“Glee” Co-Creator Visits Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Mrs. Liz Ross’ sophomore English students got a real treat on Monday, April 29, as TV writer/producer Brad Falchuk spoke at length about his experiences in Hollywood.

Falchuk, a personal friend of Mrs. Ross, began his rise after being hired on the TV show “Nip/Tuck” by Ryan Murphy, his current collaborator and creative partner. The two, along with screenwriter Ian Brennan, created the show “Glee” in 2009, and as a duo, came up with FX’s current hit “American Horror Story.”

Falchuk talked about growing up with dyslexia and his typical writing routine, as well as some factoids about his popular shows. Among them:

• For “Glee,” he tends to write more emotional episodes, while Murphy prefers episodes that center on issues.
• He sees each of the “Glee” characters in himself.
• The story changes on “American Horror Story” each season, because horror as a genre doesn’t lend itself to long-term stories.

He also doled out advice to students wishing to make a go of a writing career.


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