James LaRosa, creator and Executive Producer of VH1’s most talked about show Hit The Floor, says he drew inspiration from watching soap operas.
‘What drives me is that I grew up watching soaps. I would hook school and instead of going into the neighborhood and torturing cars and doing things that bad kids do, I would go home and watch Guiding Light, As The World Turns, and all that kind of stuff. I just love drama, I love strong women, I love real, bitchy things to say, and I love watching television that makes you want to throw something at the tv” says LaRosa.
He shared with us that it took him some time to find his writing niche and that once he found it, everything started to fall into place.
His advice to aspiring writers; Find out what is exciting to you. Stick to your voice and just worry about what you love.
With LaRosa following his own advice, it lead him to have the most successful show on VH1 which is now in it’s third season.
Hit The Floor returns to VH1 this Monday at 9P/8C.