Brian Ford Sullivan
|Other names||Brian Ford|
|Years active||1994 - present|
Life and career
Sullivan founded the U.S. TV listing website The Futon Critic in January 1997. Sullivans first foray into show business was with the original web series .comEDY, which he created for The Futon Critic.
He participated in the 2014 Warner Bros. Writers Workshop.
Arrow and Vixen
In summer 2014, Ford Sullivan was hired as a writer on The CW Green Arrow origin series Arrow. His first script contribution was co-writing, with co-producer Ben Sokolowski, the third-season episode "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak". It was the first episode to feature flashbacks of the titular techie. He next co-penned the season's twelfth episode "Uprising", with executive story editor Beth Schwartz. It revealed the evil origins of The Dark Archer/Malcolm Merlyn. The two re-teamed for the 16th episode, "The Offer". Sullivan and Sokolowski co-wrote a teleplay, based on a story by co-executive producer Jake Coburn for the nineteenth installment, "Broken Arrow"; which saw the departure of series regular Colton Haynes (Roy Harper/Arsenal). He co-wrote the teleplay for "Al Sah-him" with Emilio Ortega Aldrich, that Schwartz wrote the story for; and lastly he co-wrote, with Sokolowski, the teleplay for the 22nd episode, "This Is Your Sword", with co-executive producer Erik Oleson providing the story.
During the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association tour, The CW announced a new 6-part animated series, Vixen, centered on the DC heroine, that premiered in August of the year. It shares the same universe as Arrow and sister-series The Flash. The series is written by Keto Shimizu, Sullivan, Arrow showrunner Wendy Mericle, and comic book writer Lauren Certo.
At the start of season four of Arrow, Sullivan was named an executive story editor. He first co-penned, along with script coordinator Oscar Balderrama, the fifth episode, "Haunted". It featured an anticipated guest appearance by John Constantine (Matt Ryan), from the canceled NBC series. Sullivan will next co-write the ninth episode, "Legends of Yesterday".
- "Brian Ford Sullivan". Warner Bros.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
- "TV Expert TheFutonCritic.com to Add Online Listings, Original Content". Gigaom. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
- "Futon Media to Debut Original Comedy Pilot ".comEDY" at The 6th Annual ITVFest on Friday, August 5". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
- "Episode Title: (#305) "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
- "GUGGENHEIM TALKS "PUSHING THE ENVELOPE" IN "ARROW"/"FLASH" ANIMATED SPINOFF "VIXEN"". Comic Book Resources. January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
- Guggenheim, Marc (August 17, 2015). "The next episode of Arrow, written by @briforsul & @ojbalderrama begins production today". Twitter. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
- Guggenheim, Marc (October 2, 2015). "Arrow Ep. 408 begins production today. @briforsul @ThorFreudenthal". Twitter. Retrieved November 8, 2015.