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The Writers Panel

English, Literature, 1 season, 577 episodes, 5 days, 23 hours, 19 minutes
About
The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 400 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), and Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) to talk about the art and business of creating great television. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.
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Michael Jamin (Tacoma FD; Maron)

Michael Jamin (Tacoma FD; Maron) discusses his new collection of personal essays, A Paper Orchestra, sharing versus oversharing, what he learned about art from David Bowie and Pharrel, and more.Buy A Paper Orchestra and see Jamin on his live reading tour! Info here: https://michaeljamin.com/product/a-paper-orchestra/Come see Retrospecs on Sunday, April 21, 2-4pm PT at the Elysian Theater in LA! In Retrospecs, we dig those old scripts by established writers out of their drawers and expose them to the warm light of the stage. Starring actors you know and love from TV, film, comedy, and the stage. From Girls to Gilmore Girls, from the Big Bang Theory to Buffy, get NEW EPISODES of your favorite shows, written by writers who never wrote for those shows!The April 21 show features a West Wing from by Marc Guggenheim (co-creator, Arrow) and a Big Bang Theory written by Helen Shang (Hawaii 5-0).Starring Sherry Cola (Joy Ride), Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Olivia Scott Welch (Fear Street), John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), Hrishikesh Hirway (West Wing Weekly; Song Exploder), Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock), Kiran Deol (Destroy All Neighbors), and moreLive or streaming/VOD tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/Retro421THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/16/202437 minutes, 38 seconds
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Evan Waite (Family Guy; Kimmy Schmidt)

Evan Waite (Family Guy; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) discusses the kinds of comedy he enjoys, breaking in by taking chances, his new book Life Wants You Dead: A Calm, Rational and Totally Legit Guide to Scaring Yourself Safe, and more.Come see Retrospecs on Sunday, April 21, 2-4pm PT at the Elysian Theater in LA! In Retrospecs, we dig those old scripts by established writers out of their drawers and expose them to the warm light of the stage. Starring actors you know and love from TV, film, comedy, and the stage. From Girls to Gilmore Girls, from the Big Bang Theory to Buffy, get NEW EPISODES of your favorite shows, written by writers who never wrote for those shows!The April 21 show features a West Wing from by Marc Guggenheim (co-creator, Arrow) and a Big Bang Theory written by Helen Shang (Hawaii 5-0).Starring Sherry Cola (Joy Ride), Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Olivia Scott Welch (Fear Street), John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), Hrishikesh Hirway (West Wing Weekly; Song Exploder), Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock), Kiran Deol (Destroy All Neighbors), and moreLive or streaming/VOD tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/Retro421THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/202432 minutes, 37 seconds
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Melanie Marnich (showrunner, Apples Never Fall)

Melanie Marnich (creator, Apples Never Fall; The OA; Big Love) discusses pursuing projects that explore personal questions, casting her room for their strengths, pitching her perspective on Lianne Moriarty's novel, the Apples cast's secret text chain, and more.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/26/202444 minutes, 30 seconds
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Abe Sylvia (Palm Royale; George and Tammy)

Abe Sylvia (creator, Palm Royale, George and Tammy; Dead to Me; Nurse Jackie) discusses making discoveries on set, healthy debate vs story breaking, working with frequent collaborators, how not outlining "reintroduces writerly delight," and more.Come see Retrospecs on Sunday, April 21, 2-4pm PT at the Elysian Theater in LA! In Retrospecs, we dig those old scripts by established writers out of their drawers and expose them to the warm light of the stage. Starring actors you know and love from TV, film, comedy, and the stage. From Girls to Gilmore Girls, from the Big Bang Theory to Buffy, get NEW EPISODES of your favorite shows, written by writers who never wrote for those shows!The April 21 show features a West Wing from by Marc Guggenheim (co-creator, Arrow) and a Big Bang Theory written by Helen Shang (Hawaii 5-0).Live or streaming/VOD tickets here: https://www.elysiantheater.com/shows/retrospecs0421THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/19/202442 minutes, 18 seconds
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John Orloff (Masters of the Air)

John Orloff (creator, Masters of the Air) discusses scripts as selling tools vs scripts as production tools, integrating research into scenes, writing a nine-hour movie, Band of Brothers, and more.Come see Retrospecs this Sunday, March 17, 2-4pm PT at the Elysian Theater in LA! In Retrospecs, we dig those old scripts by established writers out of their drawers and expose them to the warm light of the stage. Starring actors you know and love from TV, film, comedy, and the stage. From Girls to Gilmore Girls, from the Big Bang Theory to Buffy, get NEW EPISODES of your favorite shows, written by writers who never wrote for those shows! The March 17 show features a Mad About You from 1997 by Ben Blacker and a Girls written by Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz (Brooklyn 99).Live or streaming/VOD tickets here: https://www.elysiantheater.com/shows/retrospecsTHE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/202445 minutes, 4 seconds
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J Blakeson (I Care A Lot; Culprits)

J Blakeson (showrunner/director, Culprits; writer/director I Care a Lot) discusses creating his inadvertent signature film with The Disappearance of Alice Creed, why a law abiding citizen writes crime stories, finding the "what if" in a pitch, why he dislikes Final Draft, and more.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/202440 minutes, 12 seconds
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Zoe Lister-Jones (How It Ends; The Craft: Legacy)

Zoe Lister Jones (creator, Slip; writer/director, How It Ends, The Craft: Legacy) discusses writing, directing, and acting, putting herself into every project, when to be precious, remaining true to her voice, and more.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/20/202440 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ed Solomon returns

Ed Solomon (Full Circle; Bill & Ted; Men in Black) discusses objective and subjective storytelling, choosing a career path and switching gears from comedy to crime, rewriting, listening to the voice of your inner GPS, and more.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/12/202444 minutes, 43 seconds
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Somebody Somewhere's creators and star

Somebody Somewhere creators Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen (High Maintenance) and writer/star Bridget Everett (Inside Amy Schumer) discuss the creation of the show, telling big stories in small moments, what they learned in the first season, the midwest, and lots more.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/202447 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Last of Us creator Neil Druckmann

Neil Druckmann (co-creator, The Last of Us; Uncharted) discusses previous stabs at adapting his games, balancing action and character, serving different mediums, Uncharted, and how The Last of Us changed his life.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/23/202439 minutes, 14 seconds
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Our Flag Means Death creator David Jenkins

David Jenkins (creator, Our Flag Means Death and People of Earth) discusses his background in theater, how he thinks of comedy, stakes, staffing his shows, people touching his face, and more.Come to a live recording of DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY, Ben Blacker's other podcast. In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve.On Sunday, January 21, 3-5pm, at the Elysian Theater in Los Angeles we're recording readings of great pilots by Open Mike Eagle (The New Negroes) & Mike Benner (Bob's Burgers) and Tommy Johnagin (That 90s Show). Starring Tawny Newsome (Star Trek: Lower Decks), Paul F. Tompkins (Bojack Horseman), Langston Kerman (Insecure), and lots more!GET TICKETS NOW!THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/202453 minutes, 5 seconds
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Samy Burch (May December; Coyote Vs Acme)

Samy Burch (May December) discusses breaking through with her first produced screenplay after a decade of writing, receiving notes from producers at Gloria Sanchez, Natalie Portman, and director Todd Haynes, "the endurance of failure," writing the shelved (for now?) Coyote vs Acme for Warner Brothers, and why her vision for her writing future is the motto for LA restaurant The Apple Pan. THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/9/202444 minutes, 54 seconds
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For All Mankind creators / Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential)

Two episodes for the price of one today! (The price is zero dollars).First up, Ben Nedivi & Matt Wolpert (creators/ahowrunners, For All Mankind) discuss season 4 of their alternate history space-race series, trusting their decisions, addressing and adjusting tone, killing off characters, and more.Then, Brian Helgeland (writer/director Finestkind; writer, LA Confidential, Mystic River, lots more) discusses his new movie--written 25 years ago--as well as some of his greatest hits, including the unlikely story of LA Confidential getting made and the sequel that he couldn't get made, the spark that led to A Knight's Tale, getting his start in horror, and more. THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/19/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 22 seconds
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Untitled Female Driven Podcast crossover!

Hannah Rosner (Legacies) and feature writer Erica Schreiber of the Untitled Female Driven Podcast discuss mistakes they made early in their careers, from learning what to say in meetings to when to turn down a project. Listen to the first half of this conversation in which Hannah and Erica interview The Writers Panel's Ben Blacker on this week's episode of the Untitled Female Driven Podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comLive Zoom Q&A with Marc Guggenheim (Arrow; Legends of Tomorrow) on Sunday 12/17! Join the Substack to join and ask your questions or to listen later!SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/202349 minutes, 52 seconds
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Marvel Comics editor Tom Brevoort

Marvel Comics editor Tom Brevoort discusses working on The Avengers and moving to the X-Men office, mistakes he's made, getting the best out of creatives, why he's optimistic about the industry's future, and lots more.Brevoort's substack, Man with a Hat, is the most informative and inside baseball newsletter about the comics industry out there. Subscribe here: https://tombrevoort.substack.comTHE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/28/202354 minutes, 17 seconds
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Felicia Day (Third Eye; The Guild)

Writer/actor/producer Felicia Day (The Guild; MST3K; Supernatural) discusses her new audio series Third Eye, getting comfortable with outlining, her approach to world building, maintaining mental health in a difficult industry, and lots more. Third Eye is available now via Audible.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comLive Zoom Q&A with The Tick creator Ben Edlund (Supernatural) next weekend. Join the Substack to join and ask your questions or to listen later!SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/14/202339 minutes, 13 seconds
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Marissa Jo Cerar (Black Cake)

Marissa Jo Cerar (creator/showrunner, Black Cake and Women of the Movement) discusses hiring a writers' room, what she reads, what she expects in interviews, and more. Black Cake is streaming now on Hulu!THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comLive Zoom Q&A with The Tick creator Ben Edlund (Supernatural) next weekend. Join the Substack to join and ask your questions or to listen later!SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/202346 minutes, 50 seconds
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Paul Tremblay on Short Horror

Author Paul Tremblay (The Beast You Are; The Cabin at the End of the World) discusses writing horror short stories, turning the personal into the terrifying, and more.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlackerTickets are on sale now for The Thrilling Adventure Hour live on Dec 2 at Bourbon Room, LA!Featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Marc Evan Jackson, Joshua Malina, and special guests. All new scripts, different for the 6:30 and 8:30pm shows.Both shows have two ticketing tiers:Seats + Treats - for which you'll received guaranteed seating as well as a Thrilling swag bag. This guaranteed seating level is extremely limited, so get your tickets now!GA - No guaranteed seating, no swag, but you'll see the show!For the late show, the "Seats + Treats" level also includes access to the post-show cast karaoke party, where the cast will sing their favorite songs with the band! It's going to be a ton of fun. GA level does not include post-show karaoke party access and the post-show will not be streamed.Early show (6:30pm): https://tinyurl.com/TAHDec2EarlyLate show (8:30pm): https://tinyurl.com/TAHDec2023LateCan't make it to Hollywood? Both shows are available to stream with just one ticket: https://tinyurl.com/TAHDecStream Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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Krystal Ziv on Collaboration

In this craft-focused episode, Krystal Ziv (Wolf Pack; The Purge) discusses various types of collaboration.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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Lily Sparks on YA

In this craft-centered conversation, author Lily Sparks (Teen Killers Club) discusses writing YA, showing the world as it should be versus how it is, sex in young adult fiction, and more. The final book in Lily's "Teen Killers" trilogy, Teen Killers at Large, is available now!THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comJoin Ben's advanced "Draft Intensive" class and go from outline to script, starts October 22: https://scriptanatomy.com/product/20231022-tv-draft-intensive-98/There are only two slots left, so sign up now!SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/202340 minutes, 9 seconds
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Lindsey Anderson Beer (Pet Sematary: Bloodlines)

