» Ross G. Brown
Associate Professor

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Ross G. Brown
Office Location:
Marion Knott Studios 270
(714) 744-2194
University of California, Berkeley, Artium Baccalaureus in Journalism
Goddard College, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Over the course of more than 30 years in film and television, Ross Brown has seen and done nearly everything in the business, from top to bottom.

"I'd have to say the bottom was when I had to get down on my hands and knees in front of a bowl of dog food and stand in for a dog on a dog food commercial – because it cost less to use me than to hire an extra dog!

The top included writing for The Cosby Show when it was the #1 show on television, creating and producing prime time comedies for ABC, CBS and NBC, and six years as head writer on the hit ABC comedy Step By Step. Along the way, Brown also sold two feature film scripts and worked as an assistant director on such feature films as Private Benjamin and National Lampoon's Vacation.

"I've had the incredible good fortune to work with and learn from some brilliant comedy writers, directors and performers like Bill Cosby, Mel Brooks, and Harold Ramis. Now it's my turn to take what I've learned from them and others over the past three decades and pass it on to the next generation of writers and producers."

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet, 2nd ed, published by Michael Wiese Productions
Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet, 2nd ed. manuscript accepted for publication by Michael Wiese Productions (to be published in early 2014)
Stage Bound, an original full-length play, draft completed. Staged reading to be held in Fall 2013 in conjunction with the LA Playwrights Lab
Byte-Sized Television: Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet published by Michael Wiese Productions
“Why TV and Screen Writers Should Create for the Net”, published online at www.writersstore.com, June 2011
My full-length playTRAPPED received a staged reading at the 2011 Festival of Appalachian Plays and Playwrights held at the Barter Theater, the state theater of Virginia.
“Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Writing a TV Spec” published online at www.writeononline.com in May 2010, reposted at www.storylink.com in July 2010