Author Archives: Brad Schreiber

Brad Schreiber

About Brad Schreiber

BRAD SCHREIBER has written for all media. His feature The Adventures of Manu is currently in production in Mexico City. He was V.P. of Storytech Literary Consulting, founded by story structure expert Christopher Vogler and Brad now does literary consulting via BradSchreiber.com. He created the TV series North Mission Road which ran for six seasons on truTV, based on his book on the L.A. Coroner, Death in Paradise. Among his seven books is the humor writing how-to What Are You Laughing At? He's recently adapted his early years biography Becoming Jimi Hendrix as both indie film and stage musical.

Development Hell: Taken Right from ‘The Wire’

“We were more interested in the idea of systemic problems, not the idea that if you get rid of one bad cop, or if somebody has their appropriate emotional catharsis, all will be well.” –David Simon, creator of HBO’s The Wire, from The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall === Brian is one of...

Development Hell: Where Will It All End?

While no one can cite who first observed it, it is still taken as a cardinal rule, a truism, an inviolable law of screenwriting: People will forgive a few missteps in the beginning of a script if the rest of it works. But no one will forgive a faulty ending. And why should we?...

Development Hell: Leon Vitali, Stanley Kubrick’s Right-Hand Man

In Stanley Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon, Lord Bullingdon is the titular character’s stepson. He is played by Leon Vitali, who would ironically become enmeshed with Kubrick’s career and personal life, including the films The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. Kubrick’s atypically paternal interest in Vitali led the latter to serve as...