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines writer/director Lindsey Anderson Beer discusses the Stephen King prequel, the intense draft process once she came on board, her background in neuroscience and robotics, the magic script that got her in the door, and lots more.Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is streaming now on Paramount+.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comJoin Ben's advanced "Draft Intensive" class and go from outline to script, starts October 22: https://scriptanatomy.com/product/20231022-tv-draft-intensive-98/There are only two slots left, so sign up now!SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/202331 minutes, 15 seconds
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BONUS: Patton Oswalt & Friends from SDCC

Superheroes and Not-so-Supervillains - Patton Oswalt (Minor Threats, Black Hammer: Visions), Jordan Blum (Minor Threats, Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.), Scott Hepburn (Minor Threats), James Tynion IV (The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos, Something is Killing the Children), Tate Brombal (The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos, Barbalien: Red Planet), and Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Mazebook; Sweet Tooth) discuss creating their own heroes, villains, and worlds in their creator-owned comics and more.Moderated by Ben Blacker (Hex Wives; The Thrilling Adventure Hour)Recorded at San Diego Comic Con, July 2023.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comJoin Ben's advanced "Draft Intensive" class and go from outline to script, starts October 22: https://scriptanatomy.com/product/20231022-tv-draft-intensive-98/Space is extremely limited, so join now!SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlacker Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/20231 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Gerry Duggan on Thinking Visually

Writer of all media Gerry Duggan (Deadpool; Uncanny Avengers; Attack of the Show!) joined to talk about thinking visually but wound up having a wide-ranging conversation about process, comics, art, movies, and more.Gerry is an accomplished photographer whose work can be seen at https://gerryduggan.substack.comTHE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comJoin Ben's advanced "Draft Intensive" class and go from outline to script, starts October 22: https://scriptanatomy.com/product/20231022-tv-draft-intensive-98/Space is extremely limited, so join now!SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlackerFacebook: facebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/20231 hour
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Liz Elverenli on Comedic Dialogue

In a craft-centered episode, Liz Elverenl (Grown-ish; Dollface; I Am Not Okay with This) discusses comedic dialogue.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comJoin Ben's advanced "Draft Intensive" class and go from outline to script, starts October 22: https://scriptanatomy.com/product/20231022-tv-draft-intensive-98/Space is extremely limited, so join now!SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlackerFacebook: facebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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Riki Lindhome on Scheduling

In this craft-centered conversation, Riki Lindhome (co-creator, Another Period; Garfunkel and Oates) discusses keeping a schedule and the discipline to write.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comJoin Ben's introductory "Televisionary" class with Script Anatomy starting Sept 10: https://scriptanatomy.com/product/20230910-televisionary-combo-127/SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlackerFacebook: facebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/202350 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tom Vaughan on Second Acts

In this craft-centered conversation, Tom Vaughan (Haunting of the Queen Mary; Winchester) discusses second acts in feature scripts.PLUS: Learn how to participate in the "secret workshop" Ben is teaching in September!THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comJoin Ben's introductory "Televisionary" class with Script Anatomy starting Sept 10: https://scriptanatomy.com/product/20230910-televisionary-combo-127/Listen to this episode's intro to learn how to join the secret workshop!SOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlackerFacebook: facebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/22/202337 minutes, 50 seconds
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Joseph Dougherty on Dialogue

In a craft-centered episode, Joseph Dougherty (Pretty Little Liars; thirtysomething) discusses dialogue.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlackerFacebook: facebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/8/202343 minutes, 26 seconds
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Rodney Barnes on Rewriting

Rodney Barnes (Winning Time; American Gods; Runaways) on the patience to rewrite. PLUS: WGA negotiating committee member Yahlin Chang (The Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl) on the union's proposals around episodic television.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlackerFacebook: facebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/25/202353 minutes, 51 seconds
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Matt Williams on Collaborating with Non-Writers.

In this craft-centered episode, Matt Williams (co-creator of Home Improvement, Roseanne, and more) discusses collaborating with non-writers. PLUS: Shoshana Sachi (Doom Patrol; Dead Boy Detectives) talks about trying to do creative work while on strike.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:Bluesky: bsky.app/profile/benblacker.bsky.socialTwitter: twitter.com/benBlackerFacebook: facebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/202353 minutes, 52 seconds
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Karen Graci (Tuca & Bertie) on Point-of-View

In this craft-centered episode, Karen Graci (Hailey's On It!, Tuca and Bertie, The Harper House) talks about point-of-view.Plus: "Bitter Script Reader" Adam Mallinger (Superman & Lois) with do's and don'ts for networking on the picket line.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: https://benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:twitter.com/BenBlackerfacebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/27/202358 minutes, 7 seconds
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Marc Bernardin on World-Building

In a craft-centered episode, Marc Bernardin (Treadstone; Star Trek: Picard) discusses world building.THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.com SOCIALS:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/13/202335 minutes, 23 seconds
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David Hayter (X-Men; X2) + Gabriel Garza on strike!

X-Men, X2, and Watchmen screenwriter David Hayter discusses thinking in pictures, how he came to write X-Men, structure, writing fight scenes, and screenwriting's toll on your brain.PLUS: WGA strike captain Gabriel Garza (The Flash; The Winchesters) with tales from the picket line!THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: https://benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:twitter.com/BenBlackerfacebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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Girls Make Movies' Mallory O'Meara + Tze Chun on strike

Author Mallory O'Meara (The Lady From The Black Lagoon) returns to talk about her new book, Girls Make Movies, why she wrote a guide for young people interested in film, its many, many iterations, being an "author" and being a "writer," and why the draft is not the book. PLUS: Tze Chun (EP/showrunner of Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and EP/co-showrunner with Boots Riley of I'm a Virgo) on what to wear on the picket line, why he's so well-dressed, and the vibe of his writers' rooms.Girls Make Movies is out today! Visit Mallory's website for all ordering options, including signed copies! https://www.malloryomeara.com/girls-make-moviesHere's the really fun playlist Mallory made for Girls Make Movies: https://tinyurl.com/GirlsMakeMoviesTHE WRITERS PANEL IS NOW A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: https://benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS:twitter.com/BenBlackerfacebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/23/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 44 seconds
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The creators of Cheers

A special episode today, as Ben Blacker chats with the creators of Cheers: Glen Charles, Les Charles, and James Burrows. They discuss the TV comedy landscape in 1982 and now, who at NBC didn't get the show, Taxi, Phyllis, discovering the cast's special talents, the pressure following Shelley Long's departure, and lots more.Before that interview, though, an excerpt from Ted Danson and His Friends From Work, a live streaming special that Blacker produced in 2020. The show featured cast reunions of Ted Danson's shows and movies, from Three Men and a Baby to The Good Place, and ended in a 45 minute Cheers reunion, featuring the Charles brothers, Burrows, Danson, Rhea Perlman, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer, Kirstie Alley, John Ratzenberger, Bebe Neuwirth, and George Wendt, as well as a fan-question from Tina Fey!And before THAT, a short but important conversation with Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything), who is a WGA Board Member and is on the contract negotiating committee about who forms the WGA's strategy, what sympathetic execs can do to help (without getting fired), how pre-WGA writers can pitch in, and what gives him hope that the WGA will win this fight,By the way! Les Charles wants you to know that the name of the episode that he couldn't recall in the conversation is "Old Flames," which is episode 7 of season 2 and was written by the late, wonderful David Angell.THE WRITERS PANEL IS NOW A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: https://benblacker.substack.comSOCIALS: twitter.com/BenBlackerfacebook.com/tvWritersPanel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 59 seconds
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Strike Talk with John Rogers

The WGA is on strike. In today's episode, WGA Board Member and showrunner/creator John Rogers (Leverage; The Librarians) talks about why, what's at stake, how negotiations broke down, and how long this might last.Plus: new WGA member and former Teamster Danielle Nicki has some heartfelt words of encouragement.THE WRITERS PANEL IS NOW A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.com SOCIALS:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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Andor creator Tony Gilroy + STRIKE

Andor creator Tony Gilroy (Rogue One; the Bourne movies; Armageddon) discusses on getting hot on a project, writing vivid scenes, the incremental building of a series, his early resume including The Cutting Edge and Dolores Claiborne, and his disparate influences.But first: the WGA is on strike. In the first of many conversations with working writers on strike, Ben Blacker chats with M3gan writer Akela Cooper (Star Trek: Brave New Worlds; Luke Cage) about her hopes, fears, and why we're taking this action.THE WRITERS PANEL IS NOW A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.com SOCIALS:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/2/202357 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mrs. Davis co-creator Tara Hernandez

Mrs. Davis co-creator and showrunner Tara Hernandez (Big Bang Theory; Young Sheldon) discusses learning as an assistant, backing into sci-fi, how she and Damon Lindelof pitched the show, and how many Popes is too many Popes.THE WRITERS PANEL IS NOW A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.com SOCIALS:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel Special thanks to Jordan Katz. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/202359 minutes, 47 seconds
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Perry Mason showrunner Michael Begler

Perry Mason co-showrunner Michael Begler (co-creator of The Knick) discusses switching gears in his career, working with Team Downey, the fun of noir, working with a room, and what makes Perry Mason Perry Mason.THE WRITERS PANEL IS NOW A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.com SOCIALS:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/18/202350 minutes, 52 seconds
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Hello Tomorrow! creators

Hello Tomorrow! creators Amit Bhalla and Lucas Jansen discuss selling original ideas, taking big swings and throwing things away, and what they learned working for David Milch.THE WRITERS PANEL IS NOW A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.com SOCIALS:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/202355 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dear Evan Hansen, Up Here

Dear Evan Hansen writer Steven Levenson, whose new show is Up Here on Hulu, discusses the building blocks of musicals, finding an angle on existing material, his previous work on Masters of Sex and Fosse/Verdon, collaboration, and more.THE WRITERS PANEL IS NOW A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.com SOCIALS:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/202347 minutes, 36 seconds
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Chang Can Dunk

Chang Can Dunk writer/director Jingyi Shao discusses getting the Disney+ film off the ground, turning a "feel-good sports movie" into a personal story, taking on a studio feature as his first directing gig, the psychology of storytelling, and lots more. THE WRITERS PANEL IS NOW A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION.Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, where you'll also get weekly advice from the thousands of writers he's interviewed over the years, as well as access to exclusive live Q&As, meet-ups, and more: benblacker.substack.com SOCIALS:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/202350 minutes, 10 seconds
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Party Down, Daisy Jones & the Six, Tiny Beautiful Things

Scott Neustadter (creator, Daisy Jones & the Six), Liz Tigelaar (creator, Tiny Beautiful Things), and John Enbom (co-creator, Party Down) discuss things you can't control, pushing at the edges of your work, trusting your story choices, and whether or not streamers even needs to make TV anymore. The new season of Party Down is on Starz now! Daisy Jones & the Six is on Amazon now! Tiny Beautiful Things premieres on Hulu on April 7.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Supergirl, The Morning Show

Jay Faerber (Supergirl; Zoo) and Ali Vingiano (The Morning Show) go deep on how we present ourselves in our work, outlining, group writing, how-to books, and why they like writing.Be sure to check out Ali's terrific Substack newsletter Little Things at aliv.substack.com and pick up Jay's new comic Area 510 from Oni Press!CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/202359 minutes, 7 seconds
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Walker, The Midnight Club

Anna Fricke (creator, Walker, Walker: Independence, Being Human) and Leah Fong (creator, The Midnight Club; The Haunting of Bly Manor) discuss new interests and habits as writers, Zoom showrunning practices, lifting up lower level writers, and vampire trash.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/20231 hour, 46 seconds
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Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, Koala Man, Grey's Anatomy

Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez (creators, Koala Man, Ultra-Violet and Black Scorpion), Steve Loter (Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur; Kim Possible), and Felicia Pride (Grey's Anatomy; Queen Sugar) discuss juggling multiple projects, conveying passion for material, training people how to treat you, and knowing your worth.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/202356 minutes, 26 seconds
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Reservation Dogs creator Sterlin Harjo

Sterlin Harjo (creator, Reservation Dogs) talks about getting the show made, his struggles in indie film, breaking story with the writers room, and Free Fallin'.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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Looking back and looking ahead. 2022 in review, 2023 in preview.

