munchman: Things You Didn’t Know About Larry Brody

  1. The first producer to ask LB to pitch him is still in orbit.
  2. In 1976, a William Morris agent turned LB down. The agency is still waiting for all his body parts to turn up.
  3. LB won’t read your damn script because he’s already written it.
  4. God calls LB for notes. And LB’s plenty pissed off because He’s not implementing them.

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Women Producers of the World, Unite!

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A Wake-Up Call for Women Producers

By Barbara Sutton Masry

March may be Women’s History Month, but we should be working actively all year to have more women’s work on film and on stages. We cannot accept the lowly statistics without activism. It’s not that women aren’t writing enough or aren’t trying to get produced. There are a lot of closed doors. Rather than belabor why, we need to cultivate more women producers.

Let’s review what we’ve been taught as young girls that may not have been the best advice. I’m willing to use myself as a guinea pig.

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NOTE: If you think it was easy finding a “women networking” pic on the interwebs, you don’t know the interwebs. Which makes Ms. Masry’s point at least as well as she does.

ANOTHER NOTE: “Network like crazy,” and “Be a mentor and a mentee” work for everyone, even – gasp – men.

Fox Diversity Writers Program Picks Winners

THOMAS WONG

But, with the exception of the 1st placer, the judges’ names feature more prominently in the P.R.

Self-promotion rulez!

No wonder we all think that being in showbiz is the best thing there is. (And it is! really! Yum!)

by NELLIE ANDREEVA

Thomas Wong has been selected as the first fellow of Fox Writers Intensive, the network’s new initiative for experienced writers with diverse background, ethnic minorities as well as LGBT, foreign-born and others. Wong, chosen from the inaugural class of 10 FWI finalists, has received a deal from Fox to purchase and develop his original submission, drama script Queen. In addition, Fox will award Wong’s referring organization, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, a $15,000 FWI grant to be earmarked for its writing program. Wong is repped by The Gersh Agency.

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Anil Sees BRAVE

Another mighty review from TVWriter™’s veteran Saskatoon correspondent, Anil Sthankiya.

Wait, did we say “veteran?” Producers, agents, no, don’t get the wrong idea, please. He’s young, he’s still young and vibrant and silly and immature and all that important stuff…oh, and he’s moved to L.A. Did we tell you he lives in L.A.?

Now, what we doing? Oh, right:

by Anil Sthankiya

After years of fellow animation studios producing technologically impressive but empty films, Pixar returns the favour, stealing their competition’s weak formula.

TVWriter™ Post of the Week

As determined by TVWriter™, of course.

Here they are, the TVWriter™ posts TeamTVWriter likes best for the week ending today, June 22nd:

I’ve Tried to Watch FAIRLY LEGAL

Raise Your Hand if You Love BREAKING BAD

We Refuse to Make “Pan Am is Grounded” Jokes

Why KNIFEMAN Won’t Work