Creator and Publisher of ShortScripts.Com
Brian Keith Moody
Brian Keith Moody received his first writing credit with a sale to the NBC series Diff’rent Strokes. The episode, co-written with Paul Haggis and Howard Meyers, was nominated for a Humanitas Prize and a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. He later received a Man of the Year Award in his hometown of Massillon, Ohio.
After writing and directing an award winning play, he wrote a feature article for the nationally published Writer’s Digest Magazine. He then moved from Ohio to New York City to study Dramatic Writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. While at NYU he wrote and directed three short films, evaluated screenplays for a major literary agency, and worked behind the scenes on two made-for-cable feature films.
His comic screenplay, Black Like Y’all, so impressed Cosby Show star, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, that Warner hired him to develop a TV movie idea titled Love Letters. Warner later hired him to write a film titled This Old Man… Directed by Warner, the short film starred Roger Mosley (of Magnum PI) and the late Whitman Mayo (of Sanford & Son).
Moody later opened a WGA signatory literary agency, marketing more than 250 writers through its self-published Directory of African American Stage, Television & Screen Writers, Other agencies such as William Morris and ICM listed writers in the directory as well. Roger Ebert, of Siskel & Ebert, praised the directory, calling it: "…timely and necessary…"
Moody has appeared as featured guest on two New York City radio talk shows and co-wrote a theatrical musical titled That’s Love, which premiered in Chicago. He later wrote the screenplay for the straight to video hip hop film The Record Deal for Clayborne Entertainment. The film was released through Blockbusters and Hollywood Videos nationwide.
On the web, Moody created the writer website Short Scripts Online which made available to filmmakers more than 1000 short scripts from writers around the world. Moody is in the process of relaunching the site under ShortScripts.Com. The site will re-open in September of 2017.