Looking back and looking ahead. 2022 in review, 2023 in preview. With some returning favorites: Angela Kang (creator/showrunner, Silk; showrunner, The Walking Dead); Mickey Fisher (creator, Extant and Reverie); Carlos Foglia (Wolf Pack; Aeon Flux; The Lost Symbol); J. Holtham (The Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl); Gina Ippolito (Regular Show; The Unicorn)CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/27/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 50 seconds
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Marvel's Echo, New Girl, Ordinary Joe, and more.

Marion Dayre (Better Call Saul; Shantaram; Marvel's Echo); Rebecca Addelman (creator, Guilty Party; New Girl); Ami Boghani (The Name Game; The Reluctant Fundamentalist); Abdi Nazemian (Ordinary Joe; Almost Family) discuss breaking in, finding reps, managing your agents, and more.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/13/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz (One Day at a Time; Brooklyn 99)

Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz (Gordita Chronicles; One Day at a Time; Love Life; Diary of a Future President; Brooklyn 99) answers questions from DePaul University writing students as part of a class on TV showrunning. This Q&A is specifically about showrunners as writer/producers.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/22/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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One Of Us Is Lying and I Ship It + C. Robert Cargill

Erica Saleh (creator/showrunner, One of Us Is Lying) and Yulin Kuang (creator, I Ship It; upcoming: People We Meet On Vacation) battle technical difficulties and interruptions to bring some great advice about pitching and what general meetings are good for. PLUS: the C. Robert Cargill (The Black Phone; Dr Strange) was the first guest in the paid-subscriber-exclusive Q&A on Ben Blacker's substack. Hear selections from that fun, intimate session. To hear the entire Q&A, as well as one with House of the Dragons showrunner Ryan Condal, and to participate in future Q&A sessions yourself, subscribe to Re:Writing now: benblacker.substack.comCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/202244 minutes, 4 seconds
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John Ross Bowie + Chuck Wendig

First, actor/writer John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory; Speechless) on his new memoir, No Job For a Man. Then, author Chuck Wendig (Wanderers; The Book of Accidents; Star Wars: Aftermath) on his new novel Wayward.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 8 seconds
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Vampire Academy, Shantaram, High School, and Thai Cave Rescue showrunners + Julia Yorks has a new podcast!

Julie Plec (creator/showrunner, Vampire Academy, Vampire Diaries, Legacies), Steve Lightfoot (creator/showrunner, Shantaram, The Punisher), Laura Kittrell (co-showrunner, High School; Insecure), and Dana Ledoux Miller (showrunner, Thai Cave Rescue) discuss their personal connections to their current projects, how it never gets easier, how it's always a joy. PLUS: Julia Yorks (1UP; Strawberry Shortcake) has a new podcast called The Baby Writers Podcast in which she chats with TV and feature writers who broke into the entertainment industry within the past few years.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/25/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 7 seconds
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Do Revenge + Confess, Fletch

Do Revenge director/co-writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Thor: Love and Thunder) and co-writer Celeste Ballard (Space Jam: A New Legacy; Wrecked) discuss striking a specific tone, being the Alpha and Beta in friendship and working relationships, how the movie was written three times, how working on Thor: Love and Thunder changed Jenn's approach to directing, and more. PLUS a chat with writer/director Greg Mottola (Confess, Fletch; Adventureland; The Dangerous Book For Boys).CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 34 seconds
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Will Graham (A League of Their Own;); Melissa London Hilfers (Monarch); Conner Shin (Harley Quinn) + The Ebo Twins (Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.)

Will Graham (co-creator, A League of Their Own; showrunner, Daisy Jones and the Six), Melissa London Hilfers (creator, Monarch) and Conner Shin (Harley Quinn; Fairfax) discuss writing for actors, building a machine that works, and why Will wants you to bring photos of your loved ones to the writers' room. PLUS a chat with The Ebo Twins (writer/director and producer of Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.)CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bruce Miller (The Handmaid's Tale); Veronica West (Surface); Natalie Chaidez (The Flight Attendant); Eric Haywood (Law & Order: Organized Crime) + bonus interview with Jared Stern (DC League of Super-Pets)

Bruce Miller (creator/showrunner, The Handmaid's Tale), Veronica West (creator/showrunner, Surface; co-creator, High Fidelity), Natalie Chaidez (The Flight Attendant; Queen of the South), and Eric Haywood (Law & Order: Organized Crime; Manifest) discuss what keeps them going, specific shows they've worked on, what makes a room functional, and the best part of writing. PLUS: a chat with DC League of Super-Pets co-writer/co-director Jared Stern (creator, Dr Ken).CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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Better Call Saul series wrap-up

Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould and writers Tom Schnauz, Gordon Smith, Alison Tatlock, Ann Cherkis, and Ariel Levine discuss the road to the end, pitches that got away, whether the series had a happy ending, and, finally, the answer to the question they posed in previous appearances: What problem does becoming Saul Goodman solve?CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 19 seconds
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Writers for young people with Ben Acker, Preeti Chhibber, Sarvenaz Tash, Lily Sparks, and Halima Lucas

Ben Acker (author, Stories to Keep You Alive Despite Vampires); Preeti Chhibber (author, Spider-Man's Social Dilemma); Sarvenaz Tash (author, The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love; upcoming: A Whole Song and Dance); Lily Sparks (author, Teen Killers Club series); Halima Lucas (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur; Rugrats) talk about writing for young audiences, their work habits, letting your characters lead, and more.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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Writer/actor Bonnie Hunt (creator, Amber Brown, Life with Bonnie)

Bonnie Hunt is a comedy hero, an incredible funny writer, improvisor, and actor. If you've seen any of Bonnie's early sitcoms--The Building, Bonnie, and Life with Bonnie--then you know and love the "Bonnie Hunt voice." How she came to that voice and point of view, as well as translating it to movies like Return to Me (which she co-wrote and directed) and the new Apple+ series Amber Brown (based on the book by Paula Danziger) are discussed, along with her writing process, making television in the 90s and today, and how improv is like writing.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAbenblacker.substack.com https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/202249 minutes, 31 seconds
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Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl);

Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/12/20221 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Claudia Forestieri (creator/showrunner, The Gordita Chronicles); Akilah Green (Black Monday; A Black Lady Sketch Show); Pilar Golden (creator/showrunner, Sinking Ship’s Beyond Black Beauty; Gossip Girl)

Claudia Forestieri (creator/showrunner, The Gordita Chronicles); Akilah Green (Black Monday; A Black Lady Sketch Show); Pilar Golden (creator/showrunner, Sinking Ship’s Beyond Black Beauty; Gossip Girl)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/27/202252 minutes
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Dan Gregor and Doug Mand (Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers)

Dan Gregor and Doug Mand (Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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Joby Harold (showrunner, Obi-Wan); Kerry Ehrin (showrunner, The Morning Show); Gina Ippolito (The Unicorn; Murphy Brown; Regular Show)

Kerry Ehrin (showrunner, The Morning Show; co-creator, Bates Motel), Joby Harold (showrunner, Obi-Wan; John Wick 3; Army of the Dead), and Gina Ippolito (The Unicorn; Murphy Brown; Regular Show) talk about the overwhelming responsibility of showrunning, big stars, weighty expectations, improvising plotting, and the death of Chewbacca.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/24/202254 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jason Katims (creator, As We See It, Parenthood); Tony McNamara (creator, The Great); The Girl from Plainville creators Liz Hannah (The Dropout; The Post) and Patrick MacManus (Dr. Death; Happy!)

Jason Katims (creator, As We See It, Parenthood); Tony McNamara (creator, The Great); The Girl from Plainville creators Liz Hannah (The Dropout; The Post) and Patrick MacManus (Dr. Death; Happy!) talk about plotting, writing for your characters, how they got their unique shows to air and how you can too!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/202257 minutes, 57 seconds
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Robert Eggers (The Northman; The VVitch; The Lighthouse)

Robert Eggers (The VVitch; The Lighthouse) discusses his new film, The Northman, as well as his interest in research, writing a "crowd pleaser" vs "weird stories," self-awareness, influences, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202244 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Chelsea Detective team with creator Peter Fincham (former BBC/ITV director) and writers Glen Laker (Vera, Prime Suspect: 1972) and Liz Lake (Footballers Wives; Eastenders)

The Chelsea Detective team, creator Peter Fincham (former BBC/ITV director) and writers Glen Laker (Vera, Prime Suspect: 1972) and Liz Lake (Footballers Wives; Eastenders) discuss the challenges of a writing a classic-feeling detective show, the 90-minute format, compelling mysteries and compelling characters, and making yourself the audience.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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Taylor Cox at DePaul University + Best Pick!

Taylor Cox (Miracle Workers; Single Parents) answers questions from DePaul University writing students as part of a class on TV writers rooms. Thanks to Martha McGee for extending the invitation and teaching such a cool class! PLUS: A chat with Best Pick podcast hosts and now AUTHORS about their new book all about the Oscars!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 36 seconds
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Chris Silber (NCIS Hawaii); Celeste Ballard (Space Jam: A New Legacy)

Chris Silber (showrunner, NCIS Hawaii) and Celeste Ballard (Space Jam: A New Legacy; Wrecked) talk about early jobs at SNL and on the Tremors TV series, getting their second staff jobs, how to behave in meetings, and writing the show you want to watch.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/20221 hour, 1 minute
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Shining Vale creators Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan

Shining Vale creators Jeff Astrof (Trial & Error; Friends) and Sharon Horgan (Divorce; Catastrophe) discuss their new show which premiered on Starz this week. Plus: comedy and horror, jokes from character and "knock knock" jokes, Courtney Cox, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/202248 minutes, 21 seconds
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Garrett Lerner & Russel Friend (creators, Ordinary Joe; House; Glee); Rebecca Sonnenshine (creator, Archive 81; The Boys); Mike Zara (Crime Farm; Major Crimes)

Garrett Lerner & Russel Friend (creators, Ordinary Joe; House; Glee), Rebecca Sonnenshine (creator, Archive 81; The Boys), and Mike Zara (Crime Farm; Major Crimes) talk about magic scripts, the best rooms, keeping a rejected scenes pile, and bleeding on the page.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 40 seconds
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Katie Wech (creator, Good Sam); Lauren Pomerantz (head writer, The Ellen Degeneres Show; SNL; Am I Okay?); Simran Baidwan (Ordinary Joe; Manifest)

Katie Wech (creator, Good Sam), Lauren Pomerantz (head writer, The Ellen Degeneres Show; SNL; Am I Okay?), and Simran Baidwan (Ordinary Joe; Manifest) cover a lot of territory, including how rising tides truly lift all boats, the power of saying no, new directions in writing and careers, and ladies in blouses solving crimes.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/202252 minutes, 14 seconds
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Rodney Barnes, Marissa Jo Cerar and Simone Finch

Rodney Barnes (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty; Everybody Loves Chris); Marissa Jo Cerar (creator, Women of the Movement; The Fosters); Simone Finch (creator, Single Drunk Female; The Conners)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/202255 minutes, 33 seconds
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Looking back and looking ahead. 2021 in review, 2022 in preview.

