LB: Another Goal I Haven’t Reached

by Larry Brody

Lovely Literary Art Prints That Feature Quotes By Famous Authors
by Rusty Blazenhoff

New York-based illustrator Evan Robertson of Obvious State has created a line of lovely literary art giclée prints that feature quotes from authors like Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, and more. They are currently available to purchase at Fab.

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No, I never aspired to being someone who was quoted on a lovely literary art print. But I did hope that by now I’d be a Famous Author.

Lots more art prints and quotes at the link above. And, to quote the most famous author of all – Anonymous – “Wait till next year.”

And TVWriter™s Most Popular Feature is…

by Larry Brody

So there I was this morning, excited because our TVWriter™ site stats showed that we’re gaining visitors daily, constantly reaching new highs.

“Way to go, Brode,” I said to myself. “The revamp’s a big success. Looks like we’re doing it right.”

Then I took a closer look at the numbers. Here’s what I saw:

The post that had put us over the top was this one, and the “Got ya!” is the post isn’t really what did it. It was people searching for and then clicking on the pic above. One-third of our visitors have been coming here just to look at Brad Pitt’s bod.

Let me say that number again: $#@! one – $#@! third!

We love all our visitors, don’t get me wrong, but this is, you know, a site about television writing in particular and the television biz in general. And I was kind of hoping that our enhanced traffic had, well, something to do with the topic.

Oh, LB, so young, so pure, so delusional…

Don’t worry. I won’t let this get to me. TVWriter™ will continue to present the most information about TV writing and the TV biz we can in the most entertaining way it can. But I’m thinking that now that I have this new insight into what attracts eyeballs there must be some way to make it work even better for us.

Maybe we should insert this pic into every article. What do you think? In a corner, like this:

Look, ma! Brad Pitt! In Fight Club! Half nekkid!

Nah. There’s something about this that’s just not quite right.

Still. Increased traffic = increased potential for actually attracting advertising which means that we could eventually make the site and its classes and contests better than over. Should ethics get in the way of that? Isn’t there some virtue – just a little – to the idea that “the end justifies the means?”

Hmm…

Aha! I’ve got it!

If Brad packs ’em in, what’ll Angelina do?

Guess What TV Shows are Shooting in New York

NYC wants you!

by TeamTVWriter Press Service

Yeah, it’s a terrible picture, but it was supplied by none other than The Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting. And they’re so darn earnest, how can we say no?

Oh, wait, here are a couple of better ones (supplied by CBS because, hey, this is free P.R.):

PERSON OF INTEREST loves NY!
So does BLUE BLOODS

The Mayor’s Office of You Know also want everyone to know that the following scripted series are shot in New York City:

  • BLUE BLOODS
  • BOARDWALK EMPIRE
  • GIRLS
  • THE GOOD WIFE
  • GOSSIP GIRL
  • PERSON OF INTEREST
  • SMASH
  • WHITE COLLAR
  • THE COLBERT REPORT
  • THE DAILY SHOW
  • THE REVOLUTION
  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

So if you’re a writer who can’t make the move to L.A. but lives in or near NYC, now you know who to call.

You’re welcome!

“Galactus is NIGH”

Uh-oh…

Believe it or not, Galactus is NIGH is a Facebook page. Avowed mission: “our mission is to take as many pictures as we can with Cosplayers.” And they’re doing pretty well. The page opened July 12th, and as of this writing it’s gotten almost 300 pics.

We’re curious about the origins of this particular apocalypse. And whether LB’s SILVER SURFER animated series had anything to do with it. We probably should interview those involved. But that would take some, you know, effort. And, just between us, we’re, well, urm, we’re not journalists. (Fooled you, right?)

So if anyone knows anything about this, comment and let us in on it, okay?

After all, we’re going to send a ton of traffic to The Galactus is NIGH Facebook page  HERE.

Sonic vs. Galactus – doesn’t it make your blood tingle?