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Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant's Five Tips on How to Write Movies in Hollywood

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

Tom Lennon and Ben Garant are experts on how to make it in Hollywood. Their book, Writing Movies for Fun and Profit, was an [...]

Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant on Screenwriting: "Don’t write your 200 page pirate romance"

Just for the record, Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant understand that you loathed Herbie: Fully Loaded. They embrace that reality, they take it into themselves, and they release it back out into the universe before diving into a giant pool of gold doubloons ala Scrooge McDuck. Scott Wampler over at Collider interviewed the former members of The State about their new book Writing Movies For Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at The Box Office and You Can, Too!, and they have excellent advice for those among us who'd rather sell The Pacifier than starve to death in a Starbucks bathroom trying to sell our [...]

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant's Screenwriting Book Looks Incredible

I mean, the cover alone! Not to mention these blurbs:

"These two guys are the reason Night at the Museum won so many Oscars" – Ben Stiller

"These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter." – Paul Rudd

"These guys probably ripped off everything in this book just like they do in all their screenplays. That would explain why it's actually kind of good." – Ed Helms

"Ben and Tom are a great fit for me. I love working with talented writers and then telling people everything was my idea. This is a great book, that I pitched to [...]