Looking back and looking ahead. 2021 in review, 2022 in preview. With some returning favorites: Angela Kang (showrunner, The Walking Dead); Carlos Foglia (AEon Flux; The Lost Symbol); J Holtham (Supergirl; The Handmaid's Tale); Julia Yorks (Trolls: The Beat Goes On; upcoming: 1UP).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds
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Devon Greggory, Mellow Brown, Jen Vestuto, Melissa Marlette

Ben sits down with Devon Greggory (showrunner, The Game; American Soul); Mellow Brown (American Gods; Blade Runner: Origins comic); Jen Vestuto and Melissa Marlette (Nancy Drew; Vampire Diaries).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/20211 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Prentice Penny

Writer/director Prentice Penny (Insecure; Scrubs) talks about how making TV should be fun, helping others to bring their visions to the screen, being the only Black writer in comedy rooms, directing his first feature Uncorked, and lots more. The fifth and final season of Insecure is out now on HBO Max!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/20211 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Reggie Bythewood, Meg DeLoatch, Peter McKenna

Reggie Bythewood (showrunner, Swagger), Meg DeLoatch (showrunner, The Neighborhood and creator, Family Reunion), and Peter McKenna (creator, Kin) discuss working during a pandemic, breaking in, the value of producing, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 37 seconds
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Live from the virtual Ripped Bodice bookstore: Sarah Kuhn, Christina Strain, and Ella Jay Basco

Live from the virtual Ripped Bodice bookstore, Sarah Kuhn (writer: Heroine Complex series, From Little Tokyo, With Love, Shadow of the Batgirl), Christina Strain (writer: Shadow & Bone, The Magicians, Finding Ohana), and Ella Jay Basco (actress: Birds of Prey) discuss Asian American superheroines to launch HOLLYWOOD HEROINE, the fifth book in Sarah's HEROINE COMPLEX series.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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Kourtney Kang, John Hoffman, Migizi Pensoneau

Kourtney Kang (showrunner, Doogie Kamealoha, MD; How I Met Your Mother), John Hoffman (co-creator, Only Murders in the Building), and Migizi Pensoneau (Reservation Dogs) talk about why their shows were inevitable in the current TV landscape, good room practices, and revisiting old favorites.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/20211 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Akela Cooper, James DeMonaco, Sujata Day, and Vince Marcello

Akela Cooper (Malignant); James DeMonaco (The Purge), Sujata Day (Definition Please), and Vince Marcello (The Kissing Booth) chat about unlikely wins, surprising rejections, and juggling multiple projects.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/202156 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ali Schouten, Alissa Nutting, and Lucas Brown Eyes

Ali Schouten (show-runner, iCarly), Alissa Nutting (creator, Made for Love), and Lucas Brown Eyes (Young and Hungry; Alexa and Katie) discuss hiring, schedule management, and the importance of doing your writing homework.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202149 minutes, 23 seconds
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Hacks creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs

Hacks creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs go in depth on the pitch for the show, writing strong characters, what they get out of a writers' room, and lots more. The first season of Hacks is available on HBO Max and we don't even know why you haven't watched it yet.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/202146 minutes, 25 seconds
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Household Faces with John Ross Bowie

Ben talks to character actor John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory, Speechless) about his new Forever Dog podcast HOUSEHOLD FACES where he interviews other character actors about their most iconic roles, the ones that got away, and the secrets of show business longevity. AND THEN enjoy John's complete interview with the great Martha Plimpton (The Goonies, Parenthood, Raising Hope)SUBSCRIBE TO HOUSEHOLD FACES: https://linktr.ee/householdfacesHousehold Faces is a Forever Dog podcast produced by Ben Blacker and hosted by John Ross Bowie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/20/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 29 seconds
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Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Michael Fuller, and Jamie Rosengard + Bonus Interview with Kevin Rice and Ferdinando Filomarino (Beckett)

Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal (creators of Blindspotting), Michael Fuller (creator, Quarry; The Mosquito Coast) and Jamie Rosengard (The Last Thing He Told Me; Truth Be Told; Empire) discuss Zoom rooms, improvising on set, and the "sofas to die on." Plus: a bonus interview with the writer and director of the new Netflix thriller Beckett, Kevin Rice and Ferdinando Filomarino.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/10/20211 hour, 18 minutes
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Shawn Simmons, Bianca Sams, and Gabriel Garza

A panel interview with Shawn Simmons (creator, Wayne); Bianca Sams (Charmed; The Originals); and Gabriel Garza (The Flash; co-creator, Bella and the Bulldogs). Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/27/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ed Solomon (No Sudden Move, Bill and Ted) + Bonus Interview with Craig Moss

Ed Solomon talks about his new collaboration with Steven Soderbergh, NO SUDDEN MOVES (out now on HBO Max), how the creation of Bill & Ted came from a place of freedom, breaking in too early, writing for It's Garry Shandling's Show, interest vs passion, writing for yourself, and lots more. Plus a bonus interview with Craig Moss, the writer/director of Let Us In and Bad Ass.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/13/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 2 seconds
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Iliza Shlesinger, Josh Ruben, Mishna Wolff, and Alice Wu

A panel interview with Iliza Shlesinger (Good On Paper); Josh Ruben and Mishna Wolff (Werewolves Within); and Alice Wu (The Half of It). Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/202157 minutes, 40 seconds
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Annie Weisman, Valerie Armstrong, and Lauren Oliver

A panel interview with Annie Weisman (creator, Physical); Valerie Armstrong (creator, Kevin Can F**K Himself); and Lauren Oliver (creator, Panic). Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/15/202147 minutes, 14 seconds
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Shauna Mcgarry, Paul Bae, and Talicia Raggs + Bonus Interview with Shannon Kenny Carbonell

Shauna Mcgarry (Katy Keene; Bojack Horseman), Paul Bae (creator, The Black Tapes podcast), and Talicia Raggs (NCIS: New Orleans; The Originals) go deep on breaking story, the nuts and bolts of pitching, and finding your place in a writers' room. Plus a bonus interview with Shannon Kenny Carbonell, whose memoir All Is Not Lost is available now.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/25/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ali Rushfield, Ryan O'Connell, and Gladys Rodriguez + Bonus Interview with Adam Rodgers

Panel interview with Ali Rushfield (creator, Shrill); Ryan O'Connell (creator, Special); and Gladys Rodriguez (Vida; Sons of Anarchy). Plus a bonus interview with Adam Rodgers. Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/11/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 1 second
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Best Pick Crossover Episode!

A chat with the wonderful hosts of Best Pick, a podcast in which film buffs Tom Salinsky, John Dorney, and Jessica Regan watch every Oscar nominated film in no particular order. It's a delightful show that you should absolutely check out.Best Pick is doing a live show in which they pick THE BEST OF THE BEST on May 1, 2021, with special guests Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99), Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn), John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), and more. Tickets are "pay what you want" and the show is available to view for one week, so why not check it out? Tickets at HouseSeats.liveSUBSCRIBE TO BEST PICK:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-best-pick-movie-podcast/id1333513250LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/20/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bentley Kyle Evans, Mike Drucker, and Chris Brandon + Bonus Interview with Leila Cohan

Panel interview with Bentley Kyle Evans (co-creator, The Jamie Foxx Show; Millennials; Martin), Mike Drucker (head writer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), and Chris Brandon (creator, Bloodlands) talk about becoming comfortable as writers, writing for specific performers, and more. Plus a chat with Leila Cohan (Bridgerton; Santa Clarita Diet) about her valuable new newsletter, Room Snacks. Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/13/20211 hour, 18 minutes
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Chris Sheridan, Nancy Kiu, Emily Chang, and Sara Amini

A panel interview with Chris Sheridan (creator, Resident Alien, Family Guy); Nancy Kiu (Batwoman, MacGuyver); Emily Chang & Sara Amini (Twilight Zone). Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/202154 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jordan Blum, Janet Lin, and Jim Barnes

A panel interview with Jordan Blum (showrunner, MODOK); Janet Lin (Bridgerton; The Orville); and Jim Barnes (The Walking Dead; Timeless). Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/2/202155 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ronald D. Moore, Sigal Avin, and Lana Cho

A panel interview with Ronald D. Moore (creator, For all Mankind; Battlestar Galactica); Sigal Avin (creator, Losing Alice); and Lana Cho (Four Weddings and a Funeral; Timeless). Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jami O'Brien and Cindy Fang

A panel interview with Jami O'Brien (NOS4A2, Hell on Wheels) and Cindy Fang (Fresh Off the Boat, Girl Meets World). Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/202140 minutes, 41 seconds
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Simon Allen (The Watch)

A chat with Simon Allen, creator of BBC America's The Watch, based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. An engrossing conversation about telling personal stories, expanding the language of TV, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/202148 minutes, 58 seconds
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2020 Year in Review

Say goodbye to 2020 with a visit from some of this year's favorite guests talking about Zoom rooms, pitching remotely, and the ways in which this awful year will impact the future of the industry. With Ilana Peña (creator, Diary of a Future President), Andrew Miller (creator, Secret Circle), J. Holtham (Supergirl), Tamara Brecher (Doom Patrol), Nicole Levy (SWAT), and Carlos Foglia (Lore).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 4 seconds
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Moises Zamora, Amit Cohen, and Ron Leshem

A panel interview with the creator and co-showrunner of Selena, MOISES ZAMORA, and the co-creators of No Man's Land and Valley of Tears, AMIT COHEN and RON LESHEM. Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Writers Panel Throwback: Conan Writers (2016)

Conan premiered on TBS ten years ago this month. With Conan O'Brien's announcement that the series would end next year, what better time to revisit this conversation with the Conan writing staff from 2016?Originally recorded April 14, 2016 at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/24/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 14 seconds
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Writers Panel Throwback: Vince Gilligan (2012)

An in-depth chat with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Vince is candid and thoughtful about his past experiences (including seven years on the X-Files), the process of creating complex characters, and the importance of collaboration.Originally aired 3/5/2012LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 22 seconds
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Christopher Landon (Writer/Director, Freaky and Happy Death Day)

Christopher Landon put in his time in the feature trenches before breaking through in a huge way with the terrific Happy Death Day and its sequel, Happy Death Day 2U. He talks about his process and how it's evolved, reckoning with the reputation of his late father, the actor Michael Landon, and co-writing his new film, Freaky, pitched as "Freaky Friday the 13th," available this week.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/202049 minutes, 46 seconds
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Writers Panel Throwback: Creators of The Walking Dead

In celebration of Halloween, please enjoy this classic Writers Panel interview with The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara and writers Scott Gimple and Angela Kang. Mazzara, Gimple, and Kang talk about TWD's inception and creative process and reflect on the show's game changing second season.Originally aired 5/10/2012LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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Justin Simien (Bad Hair, Dear White People)

Justin Simien is the mind behind the terrific movie and TV show Dear White People as well as the new horror-comedy Bad Hair (premiering on Hulu 10/23). Justin has thoughtful, smart, funny things to say both in his movies and this podcast! Some great concepts about writing stories to believe in, art and commerce, process, humor, and SHADE. Don't miss this one.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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Host (Rob Savage, Gemma Hurley, & Jed Shepherd)

A panel interview with the minds behind Host, the scariest fiction to come out of the pandemic - Writer/Director Rob Savage and Writers Gemma Hurley and Jed Shepherd. Hosted by Ben Blacker.FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Rob Savagehttps://twitter.com/dirrobsavageGemma Hurleyhttps://twitter.com/gem_gem_hurleyJed Shepherdhttps://twitter.com/jedshepherdLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/13/202055 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mary Laws (Monsterland), Brannon Braga (Books of Blood), & Matt Morgan (Helstrom)

A panel interview with Mary Laws (creator, Monsterland); Brannon Braga (director/co-writer, Books of Blood); and Matt Morgan (producer, Helstrom). Hosted by Ben Blacker.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/6/202059 minutes, 7 seconds
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Neasa Hardiman, Matt Negrete, & Aaron B. Koontz

A panel interview with Neasa Hardiman (writer/director, Sea Fever); Matt Negrete (co-creator, The Walking Dead: World Beyond); and Aaron B. Koontz (director/co-writer, The Pale Door). Hosted by Ben Blacker.FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Neasa Hardimanhttps://twitter.com/neasahardimanMatt Negretehttps://twitter.com/mattnegreteAaron B. Koontzhttps://twitter.com/AaronBKoontzLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/202055 minutes, 9 seconds
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Writers Panel Throwback: Damon Lindelof (2012)

Lost premiered 16 years ago today. Co-creator Damon Lindelof has been a frequent and welcome guest on the podcast. To celebrate Lost-iversary, revisit this conversation from 2012 when Damon was transitioning from massive TV success to movies like the Aliens tie-in Prometheus and JJ Abrams' Star Trek films. A triumphant return to showrunning, with The Leftovers in 2014 and Watchmen in 2019, were still years away. A fascinating period for a remarkable writer.Originally aired 02/6/2018LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/202057 minutes, 21 seconds
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Aline Brosh McKenna at DePaul University

