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James L. Brooks

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James Lawrence Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is an American director, producer and screenwriter, who helped create a string of acclaimed productions in television and the movies, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Simpsons, Broadcast News, and Terms of Endearment.
While growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by reading and writing. After dropping out of New York University, he got a job as an usher at CBS, going on to write for the CBS News broadcasts. He moved to Los Angeles in 1965 to work on David L. Wolper's documentaries. After being laid off he met producer Allan Burns who secured him a job as a writer on the series My Mother the Car.
Brooks wrote for several shows before being hired as a story editor on My Friend Tony and later created the series Room 222. Grant Tinker hired Brooks and Burns at MTM Productions to create The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. The show, one of the first to feature an independent working woman as its lead character, was critically acclaimed and won Brooks several Primetime Emmy Awards. Brooks and Burns then created two successful spin-offs from Mary Tyler Moore: Rhoda (a comedy) and Lou Grant (a drama). Brooks left MTM Productions in 1978 to co-create the sitcom Taxi which, despite winning multiple Emmys, suffered from low ratings and was canceled twice.
Brooks moved into feature film work when he wrote and co-produced the 1979 film Starting Over. His next project was the critically acclaimed film Terms of Endearment, which he produced, directed and wrote, winning an Academy Award for all three roles. Basing his next film, Broadcast News, on his journalistic experiences, the film earned him a further two Academy Award nominations. Although his 1994 work I'll Do Anything was hampered by negative press attention due to the cutting of all of its recorded musical numbers, As Good as It Gets (co-written with Mark Andrus) earned further praise. It was seven years until his next film, 2004's Spanglish. His sixth film, How Do You Know, was released in 2010. Brooks also produced and mentored Cameron Crowe on Say Anything... (1989) and Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson on Bottle Rocket (1996).
In 1984, Brooks founded the television and film company, Gracie Films. Although he did not intend to do so, Brooks returned to television in 1987 as the producer of The Tracey Ullman Show. He hired cartoonist Matt Groening to create a series of shorts for the show, which eventually led to The Simpsons in 1989. The Simpsons won numerous awards and is still running. Brooks also co-produced and co-wrote the 2007 film adaptation of the show, The Simpsons Movie. In total, Brooks has received 53 Emmy nominations, winning 21 of them.
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James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks

American director

  • Desc: James Lawrence Brooks is an American director, producer and screenwriter, who helped create a string of acclaimed productions in television and the movies, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Simpsons, Broadcast News, and Terms of Endearment.
  • URL: http://www.graciefilms.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_L._Brooks
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 5170.68

How Do You Know

2010 film

James L. Brooks

The Simpsons character

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 43.00

Like Father, Like Daughter

Taxi episode

  • Desc: "Like Father, Like Daughter" is the pilot episode of the American sitcom Taxi. It originally aired on September 12, 1978. The episode was directed by James Burrows and written by series creators James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis, and Ed. Weinberger.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Like_Father,_Like_Daughter_(Taxi)
  • Type: Thing, Movie, TVEpisode
  • Result Score: 2.65

The Good-Time News

The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode (season 3, episode 1)

  • Type: Thing, TVEpisode
  • Result Score: 2.25
James Spader

James Spader

American actor

  • Desc: James Todd Spader is an American actor. He portrays eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape, the action science fiction film Stargate, the controversial psychological thriller Crash, the erotic romance Secretary and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Spader
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 2.21

Sixteen of the Best

Book by Sarah Veitch

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 1.00
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