Knowledge Identifier: +James_L._Brooks
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1940.
Countries: United States (78%), (11%), New Zealand (2%)
Linked to: New York University, The New York Times, Democratic Party, John Charles Walters Company
He moved to Los Angeles in 1965 to work on David L. Wolper's documentaries
Allan Burns - In 1969, Burns began a partnership with James L. Brooks after being impressed with the television pilot for Brooks's show "Room 222"
Grant Tinker hired Brooks and Burns at MTM Productions to create "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in 1970
The duo's next project came in 1977 in the shape of "Lou Grant", a second " Mary Tyler Moore" spin-off, which they created along with Tinker
Brooks next project came in 1983, when he wrote, produced and directed "Terms of Endearment", adapting the screenplay from Larry McMurtry's novel of the same name
Vernon Dalhart - In 1983, James L. Brooks adapted the book into a movie of the same name, "'Terms of Endearment"' for Paramount Pictures
Brooks started his own film and television production company, Gracie Films, in 1984
Maggie Simpson - Matt Groening first conceived Maggie and the rest of the Simpson family in 1986 in the lobby of James L. Brooks's office
Bart Simpson - Matt Groening first conceived of Bart and the rest of the Simpson family in 1986, while waiting in the lobby of producer James L. Brooks' office
Gracie Films - "'Gracie Films"' is a Californian film and television production company, created by James L. Brooks in 1986
Although he did not intend to do so, Brooks returned to television in 1987 as the producer of "The Tracey Ullman Show"
Lois Chiles - Chiles' portrayal of reporter Jennifer Mack in James L. Brooks' "Broadcast News" was well received, as was her turn in George A. Romero's horror flick "Creepshow 2" in 1987, as a hit and run driver
Albert Brooks - In James L. Brooks's hit "Broadcast News" , Albert Brooks was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor as an insecure, supremely ethical network TV reporter, who offers the rhetorical question, "Wouldn't this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive-" He won positive notices for his role in 1998's "Out of Sight", playing an untrustworthy banker and ex-convict
Sam Simon - The premise began life as a series of short cartoons airing as part of "The Tracey Ullman Show" in 1987, on which Simon was a writer and executive producer alongside James L. Brooks
After the success of the shorts, the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1989 commissioned a series of half-hour episodes of the show, now called "The Simpsons"
In 1997, "TV Guide" selected a " Mary Tyler Moore Show" episode as the best TV episode ever and in 1999, "Entertainment Weekly" picked Mary's hat toss in the opening credits as television's second greatest moment
John Charles Walters Company - According to a 2003 interview, James L. Brooks said that the company was named the John Charles Walters Company because the foursome "wanted a venerable Protestant name
How Do You Know - "'How Do You Know"' is a 2010 romantic comedy drama film directed, written and produced by James L. Brooks