TV and Feature writer/director Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; The Devil Wears Prada) answers questions from DePaul University's Showrunners class about drama and comedy, movies and TV, finding your voice, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/202052 minutes, 35 seconds
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Denitria Harris-Lawrence, Rachel Shukert, & Kathleen Jordan

Panel interview with Denitria Harris-Lawrence (David Makes Man; Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.); Rachel Shukert (creator, The Baby-Sitters Club; GLOW); and Kathleen Jordan (creator, Teenage Bounty Hunters; American Princess).FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Denitria Harris-Lawrencehttps://twitter.com/deewritermomRachel Shukerthttps://twitter.com/RachelShukertKathleen Jordanhttps://twitter.com/kathleenjordanLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 54 seconds
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Infinity Train (Owen Dennis, Madeline Queripel, Alex Horab, Lindsay Katai, Justin Michael)

Infinity Train is a lovely, emotional, weird show that your whole family can enjoy. In today's episode the team behind the show including Creator Owen Dennis, Supervising Director Madeline Queripel, and writers Alex Horab, Justin Michael, and Lindsay Katai discuss the creation and process of Infinity Train. Infinity Train: Book 3 is now available on HBO Max.FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Owen Dennishttps://twitter.com/OweeeeenDennisMadeline Queripelhttps://twitter.com/hamshearsAlex Horabhttps://twitter.com/AlexanderHorabLindsay Kataihttps://twitter.com/lindsaykataiJustin Michaelhttps://twitter.com/heyjustinLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/27/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ashley Nicole Black, Kirk Moore, Yassir Lester

Panel interview with Ashley Nicole Black (A Black Lady Sketch Show; Ted Lasso); Kirk Moore (13 Reasons Why; American Crime); and Yassir Lester (Black Monday; Girls). Hosted by Ben Blacker.FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Ashley Nicole Blackhttps://twitter.com/ashleyn1coleKirk Moorehttps://twitter.com/KirkWrites79Yassir Lesterhttps://twitter.com/Yassir_LesterLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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Kevin Biegel at DePaul University

Enlisted and Cougar Town creator Kevin Biegel answers questions from the DePaul University Showrunners class and is, as always, helpful, positive, and funny.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/202045 minutes, 8 seconds
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Steven Canals at DePaul University

Steven Canals (Pose) answers questions from DePaul University writing students as part of a class on TV showrunners.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/7/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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Writers Panel Throwback: TV Under Trump

Javier Grillo-Marxuach (creator, The Middleman), Michael Rauch (creator, Royal Pains), Julie Plec (creator, The Vampire Diaries), Beau Willimon (creator, House of Cards), Liz Tigelaar (Casual), and Paul Garnes (Queen Sugar) discuss approaching their art as both an outlet and a tool, how (or if) they plan to write for fans that might not agree with them, and where the responsibility of an artist lies in a divided world. Moderated by Michael Schneider (IndieWire). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017.Originally aired 02/6/2018LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/23/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gloria Calderón Kellett at DePaul University

Gloria Calderón Kellett (One Day at a Time) answers questions from DePaul University writing students as part of a class on TV showrunners.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/16/20201 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy (Blow The Man Down)

Blow the Man Down is an absolutely terrific blackly comic thriller available right now on Amazon Prime. Its mastery of tone and evocative location is impressive, especially considering it's the debut feature for Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy. In today's episode, they discuss how they did it.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/20201 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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Nathaniel Halpern (creator, Tales from the Loop) and co-host J. Holtham (Supergirl)

Ben Blacker is joined by co-host J. Holtham (Supergirl) to talk to Nathaniel Halpern (Legion), creator of Amazon's new Tales from the Loop. They discuss how quickly Halpern cracked the translation of artist Simon Stålenhag's paintings, the tone of the show, building characters, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/26/202047 minutes, 56 seconds
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Alena Smith (Dickinson) and Tony McNamara (The Great)

Ben talks to Alena Smith (creator, Dickinson) and Tony McNamara (creator, The Great) about revolutionizing the TV period drama with their innovative takes on Emily Dickinson and Catherine the Great.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/20201 hour, 47 seconds
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Writers Panel Throwback: Survivor's Jeff Probst

Survivor premiered 20 years ago this week and has been a ratings juggernaut and CBS stalwart since, heading into its season 40 finale this month. Host Ben Blacker is a big fan of the series and, specifically, of host and showrunner Jeff Probst and his intuitive, empathetic, and conversational interview style. In 2016, Blacker got the opportunity to sit down with Probst to talk about showrunning, storytelling in the non-scripted medium, Probst's YA book "Stranded," and lots more.Originally aired 02/16/2016LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dana Fox (co-creator, Home Before Dark); Jeffrey Howard (The Haunting of Hill House; Midnight Mass); Jessica Amento (upcoming: creator, Obsessed)

Being a boss, quarantine hacks and exciting new technology with Dana Fox (co-creator, Home Before Dark); Jeffrey Howard (The Haunting of Hill House; Midnight Mass); Jessica Amento (upcoming: creator, Obsessed).FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Dana Fox: http://twitter.com/inthehenhouseJeffrey Howard: http://twitter.com/jeffreyhoward33Jessica Amento: https://twitter.com/JessicaAmentoLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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Liz Benjamin (What/If; Man in the High Castle; 13 Reasons Why); Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty; upcoming: She Hulk); Micah Schraft (Mrs. America; Jane the Virgin; Jessica Jones)

Old sample scripts with Liz Benjamin (What/If; Man in the High Castle; 13 Reasons Why); Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty; upcoming: She Hulk); Micah Schraft (Mrs. America; Jane the Virgin; Jessica Jones)FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:https://twitter.com/lizbenjaminhttps://twitter.com/ChairmanGaoLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/202058 minutes, 1 second
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Dahvi Waller (creator, Mrs. America); Julia Yorks (Puss in Boots; Skylander Academy)

LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/202041 minutes, 14 seconds
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David Hemingson (creator, Whiskey Cavalier, Kitchen Confidential); Carla Kettner (The Blacklist; Bones); Jenna Lamia (Good Girls; Awkward)

Pilot limbo and cancellation heartbreak with David Hemingson (creator, Whiskey Cavalier, Kitchen Confidential); Carla Kettner (The Blacklist; Bones); Jenna Lamia (Good Girls; Awkward)FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:David Hemingson (@DavidHemingson)Carla Kettner (@ckettner)Jenna Lamia (@JennaLamia)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/202049 minutes, 35 seconds
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Michael Grassi (creator, Katy Keene); Michael Waldron (upcoming: Loki; Rick and Morty); Nico Raineau & Lauren Schacher (director/co-writers, Hooking Up)

Getting it on the page and turning it in with Michael Grassi (creator, Katy Keene); Michael Waldron (upcoming: Loki; Rick and Morty); Nico Raineau & Lauren Schacher (director/co-writers, Hooking Up)FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Michael Grassi (@thatthingofwhen)Michael Waldron (@michaeljwaldron)Nico Raineau (@NicoRaineau)Lauren Schacher https://www.instagram.com/lschacLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/202049 minutes, 19 seconds
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Little Fires Everywhere

The writers of "Little Fires Everywhere" (Liz Tigelaar, Nancy Won, Raamla Mohamed, Attica Locke, Harris Danow, Shannon Houston, Amy Talkington, Rosa Handelman) sat down with Ben a year ago before production began to talk about adapting the 2017 novel into a Hulu series.FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Liz Tigelaar (@liztigelaar)Nancy Won (@nancywon)Raamla Mohamed (@dramaraamla)Attica Locke (@atticalocke)Shannon Houston (@shannonmhouston)Amy Talkington (@amytalkington)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/202057 minutes, 52 seconds
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Writers Panel Throwback: Dan Levy (creator, Schitt's Creek) from April 2016

As we reach the end of Schitt's Creek, the scrappy, addictive, charmball of a show, enjoy this throwback episode from 2016, just before season 2, in which co-creator Dan Levy discusses being a first-time showrunner, creating a happy work environment, learning from his father Eugene Levy, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/202050 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pamela Ribon (Moana; Ralph Breaks the Internet); Mark Fergus (creator, The Expanse; Children of Men; Iron Man); JD Dillard (Sweetheart; Sleight)

Finding the right opportunity with Pamela Ribon (Moana; Ralph Breaks the Internet); Mark Fergus (creator, The Expanse; Children of Men; Iron Man); JD Dillard (Sweetheart; Sleight).Conversations with Mark Frost is a new book out via https://www.fayettevillemafiapress.com/ that listeners to this podcast, and TV fans in general, will love. Visit the website and pick it up!FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Pamela Ribonhttps://twitter.com/pamelaribonMark Fergushttps://twitter.com/TheExpanseWRJD Dillardhttps://twitter.com/jgdillardLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/20201 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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Writers Panel Throwback: Breaking Bad Season 5 In Review

Better Call Saul is back! The new season began this week on AMC. What better time to revisit co-creator/showrunner Peter Gould, co-creator Vince Gilligan, writer/producers Thomas Schnauz and Gordon Smith, along with then-Breaking Bad writer/producers George Mastras, Sam Catlin, Gennifer Hutchison, and Moira Walley-Beckett as they looked back at the pivotal penultimate season of Breaking Bad in 2012? The Bad/Saul rooms have been instructive and fascinating, changing very little in their process of over ten years of making incredible television. Lots to learn here.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 36 seconds
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Mark Frost (co-creator, Twin Peaks); Steven Canals (co-creator, Pose); Harley Peyton (Project Blue Book; Channel Zero; upcoming: Child's Play)

Creating and following through on ground-breaking television with Mark Frost (co-creator, Twin Peaks), Steven Canals (co-creator, Pose), Harley Peyton (Project Blue Book; Channel Zero; upcoming: Child's Play).Conversations with Mark Frost is a new book out via https://www.fayettevillemafiapress.com/ that listeners to this podcast, and TV fans in general, will love. Visit the website and pick it up!FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Mark Frosthttps://twitter.com/mfrost11Steven Canalshttps://twitter.com/StevenCanalsHarley Peytonhttps://twitter.com/HarleyPeytonLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/20201 hour, 12 minutes
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Ilana Peña (creator, Diary of a Future President); Joshua Safran (creator, Soundtrack); Maggie Levin (My Valentine)

Show-running and failed networks with Ilana Pea (creator, Diary of a Future President), Joshua Safran (creator, Soundtrack) and Maggie Levin (My Valentine).FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Ilana Peahttps://twitter.com/ilanacubanaJoshua Safranhttps://twitter.com/AnthologistMaggie Levinhttps://twitter.com/MaggieLevinLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/202050 minutes, 40 seconds
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"Cut and Run": Behind the Audible series by Ben Blacker & Ben Acker

"Cut and Run" is a new Audible Original series available now! http://bit.ly/CutRunAudible It's about best friends who are kidney thieves and the havoc that wreaks on their relationships. The series stars Meg Ryan (When Harry Met Sally...), D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place), Sam Richardson (Veep), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and lots more. Listen now!FOLLOW THE GUESTS ON TWITTER:Ben Acker (co-creator and co-showrunner with Ben Blacker!)https://twitter.com/bnackerHumphrey Ker (writer)https://twitter.com/thehumphreykerKatie Wood (writer)https://twitter.com/thefirstkatieLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/20201 hour, 38 seconds
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Bo Yeon Kim, Erika Lippoldt, Zahir McGhee, Taylor Cox

Breaking into the business through contests and fellowships with Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt (Star Trek: Discovery; Reign); Zahir McGhee (Stumptown; For the People); Taylor Cox (Single Parents; Abby's).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/202047 minutes, 49 seconds
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Writers Panel Throwback: Mike Schur, Carlton Cuse, and J.J. Philbin

