Articles by Sheldon Bull
Trying to wedge a toe-hold in Hollywood as a screenwriter or TV writer is exhausting, frustrating, maddening, heart breaking, humiliating, confusing, and not just a little bit scary. I know.
During the blastocyst period of my career, I was trying to climb out of the liquid nitrogen and differentiate into a working writer just as you are now. I knew not one soul in show busine... (read more)
I recently sat on a panel with four other veteran TV writer/producers at the 2007 UCLA Writer's Faire. Our panel's topic was, Writing Funny TV: The New World of Sitcoms and Spec Pilots.
What is this new world of sitcoms and spec pilots?
I'm not sure how well we defined our topic or even stuck to it. As comedy writers, we were too busy making jokes. But the theme th... (read more)