I HAVE SCRIPT NOTES FOR YOU – DON’T KILL ME

Two of my recent script consultations freaked out when I gave them notes on their scripts.   My notes were referred to as “Callous.”   And “Not helpful at all.”   Hmmm.   Getting notes on a script you’ve worked your fingers to bone on is difficult stuff.  I know.  I’m terrible at getting notes.  I get […]

BOOK SIGNING RIOT SWEEPS LOS ANGELES!

  What started as a laidback little book signing for my new book THE LAST WORD quickly turned ugly at Chevalier’s, our wonderful local independent bookstore in Larchmont, a semi-quaint enclave of expensive restaurants and upscale stores.,   Called for one o’clock, lines began to form early outside the store.  When the doors didn’t open […]

CONNIE MARTINSON INTERVIEWS TOM LAZARUS PARTS 1 & 2

Veteran book maven Connie Martinson interviewed me about THE LAST WORD, my new book. She’s a terrific interviewer and to my surprise asked me to read a couple passages from the book. It was a fun interview, with lots of information for the screenwriter. There are two parts, and nowhere do I discuss the Kim […]

HARD WORK PAYS OFF!

In the last couple of weeks, three students, two who have taken a few Advanced Screenwriting Workshops of mine and the other who has done that and been in my Master Class on Screenwriting at UCLA Extension’s Writer Program, have done great in screenwriting competitions. One past student won first prize and cash for his […]