As we near the end of the brilliant "The Good Place," look forward to the premiere of Netflix's anticipated "Locke & Key," and marvel at the height of ABC sitcom "Single Parents," revisit the first appearance of Writers Panel favorites Michael Schur, Carlton Cuse, and J.J. Philbin. Recorded in April 2013, this episode features Schur who, at the time, was best known as the co-creator of "Parks & Recreation" with "Brooklyn 99" awaiting pick-up by Fox. Cuse was everywhere post-"Lost", executive producing pilots and series with other writers, including "Bates Motel," which he co-created with Kerry Ehrin. And Philbin was a key writer/producer on Fox's hit "New Girl."LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 26 seconds
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Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay is the author of the horror novelsThe Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devils Rock and A Head Full of Ghosts, and the short story collection Growing Things. He has a masters degree in mathematics and teaches high school AP Calculus. Paul sat down in a quiet coffeeshop with a loud bar attached to talk about horror, his writing process, rejection, math, and lots more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/202059 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is the writer/director of "Someone Great," a movie everyone who enjoys movies ought to see. Having learned the ropes as the creator/co-showrunner of MTV's "Sweet/Vicious," Jenn turned her hand to directing a personal story that's warm, funny, charming, and brimming with truth. Watch "Someone Great" on Netflix.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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Alexandra Kleeman

Alexandra Kleeman is the author ofIntimations, a short story collection, and the novelYou Too Can Have A Body Like Mine, which was awarded the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize. She is an Assistant Professor at the New School and her second novel, Something New Under the Sun, is forthcoming from Hogarth Press. Alexandra sat down outside of a busy coffeeshop near Central Park to talk about being trapped in our own bodies, her process, teaching creative writing, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/201958 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson, Lauren Lefranc, Sara Saedi

LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mark Verheiden, Dayna Lynne North, Tamara Becher, Kai Yu Wu

The perfect writers' room lunch order and the psychology of pitch approval with Mark Verheiden (creator, Swamp Thing; Daredevil; Battlestar Galactica); Dayna Lynne North (Insecure; Veronica Mars); Tamara Becher (Doom Patrol; Covert Affairs); Kai Yu Wu (creator, Ghost Bride; The Flash)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 18 seconds
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Megan Martin, Diane Ademu-John, Ian Deitchman

What does it take to run a writers' room? Megan Martin (creator, Apple+'s Brie Larson CIA show; Animal Kingdom); Diane Ademu-John (Empire; The Originals); and Ian Deitchman (Carnival Row; Suits; Parenthood) talk show-running and transitioning from features to TV to streaming.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/22/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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Deric Hughes, Jose Molina, Gennifer Hutchison, Kieron Gillen, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Sarah Kuhn, Chris Dingess, Adam Rogers

Recorded at San Diego Comic Con, July 19, 2019: Writing the Rules of Magic panel w/ Deric Hughes (Arrow; The Flash), Jose Molina (Magic: The Gathering; The Tick), Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad; The Strain), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked & the Divine; DIE), Julie Benson & Shawna Benson (Wu Assassins; The 100), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Chris Dingess (Doom Patrol; Agent Carter), Adam Rogers (Wired magazine).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/8/201950 minutes, 28 seconds
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Greg Nicotero, Rob Schrab, Byron Willinger, Philip De Blasi, Brian Witten

The writers and showrunner of Shudder's new CREEPSHOW series...Greg Nicotero (showrunner; co-wrote the story Lydia Laynes Better Half), Rob Schrab (wrote the story Bad Wolf Down), Byron Willinger & Philip De Blasi (adapted the Stephen King story Gray Matter), and Brian Witten (executive producer).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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Sunil Nayar, Erin Maher, Kay Reindl, Shoshana Sachi

Sunil Nayar (The Red Line; All Rise); Erin Maher and Kay Reindl (Swamp Thing; Scream); Shoshana Sachi (Doom Patrol)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/20191 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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Robb Chavis, Liz Alper, Zoe Marshall, Dante Harper

WGA board candidates: Robb Chavis (black-ish; Superior Donuts); Liz Alper (The Rookie; Hawaii 5-0); Zoe Marshall (Charmed); Dante Harper (Alien: Covenant)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 37 seconds
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David Goodman, Marjorie David, Michele Mulroney

WGA issues with WGA President David Goodman (Family Guy; The Orville); Vice President Marjorie David (Taken; Brothers and Sisters); and board member/Secretary-Treasurer candidate Michele Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/27/201953 minutes, 58 seconds
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Nichelle Tramble-Spellman, Lindsey Rosin, David Radcliff

Panel interview with Nichelle Tramble-Spellman (creator, Truth Be Told; The Good Wife; Justified); Lindsey Rosin (Cruel Intentions series; South of Nowhere); David Radcliff (The Rookie)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/13/201956 minutes, 39 seconds
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Alexander Woo, Keto Shimizu, Katherine Beattie

Panel interview with Alexander Woo (The Terror; True Blood); Keto Shimizu (DC's Legends of Tomorrow; Arrow); Katherine Beattie (NCIS: New Orleans).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/201958 minutes, 29 seconds
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Malcolm Spellman, Matt McConkey, Marshall Knight & Rob LaMorgese

Panel interview with Malcolm Spellman (Falcon & Winter Soldier; Empire); MattMcConkey (Heathers;Bajillion Dollar Propertie$); Marshall Knight & Rob LaMorgese (Suits).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/16/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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Erica Shelton Kodish, Marc Muszynski, & Emmy Diaz

Panel interview with Erica Shelton Kodish (Cold Case), Marc Muszynski (Abby's), & Emmy Diaz (Jane the Virgin).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/2/201958 minutes, 49 seconds
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Carlos Foglia & Marquita Robinson

Panel interview with Carlos Foglia (Lore) and Marquita Robinson (Glow, You're The Worst, New Girl).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/18/201955 minutes, 11 seconds
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Brigitte Hales, J. Holtham, & John Hyams + Stephen Scaia Bonus Interview

Panel interview with Brigitte Hales (11/22/63, Once Upon a Time), J. Holtham (Cloak & Dagger, Jessica Jones, Supergirl), & John Hyams (Black Summer). Plus a bonus interview with Stephen Scaia (Blood & Treasure).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/11/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 56 seconds
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Aida Croal, Marja-Lewis Ryan, & Annabel Oakes + Dailyn Rodriguez Bonus Interview

Panel interview with Aida Croal (Turn, Clone Wars), Marja-Lewis Ryan (The L Word reboot), & Annabel Oakes (The Edge of Seventeen, Awkward, Atypical). Plus a bonus interview with Dailyn Rodriguez, the new co-showrunner of Queen of the South.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/4/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson, & Elisabeth Finch

Panel interview with Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson (creators/showrunners, The Hot Zone; Genius; Smallville) and Elisabeth Finch (Grey's Anatomy; Vampire Diaries; True Blood).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/21/201952 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Twilight Zone (Alex Rubens, Glen Morgan, & Heather Anne Campbell)

A panel discussion with Twilight Zone writers Alex Rubens (The Comedian and the season finale; Key & Peele; Big Mouth); Glen Morgan (A Traveler and Blue Scorpion;The X-Files; Lore); and Heather Anne Campbell (Six Degrees of Freedom and Not All Men; Corporate; Saturday Night Live).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/201945 minutes, 53 seconds
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From Pitch to Punchline (ATX Festival 2018)

Pitching a TV show can be an intimidating process, but these creators have the added level of having to sell funny. What are the do's and don'ts of a comedy pitch? Whats the balance between humor and story? And what happens with the network/studio doesn't get the joke? These creators rehash their process for creating the perfect pitch, what happened in the room, and how their series evolved into what we see on our screens today.Panelist: Joel Church-Cooper (Brockmire), Kate Lambert (Teachers), Jeff Astrof (Trial & Error)Moderator: Ben Travers (IndieWire)Recorded Live at the 2018 ATX FestivalFor more information about the ATX Festival, visit their website:http://atxfestival.comIf you enjoyed this conversation and want to hear more from past ATX festivals + exclusive one-on-one conversations with your favorite TV writers & creatives, please subscribe to ATXs original podcast The TV Campfire: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tv-campfire/id1386598065LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/201958 minutes, 4 seconds
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Lauren Bachelis, Kevin Avery, & Christine Chambers

Panel interview with Lauren Bachelis (Hollywood Assistant Tumblr, Club de Cuervos); Kevin Avery (Totally Biased, Last Week Tonight, The New Negroes); and Christine Chambers (Boardwalk Empire, Riverdale).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/30/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jennifer Kaytin Robinson + Leonard Dick, Raelle Tucker, Michael Kramer, & Lilli Birdsell

Panel interview with Leonard Dick (Lost, House, The Good Wife); Raelle Tucker (True Blood, Jessica Jones, Sacred Lies); Michael Kramer (Rugrats, Life Unexpected); and Lilli Birdsell (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)Plus Sweet/Vicious creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson talks about her directing debut, Someone Great, starring Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise, and LaKeith Stanfield. It's really, really good. Someone Great premieres on Netflix this Friday, April 19th!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/16/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 21 seconds
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Establishing a Career (ATX Festival 2018)

LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, WGFestival 2019)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator/star Rachel Bloom and creator/showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna talk about bringing the CW musical in for a landing, their creative partnership, tackling romantic comedy tropes and mental illness, musical numbers, and lots more. Moderated by Ben Blacker. Recorded Live at WGFestival 2019. March 30 2019.The final episode ofCrazy Ex-Girlfriend airs this Friday, April 5th.There are still tickets available to see Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live starring the show's cast on May 15th at Radio City Music Hall!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kassia Miller, Emilia Serrano, & Shukree Tilghman

Panel interview with Kassia Miller (The Good Place, You're The Worst); Emilia Serrano (Cristela, Jane The Virgin); and Shukree Tilghman (This Is Us, The Vampire Diaries).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/19/201958 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mallory O'Meara (The Lady from the Black Lagoon)

Ben talks with Mallory O'Meara, author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick.BUY MALLORY'S BOOK:https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Black-Lagoon-Hollywood-Monsters-ebook/dp/B07CS29S2BLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/5/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jessica Grasl, Melissa Scrivner Love, & Stephanie Mickus

Panel interview with Jessica Grasl (Designated Survivor, Shades of Blue), Melissa Scrivner Love (Person of Interest, Fear the Walking Dead, CSI: Miami), and Stephanie Mickus (Hope Springs Eternal).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/19/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Shudder TVs first original documentary feature, HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR takes a critical look at a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined and embraced both black filmmakers and black audiences. This panel discussion followed the premiere screening of Horror Noire and features Ashlee Blackwell (co-writer/producer), Xavier Burgin (director), Tananarive Due (executive producer), Tony Todd (actor, CANDYMAN), William Crain (director, BLACULA), Ken Foree (actor, DAWN OF THE DEAD), Keith David (actor, THE THING) and Rachel True (actor, THE CRAFT). Moderated by Lisa Bolekaja. Recorded Live at the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood CA. February 1 2019. Presented by American Cinematheque.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/5/201948 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jon Spaihts

In a special episode from the vault, Ben talks to screenwriter and comic book scribe Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Prometheus, Passengers).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/201952 minutes, 31 seconds
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Alfred Molina, Constance Zimmer, & Oliver Vaquer (The Angel of Vine)

Panel discussion with the cast/co-creator of The Angel of Vine, a limited series narrative podcast. Alfred Molina, Constance Zimmer, and Oliver Vaquer join Ben to talk about the brave new world of narrative podcasting.Listen to The Angel of Vine on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. Episode 10 premieres Tmrw Wed January 16th!https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-angel-of-vine/id1440183372https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/forever-dog-podcast-network/the-angel-of-vinehttps://open.spotify.com/show/43v4JQxL3Ac0ppWmd9BXZ2LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/201946 minutes, 47 seconds
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Marc Bernardin, Niceole Levy, & Morgan Faust

Panel interview with Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Alphas, Treadstone); Niceole Levy (Ironside, Shades of Blue, Cloak & Dagger); and Morgan Faust (Legends of Tomorrow).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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THE BEST OF FOREVER DOG 2018

