Lloyd J. Schwartz

Lloyd J. Schwartz has been successful TV, motion pictures and theatre. Beginning with his work as a dialogue coach on his father, Sherwood Schwartz’s series, “It’s About Time,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch,” he swiftly rose to producer and with Sherwood became the only father/son producing team in the business. That was after he was part of a black/white comedy team, Carruthers and Blood” in the late 1960s. He has written and/or produced episodes of many series including”The Brady Bunch,” “Alice,” “Love:American Style,” “The Love Boat,” The A Team, “The Munsters Today,” “Safe at Home, ” “Baywatch,” etc. He was an executive in current comedy at ABC and oversaw “Happy Days” “Laverne and Shirley,” “Three’s Company,” and “What’s Happening” before he became a writer/producer on that series. Two of his TV movies: “Rescue from Gilligan’s Island,” and “A Very Brady Christmas” were the highest rated TV movies of the year. He has sold feature film scripts to Cheech and Chong and to David Permut. That script, “Independence” is currently in development. He has written and directed “One Dozen” a comedy based on his play of the same name and produced “The Brady Bunch Movie,” and “A Very Brady Sequel.” Also, Lloyd has had forty-three plays produced beginning with his co-authorship of The Nearlyweds” which is the first play specifically written for dinner theater. Just as in TV where he has been multi-faceted and has written, produced and/or directed in mini-series, half hour one camera shows, three camera shows, hour dramas, in theatre he has been equally versatile and has written produced and/directed comedies, dramas and musicals. Many of his plays are historical, and Lloyd has produced plays about John Wilkes Booth, Mary Walker, Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Rasputin, Marshal Petain. Two of his one person plays: “Independence,’ and “And Evening with John Wilkes Booth” play colleges around the country. He and his wife Barbara Mallory founded Storybook Theatre of Los Angeles at Theatre West and have plays there for the past 35 years. Lloyd has written the book, music, lyrics and/or directed all 18 of those shows. The latest Brady permutation is “A Very Brady Reconstruction” which will air in 2019 with Lloyd as consulting producer. That means that some variation has been on the air in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, and the teens.

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