• Doing Time In The Valley... On Sale Now...

    Ah, college. The time in a young man or woman's life where they learn about their chosen line of work, build a network of friends and future colleagues, even perhaps meet that "better half" they'll spend the rest of their lives with. Or it's the time when a young man or woman can spiral out of control with booze and drugs, free from parental reins, and end up back home with their proverbial tail between their legs one year later, or less. The author, Brian Gallagher, has seen both happen, because he took a rather scenic route through higher education.

  • Doing Time In Hollywood

    Doing Time In Hollywood... On Sale Now...

    With every Hollywood endeavor, whether it be a big-budget blockbuster, or an up and coming indie, there are hundreds of people involved that help bring it to life… but no one is treated worse than the writer. Just kidding… the only people treated worse are the journalists and critics assigned to cover it all. Kidding aside, there aren’t many who are crazy/stupid enough to try and do both at the same time. Except for Brian Gallagher.

Brian Gallagher


Hello! My name is Brian Gallagher and I'm an online movie journalist/movie critic/interviewer for hire (Currently: The Daily Mail, Screen Rant, IGN; Formerly: 10+ years for MovieWeb.com and TVWeb.com). In my spare time I also write my own movie and TV scripts, which I am sharing on this website. I also wrote a non-fiction book about my decade in Los Angeles, entitled Doing Time in Hollywood, which is currently available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats (audiobook and podcast coming soon). Thanks for stopping by!

My Work

Please visit the links, on the right, to read articles I have written for the following websites: Daily Mail, Screen Rant, MovieWeb, and TV Web. 

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Daily Mail (Current)

Daily Mail - Website

Screen Rant (Current)

Screen Rant - Website

MovieWeb (Past)

MovieWeb - Website

TV Web (Past)

TVWeb - Website
45k +
Years Experience
Movie Scripts
TV Scripts
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One of my screenplays, Charon, was selected for The Unproduced Table Read from Popcorn Talk. Give the video a watch to see my writing come to life. 

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Writing Status...

Current Project:  
Troll Hunters (novel)
Date Started: 
May 1
Date Completed: 
Most Recent Completed Script: 
Somebody's Hero
Date Started: 
February 24
Date Completed: 
April 30
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BG's Slightly Insane Writing Plan 2020


December 31, 2020
2,020 words on the year 2020: The year of Frank Grimes

I spent a lot of time thinking about Frank Grimes this year. I might even dare say that Frank Grimes has become my “spirit animal,” in a manner of speaking. Part of me is glad I didn’t suffer Frank’s fate… but I’m guessing many of you have no clue what the fuck I’m talking about, […]

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July 9, 2020
A non-writing post (for once): How I quit smoking exactly-ish four years ago

Those who have met me after approximately July 9, 2016 may be surprised to learn that I once smoked cigarettes. A lot of cigarettes. And before July 9, 2016 - or a few months before that - I would have told you that I would never quit. In fact, I used to even turn that […]

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May 1, 2020
An Open Letter to Kevin Smith... on providing some unique inspiration for my first novel, Troll Hunters

Dear Kevin Smith, My name is Brian Gallagher, and I'm an entertainment journalist by trade and a screenwriter and author by passion. We have crossed paths briefly a handful of times in my 12 years in Los Angeles, none of which I'd possibly expect you to remember. Once was exchanging waves outside of the Arclight […]

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