Thank you for listening to Forever Dog podcasts this year and please enjoy this year-in-review clips show! Listen to find a new favorite podcast to subscribe to in 2019 or just a killer back catalog to binge during your holiday travels. And please follow Forever Dog @ForeverDogTeam on Twitter and Instagram for the latest network news and updates.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/25/20182 hours, 54 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kara Lee Burk, Franklin Hardy, & Denise Harkavy

Panel interview with Kara Lee Burk (Costume Quest, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show), Franklin Hardy (The Mick, You're the Worst), & Denise Harkavy (The Expanse, The Brave).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/18/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jihan Crowther, Ray Utarnachitt, & Jack Kenny

Panel interview with Jihan Crowther (The Man in the High Castle, The Underground Railroad), Ray Utarnachitt (Legends of Tomorrow, Person of Interest), & Jack Kenny (Jessica Jones, Caroline in the City, Dave's World).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/201851 minutes, 18 seconds
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Hex Wives #2 (Comic Book Commentary)

Ben previews another episode of the forthcoming podcast COMIC BOOK COMMENTARY, an in-depth, page-by-page, behind-the-scenes journey through your favorite comics with the writers and artists themselves. Imagine a DVD commentary track. But for comic books.On this second episode, Ben takes you through his critically-acclaimed Vertigo comic Hex Wives #2. Available for purchase here:https://www.comixology.com/Hex-Wives-2018-2/digital-comic/722199https://www.vertigocomics.com/comics/hex-wives-2018/hex-wives-2Connect with us on social media and let us know what you think. Is this a good idea? What should the title of the podcast be? Which comics would you like to have a commentary track for?LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/28/201848 minutes, 33 seconds
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Hex Wives #1 (Comic Book Commentary)

Ben previews a new podcast coming your way in 2019, tentatively titled COMIC BOOK COMMENTARY, an in-depth, page-by-page, behind-the-scenes journey through your favorite comics with the writers and artists themselves. Imagine a DVD commentary track. But for comic books.On this first episode, Ben takes you through his critically-acclaimed Vertigo comic Hex Wives #1. Available for purchase here:https://www.comixology.com/Hex-Wives-2018-1/digital-comic/715796https://www.vertigocomics.com/comics/hex-wives-2018/hex-wives-1Connect with us on social media and let us know what you think. Is this a good idea? What should the title of the podcast be? Which comics would you like to have a commentary track for?LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/26/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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“State of the Scare” (Austin Film Festival 2018)

State of the Scare panel from the Austin Film Festival with C. Robert Cargill (Sinister; Doctor Strange); Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place); Yasemin Yilmaz (The Protector, The Exorcist); and Alvaro Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series; Seis Manos). Recorded October 27, 2018 at the Austin Film Festival.Produced and recorded in conjunction with Screencraft: https://screencraft.org. ScreenCraft is a screenwriting consultancy, education and talent discovery company, founded in 2013. ScreenCraft's genre-specific screenplay competitions identify rising screenwriting talent and connect emerging screenwriters with the industry. Past ScreenCraft winners have signed at top agencies including CAA, WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Anonymous Content. In this episode, three of ScreenCraft's past Horror Screenplay Contest judges and mentors join this live panel at the Austin Film Festival. Also, if you're listening to this then you're invited to join hundreds of emerging screenwriters and filmmakers at the ScreenCraft Writers Summit in Atlanta in April! Learn more at ScreenCraft.org.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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Alexandra Cunningham, Ben Cory Jones, & Beth Schacter

Panel interview with Alexandra Cunningham (Dirty John, Desperate Housewives, NYPD Blue); Ben Cory Jones (Insecure, Underground, Boomerang); and Beth Schacter (Bunheads, Quantico, Normal Adolescent Behavior).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/13/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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Steve Conrad (Creator of PATRIOT)

A conversation with Steve Conrad, creator of the Amazon original series PATRIOT.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/6/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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Witchcraft in History, Practice, & Pop Culture w/ Jenny Calabro

Ben talks to artist/illustrator and practicing witch Jenny Calabro about witchery, pop culture witches, and witchcraft history.Ben's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out this week on Halloween 10/31/18!!!Buy it online at Comixology: https://www.comixology.com/Hex-Wives-2018/comics-series/123464Or find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVALhttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/30/201851 minutes, 7 seconds
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Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson (NYCC 2018) + Bonus Interview with Beth Broderick

A conversation w/ Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson from New York ComicCon 2018. Recorded Live October 5, 2018. Plus a bonus interview with Beth Broderick (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) about portraying witches and pop culture witchcraft.Ben Blacker's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/23/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 40 seconds
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DC Vertigo Panel (New York Comic Con 2018)

A panel from New York Comic Con 2018 with the storytellers behind the DC Vertigo comics relaunch. This next generation is taking the beloved imprint to new heights, with fantastical series from the new Sandman Universe and brand-new titles launching each month including HEX WIVES, GODDESS MODE, SAFE SEX and many more. Panelists: Zoe Quinn (Goddess Mode); Dan Watters (Lucifer - The Sandman Universe); Tina Horn (Safe Sex); Kat Howard (Books of Magic - The Sandman Universe); and Rob Sheridan (High Level); Ben Blacker (Hex Wives). Moderated by Mark Doyle. Recorded October 5, 2018 at New York Comic ConBen's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/16/201855 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pop Culture Witches (New York Comic Con 2018)

A panel from New York Comic Con 2018 about the pop culture witches, enchantresses, genies, charmers, and sorceresses who conjured the craft in our popular imaginations in the past. How have women with (super) powers been portrayed, and how is that portrayal evolving? Panelists: Jill Thompson (creator, Scary Godmother); Valorie Curry (actor, The Tick, Blair Witch, and practicing witch); editor Heather Antos (Redlands); and Zoe Quinn (Vertigo's upcoming Goddess Mode). Moderated by Ben Blacker.Recorded October 6, 2018 at New York Comic ConBen's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVALhttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/9/201858 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ben Macintyre + Bonus Interview with Madeline Miller

A conversation with Ben Macintyre, the author of several amazing and unbelievable non-fiction accounts of WWII spycraft, including The Spy and the Traitor; Operation Mincemeat; and Agent Zigzag. (Starts at 14:40). Plus a bonus interview with Madeline Miller, author of Circe, about reinventing one of mythology's most famous (and misunderstood) witches.Ben Blacker's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST:http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/2/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 19 seconds
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Grainne Godfree, Sierra Ornelas, & Monica Beletsky + Bonus Interview w/ Andrew Miller

Roundtable interview with Grainne Godfree (Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow); Sierra Ornelas (Happy Endings, Superstore); and Monica Beletsky (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Fargo). Starts at 20:10.Plus a bonus interview with Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle), talking unconventional TV witches, creating the rules of a supernatural world, and favorite pop culture witches.Ben Blacker's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST:http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/25/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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BONUS! DC/Vertigo and The Sandman Universe

In honor of the relaunch of Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking SANDMAN series, Ben Blacker talks about the history of DC's Vertigo imprint, its influence on the rise of graphic novels, and gives a sneak peek at two of the new Sandman titles, "The Dreaming" and "House of Whispers."CHECK OUT ALL THE NEW SANDMAN TITLES:"The Sandman Universe #1" by Neil Gaiman AVAILABLE NOW"The Dreaming #1" by Simon Spurrier AVAILABLE NOW"House of Whispers #1" by Nalo Hopkinson AVAILABLE NOW"Lucifer #1" by Dan Watters AVAILABLE 10/17"Books of Magic #1" by Kat Howard AVAILABLE 10/24LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/201813 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pop Culture Witches (SDCC 2018)

A panel from SDCC 2018 about power, gender politics, and the representation of witches in popular culture. Panelists: Sabrina the Teenage Witch showrunner, Nell Scovell; author of Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi; co-showrunner of the CWs Charmed reboot, Jessica OToole; Ruth Connell, who plays Rowena on Supernatural; and Juliana Crouch, a practicing witch. Moderated by Ben Blacker.Recorded July 20, 2018 at San Diego Comic-Con InternationalBen's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/18/201852 minutes, 17 seconds
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Meredith Averill, Chris Collins, & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro + Bonus Interview w/ Julie Plec

Roundtable interview with Meredith Averill (The Good Wife, The Haunting of Hill House, Locke and Key); Chris Collins (The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, The Continental); and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (Unreal). Starts at 18:50.Plus a bonus interview with Julie Plec, co-creator of The Vampire Diaries and its spinoff The Originals, talking witches on TV, creating the rules of a supernatural world, and pop culture witches.Ben Blacker's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/11/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 42 seconds
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400th Episode! Live at Dynasty Typewriter

Ben records the 400th episode of The Writers Panel Live at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles featuring an incredible panel of writers and showrunners, including:Caroline Dries (NBC's upcoming Witchblade; DC Universe's upcoming Batwoman; Vampire Diaries)LaToya Morgan (creator of AMC's upcoming adaptation of Hugh Howey's Wool; Into the Badlands)Alexandra Cunningham (showrunner, Bravo's upcoming Dirty John series; creator of Chance and Prime Suspect)Monica Owuso-Breen (upcoming: Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot; creator, Midnight, Texas; Lost; Alias)Christine Boylan (upcoming Painkiller Jane movie; The Punisher; Cloak & Dagger)Shernold Edwards (upcoming, CBS's Red Line; Anne with an E)Angela Kang (showrunner, The Walking Dead)Gennifer Hutchison (upcoming Welcome to Night Vale series; Better Call Saul; Breaking Bad)Recorded Live at the Dynasty Typewriter Theater on August 26, 2018.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/4/20181 hour, 46 minutes, 49 seconds
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Alison Bennett, Steven Lilien, & Bryan Wynbrandt + Bonus Interview w/ Winnie Holzman

Roundtable interview with Alison Bennett (You're the Worst; LA to Vegas; Single Parents) and Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt (God Friended Me). Starts at 20:48.Plus a bonus interview talking witches with Winnie Holzman, the creator of My So-Called Life and the librettist for the musical version of Wicked.Today's episode of The Writers Panel is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Visit https://www.hellofresh.com/panel60 and use promo code "Panel60" for $60 off your first three boxes from Hello Fresh!Ben Blacker's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/28/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 12 seconds
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“Bottle Episodes” (ATX TV Festival 2018) + Bonus Interview w/ Maggie Friedman

"Bottle Episodes" from the ATX Television Festival 2018. Panelists: Michael Jacobs (Boy Meets World); Anthony Hemingway (Underground); John Wirth (Hell On Wheels); and Kevin Falls (The West Wing). Moderated by Ben Blacker. Recorded June 9, 2018 at the ATX Television Festival, Austin TX.Plus a bonus interview with Maggie Friedman (Eastwick, Witches of East End) about the open ended mythology of witchcraft and the art of creating compelling, credible TV witches.The 400th Episode of The Writers Panel is recording live at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles on Sun 8/26!Buy Tickets Here: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/2018/8/26writerspanel/iwasheretooBen's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/21/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 59 seconds
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BONUS! The TV Campfire Podcast & ATX TV Fest Co-Founders Caitlin McFarland & Emily Gipson

Ben talks with ATX Television Festival Co-Founders Caitlin McFarland & Emily Gipson and offers a preview of the ATX produced podcast, The TV Campfire.You can find The TV Campfire on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tv-campfire/id1386598065The ATX Television Festival Official Website:http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/16/201833 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jacque Edmonds Cofer, Akela Cooper, & Caroline Kepnes + Bonus Interview w/ Amanda Damron

Roundtable interview with Jacque Edmonds Cofer (creator, Let's Stay Together; Martin; Moesha); Akela Cooper (The Flash; Luke Cage; The 100); Caroline Kepnes (creator, YOU). Starts at 23:16.Plus a bonus interview with practicing witch Amanda Damron (@AmandaDamron) about the differences between witchcraft and wicca, discovering witchcraft via Oprah, and spellcraft as a political act.The 400th Episode of The Writers Panel is recording live at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles on Sun 8/26!Buy Tickets Here: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/2018/8/26writerspanel/iwasheretooBen's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/14/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 2 seconds
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BONUS! DC Vertigo Relaunch (SDCC 2018)

