Kelly Jo Brick: The Write Path with VJ Boyd

A series of interviews with hard-working writers –
by another hard-working writer!

by Kelly Jo Brick

Photo courtesy of the Austin Film Festival
Photo courtesy of the Austin Film Festival

Aspiring writers often wonder how the pros got where they are. The truth is, everyone’s story is different, but there are some common elements: dedication, persistence and hard work.

VJ Boyd came up through the assistant ranks before breaking in as staff writer on JUSTIFIED. He’s gone on to write for THE PLAYER and is producing his pilot THE JURY for ABC. He, along with writer Mark Bianculli and producer Carol Mendelsohn, recently sold the drama DOOMSDAY to ABC.


Graham Yost is the New King of the World

…Hey, he’s getting close anyway. (Just what we didn’t need. Yet another super successful TV genius writer-producer to hate.)

The Hollywood Reporter reports (What? We’re supposed to come up with a better word? We know it doesn’t sound quite right, but our thesaurus finger’s broken) that NBC is now in business with Graham Yost, showrunner of FX’s JUSTIFIED and creator of FX’s upcoming Keri Russell KGB spy series THE AMERICANS. The series is set in ’70s L.A. and is named L.A. WOMAN because not only do the networks go to the same people for everything, they also welcome the use of dreary old names that they think might be recognized by the audience. And we suppose that if NBC’s audience is geriatric rockers/Doors fans that could occur here.

But we doubt it. read article