • Danny Thomsen (Smallville, Once Upon a Time)
  • Troy Devolld (Basketball Wives)
  • More (for reals)

Basic Online Workshop

The next TVWriter™ Basic Online TV and Film Writing Workshop starts Tuesday, June 25, 2013, and runs for 6 weeks. The Basic Workshop goes through all the steps of teleplay and screenplay development from concept/logline to outline, 1st Draft, and revisions with a special concentration on story structure, teleplay/screenplay format…and learning how to read the mind of your producer. Taught by TVWriter™ High Honcho Larry Brody, the Basic Workshop is limited to 5 students to make certain everyone gets the individual time s/he needs.

Basic Workshop info and sign-up form

Advanced Online Workshop

The next TVWriter™ Advanced Online Workshop, for writers who know a little something about teleplay/screenplay format and have either taken TVWriter™’s Basic Workshop or can show an example of their current work, starts Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 6:00 pm Pacific (9:00 pm Eastern) Time and will meet for 4 weeks. As of this writing enrollment is wide open, but the Advanced Workshop always fills up fast so we ever-so-respectfully suggest that you hurry to:

Advanced Workshop info and sign-up form

LB’s Master Class

The next version of Larry Brody’s Master Class will begin Thursday, May 23, 2013. This is the online workshop for professional level writers who want to spend an intense month perfecting your current work. 60 pages a week! Story, plot, and characterization analyzed by our Fearsome Leader, LB himself! He accepts a maximum of only 3 students at a time in this one so if you’re interested you definitely need to reserve your place ASAP.

Larry Brody’s Master Class info

Find out more about everything TVWriter University is currently offering here.

Originally posted in the April TVWriter™ e-Newsletter. Subscribe here.

LB: TVWRITER UNIVERSITY Update for September 2012

Time now to reach out to everyone about what’s happening with the TVWriter™ Online Workshops. No time to waste, so:

I’m hoping to hold the Basic Online TV and Film Writing Workshop in October, which, yep, is next month.

The 8-week long (one meeting a week) TVWriter.Com Basic Online Workshop covers just that, the basics of TV (and film!) writing, from how to present your idea via loglines and leavebehinds, to character creation and story structure, to the writing of the 1st draft and revisions. We do this via my book (here comes the pitch) Television Writing from the Inside Out,weekly writing exercises, and of course weekly video (and text if you don’t want to do video) chat meetings.

I’m not going to schedule the class until it’s full, which is why all I can say now about when I’ll be holding it is “next month.” The good news about that is that if you enroll soon we’ll get everything sorted and you won’t be left out. The not so good news about it is that my definition of a full class is 6 students, so if you don’t enroll soon there may be a place for you.

The price is $299. Details and the sign-up page, as we like to say in the e-newsletter mailings, are HERE.

For those of you who are ready for the Advanced Workshop, it’s already up and running, as it has been continuously for about a dozen years. The next session of 4 weekly meetings starts September 26, 2012. Your job is to write 10 pages a week on the project you’re most invested in and to read 10 pages a week by each of the other students. My job is to read and make copious notes so we can do the video/text chat thing. Again, the maximum number of students is 6 and there are liable to be several carryovers from the current session, so my advice is to hurry.

The price is $140. For this one, the details and sign-up page are HERE.

I’d also like to take a minute to talk about a class that I give on a kind of “as-needed” basis. It’s called the Larry Brody Master Class and it’s for writers who are working pros, former working pros, or who really, really, really, no kidding, we absolutely mean it, qualified to be working pros and are actively working toward their break.

Up to now, the 4-week long Master Class has been by invitation only, but something penetrated my normally thick skull just the other day: I really don’t know every writer in the world who’s qualified to be in this class. So, as a kind of trial run, I’m throwing this out there to everyone. If you have a finished, or almost finished half-hour or one-hour script and think it’s ready to roll in the Major Leagues, there may be room for as many as 2 of you in the Master Class session that starts next week, September 11, 2012.

Specific info and the sign-up form are on a password-protected page here at TVWriter™. To find out if I agree that you’re ready for the intensity of this particular experience email me HERE and send a sample of your current work. If I fall in love and the 2 remaining places in what is, at most, a 3-student class aren’t filled, I’ll send you the URL and the password. The price, meanwhile, is $279.

I’m really serious about this “Better writing means better TV” business that appears in various places on this site. And even more serious about the “Achieving your dreams means a better life” concept that is the focus of so much of my thinking these days. If these things appeal to you, hey, c’mon, get in touch.



TVWriter™ Advanced Workshop Wants You

The latest mailing for those on our extraordinarily informative email list:

(What? You’re not on it? Get thee HERE)

Relax at home! No dress code!

The Next TVWriter™ Advanced Online TV & Screenwriting Workshop Starts Next Week

To be precise, after a short but refreshing hiatus it starts
Thursday, July 19th. We’ve got 4 open spaces in a group that’s
deliberately being kept small and personal. If you’ve never
taken one of Larry Brody’s online screen/TV writing classes,
this is your big chance.

For details, and to enroll, hie thyself HERE:

You’ve got questions? Fire away.

EDITED TO ADD: We’re down to 1 space left for this class. Hurry!

EDITED AGAIN TO ADD: We’re full up, so this class is closed. But we’ll be starting a new one Wednesday, August 22nd. Reserve your place now!


Good writing means better TV

The old-fashioned, crowded, uncomfortable way