Meet the new voices behind DC Vertigo comics relaunch. Moderated by DC Vertigo Executive Editor Mark Doyle. Panelists include the creative team from Sandman Universes HOUSE OF WHISPERS, Nalo Hopkinson and Dominike Domo Stanton; BORDER TOWNs Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos; HEX WIVES Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo; AMERICAN CARNAGE writer Bryan Edward Hill; GODDESS MODEs Zo Quinn and Robbi Rodriguez; HIGH LEVELs Rob Sheridan; and writer Mark Russell of SECOND COMING.Recorded July 20, 2018 at San Diego Comic-Con International.Ben's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/201846 minutes, 4 seconds
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Raamla Mohamed, James LaRosa, & Holly Henderson + Bonus Interview w/ Claudia Black

Roundtable interview with Raamla Mohamed (Scandal); James LaRosa (creator, Hit the Floor); and Holly Henderson (Hit the Floor; Smallville). Starts at 23:25.Plus a bonus interview with actress Claudia Black (The Originals) about playing a witch, her favorite pop culture witches, and more.The 400th Episode of The Writers Panel is recording live at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles on Sun 8/26!Buy Tickets Here: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/2018/8/26writerspanel/iwasheretooBen's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/7/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 30 seconds
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"The Spy Who Dumped Me" Creators + Bonus Interview w/ Amber Benson

The creators of the brand new action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, Susanna Fogel (writer/director) and David Iserson (writer), join Ben to talk about the making of the film and why it often takes 10 years to become an overnight success in Hollywood.Plus a bonus interview with actress/writer Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Witches of Echo Park) about the art of witchcraft, playing witches, and more.Ben's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, well get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/31/20181 hour, 31 minutes, 23 seconds
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Nash Bridges Writers Room Reunion (ATX Television Festival 2018)

Nash Bridges Writers Room Reunion from the ATX Television Festival. Carlton Cuse (Writer/EP); Shawn Ryan (Writer/Co-Producer); Glen Mazzara (Writer); Jed Seidel (Writer/Supervising Producer); Pam Veasey (Writer). Moderated by Ben Blacker.Recorded June 9, 2018 at the ATX Television Festival, Austin TX.THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY PUBLIC DOMAIN THEATER, HOSTED BY KELLY NUGENT & LINDSAY KATAI, ON THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK:http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/public-domain-theater/SEE PUBLIC DOMAIN THEATER LIVE IN LA THIS FRIDAY 7/27 8PM AT THE LYRIC HYPERION W/ SPECIAL GUESTS MARY HOLLAND & NICK WIGER:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-domain-theater-tickets-48264486378LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/24/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 51 seconds
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Robert and Michelle King (ATX Television Festival 2018)

Ben talks to Robert and Michelle King, co-creators of "The Good Wife" and "The Good Fight."Recorded June 9, 2018 at the ATX Television Festival, Austin TX.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/17/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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Shernold Edwards, Vera Santamaria, & Christine Boylan

Shernold Edwards (Red Line, Anne with an E); Vera Santamaria (Orange is the New Black, Bojack Horseman); and Christine Boylan (The Punisher, Painkiller Jane, Cloak and Dagger).Recorded July 1 2018.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/10/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 54 seconds
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Breakfast with Phil (w/ Phil Rosenthal, Danny Trejo, Niki Nakayama, Carole Iida-Nakayama) + Glen David Gold

Ben brings his hit ATX panel "Breakfast with Phil" to LA's Dynasty Typewriter Theater (30:00) talking food, entertainment, creativity, and why LA is the world's best restaurant city with Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal, actor/restauranteur Danny Trejo (Machete, Spy Kids, Breaking Bad, Trejo's Cantino, Trejo's Doughnuts), and n/naka chefs Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama. Recorded Live at the Dynasty Typewriter Theater on May 12, 2018. We should say that this was recorded before Anthony's Bourdain's death, as Bourdain is mentioned. (12:53) Ben also talks to Glen David Gold, the author of Carter Beats the Devil, Sunnyside, about his new memoir I Will Be Complete now available: https://www.amazon.com/I-Will-Be-Complete-Memoir/dp/1101946393LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/26/20181 hour, 50 minutes, 16 seconds
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Kenneth Biller, Maggie Mull, and David Graziano

Roundtable discussion with Kenneth Biller (creator, Genius); Maggie Mull (Family Guy; Life in Pieces); and David Graziano (American Gods; Southland).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/19/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 43 seconds
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American Vandal from ATX 2018

Last fall, in the midst of pop cultures ongoing obsession with all things true crime, Netflixs American Vandal arrived just in time to set social media ablaze with one tantalizing question: Who drew the dicks? Like amateur documentarians Peter and Sam, viewers found themselves enamored not only by the shows central mystery (uncovering the perpetrator of a costly, phallic prank), but the precision with which the series had satirized the genre itself. In this case study, join the creative team behind Vandal for a detailed look at the series from pitch, to development, to bonafide hit, as they discuss their own influences and fascination with the true crime genre.Panelists: Dan Perrault (Co-Creator/EP), Tony Yacenda (Co-Creator/EP/Director), Dan Lagana (Showrunner/EP), Joe Farrell (VP of Longform Content, Funny or Die/EP)Recorded Live at ATX Television Festival June 8, 2018LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/12/201852 minutes, 49 seconds
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"Directors and Showrunners" from ATX

As different directors tackle single episodes or an entire series, a strong relationship between directors and showrunners is crucial to maintaining a cohesive and dynamic vision of the storytelling. Join these showrunner + director pairs, who have worked together across multiple episodes, as they discuss the challenges of collaborating across a season of stories, establishing trust, and what occurs when opinions collide. Panelists: Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (The Americans); Thomas Schlamme (The Americans); Kevin Falls (Pitch, The West Wing); Paris Barclay (Pitch); Dave Andron (Snowfall) Moderated by Director Kat Candler (Queen Sugar)Recorded Live at ATX Television Festival June 10, 2017 Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/5/20181 hour, 36 seconds
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"A Showrunner Defined" from ATX

Greg Garcia (creator, My Name Is Earl), Tracey Wigfield (creator, Great News), Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show), Bob Daily (Superior Donuts), and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman) discuss what the job of showrunner actually entails, swapping stories, asking each other for advice, and giving insight into the lessons theyve learned along the way. Moderated by Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries).Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 11, 2017.Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/29/201859 minutes, 59 seconds
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“Power(ful) TV” from ATX

Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator, Sweet/Vicious), Gloria Calderon Kellett (creator, One Day at a Time), Justin Simien (creator, Dear White People), and David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights) discuss how their series have surpassed diversity trends and token characters by organically weaving in storylines of race, religion, sexual assault, the foster care system, immigration, health care, and many many more, with the belief that exposing audiences to a variety of people, experiences, and worlds they might never encounter will normalize these unfamiliar issues and defuse them once and for all. Moderated by Maury McIntyre (President, Television Academy).Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2017.Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/22/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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“The Revival of the Socially Conscious Sitcom” from ATX

Bob Daily (Superior Donuts), Justin Simien (creator, Dear White People), Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellett (creators, One Day at a Time), and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show) discuss taking their inspiration from Norman Lear and incorporating issues and debates that are meant to challenge and teach. From race to gender, and politics to religion, these sitcom writers achieve bigger conversations about issues that make a difference in your life, while still making you laugh. Moderated by CNN's Sandra Gonzalez. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2017.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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"Teens on TV" LA Festival of Books

"Teens on TV" from the LA Times Festival of Books. Lauren Iungerich (creator, On My Block and Awkward), Gina Fattore (Better Things; Gilmore Girls; Dawson's Creek), and Dave Nadelberg (creator, The Mortified Guide) discuss angst on TV, from the scripted (The Wonder Years, Freaks & Geeks) to The Mortified Guide, a nonfiction storytelling project where adults share the embarrassing things they wrote as teenagers.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/8/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Colony + Aline Brosh McKenna, Sam Bain, & Tanya Saracho @ LA Festival of Books

Catching up with Colony creator Ryan Condal and co-showrunner Wes Tooke. Season 3 of Colony premieres on USA tomorrow night, May 2! Then, Aline Brosh McKenna (co-creator, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Sam Bain (creator, Peep Show, Fresh Meat, Ill Behaviour), Tanya Saracho (creator, Vida; How to Get Away with Murder; Looking). Recorded live at the LA Times Festival of Books on April 22, 2018.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/1/20181 hour, 48 minutes, 33 seconds
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"Presidents of TV" from ATX

Craig Erwich (Hulu), Jennifer Salke (NBC), Casey Bloys (HBO), Nick Grad (FX), and Gary Levine (Showtime) discuss how their networks forge individual paths in a time of "Peak TV," their decisions behind which and how many series to order, balancing their brands while growing their audiences, and more. Moderated by Debra Birnbaum (Variety).Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017.Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/20181 hour, 26 seconds
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“Too Close To Home” from ATX

Javier Grillo-Marxuach (creator, The Middleman), Robia Rashid (creator, Atypical), Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected), and David Hudgins (Parenthood) discuss storylines they’ve created or by happenstance been assigned to that have mirrored parts of their own lives, how they walked the line between truth and fiction, and how they personally tackled subjects that might be a little too close to home. Moderated by Natalie Abrams (Entertainment Weekly). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Nell Scovell with Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels

Recorded March 22, 2018, at the Skirball Cultural Center as part of the Writers Bloc Presents series. For more terrific live writers events visits: http://writersblocpresents.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/10/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 51 seconds
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Chappaquiddick

Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, writers of Chappaquiddick, discuss their motivation for writing about Ted Kennedy's 1969 scandal, finding characters in well knows personalities, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/201854 minutes, 56 seconds
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Adam Rifkin

The writer/director of The Last Movie Star discusses his lifelong quest to work with Burt Reynolds, his past credits including Mousehunt and Knucklehead, his process, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/27/201846 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Terror

Developer/showrunner David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash; True Story) and showrunner Soo Hugh (creator, The Whispers; The Killing) chat about their new AMC show, a cold thriller called The Terror. They discuss balancing various tones, a character-first storytelling technique, and lots more. The Terror premieres on AMC on March 26.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/20/201842 minutes, 36 seconds
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Gerry Duggan + “Family Drama” from ATX

Catching up with comics writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), whose new Image title Analog comes out April 4. Check it out! From ATX: Michael Rauch (creator, Royal Pains), Mitchell Burgess & Robin Green (creators, Blue Bloods), David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights), Paul Garnes (Queen Sugar), and Anna Fricke (Everwood) discuss the process of shaping familial relationships on TV, how they are inherently complicated, and why they believe week after week (or all at once) audiences invest in the struggles, successes, and tragedies of these fictional families. Moderated by Sarah Rodman (LA Times). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 11 seconds
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Kayla Alpert, Leila Cohan-Miccio, and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran

Kayla Alpert (Code Black; Sweet Valley High); Leila Cohan-Miccio (Santa Clarita Diet; Awkward); Dwayne Johnson-Cochran (Heist 88).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 25 seconds
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“Network's Identity” from ATX

As the TV landscape changes, each network grapples to find its own place on the spectrum. Kathleen McCaffrey (HBO), Grant Gish (Marvel), and Karey Burke (Freeform) discuss their respective programming ethos and how their competitions successes and failures inform the direction they lead their networks. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/20181 hour, 20 seconds
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Kenny Smith, Rebecca Perry Cutter, and Andrew Reich

Andrew Reich (Friends; Netflix's Rev Run show) Kenny Smith (black-ish; The Game); Rebecca Cutter (Gotham; The Mentalist).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/20/20181 hour, 53 seconds
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Scott Neustadter & Michael Weber

Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nominees for The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, dig deep on their process, offer valuable advice about choosing what to write, discuss their past projects including their breakthrough script for (500) Days of Summer and their John Green adaptations The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/201851 minutes, 55 seconds
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“TV Under Trump” from ATX

Javier Grillo-Marxuach (creator, The Middleman), Michael Rauch (creator, Royal Pains), Julie Plec (creator, The Vampire Diaries), Beau Willimon (creator, House of Cards), Liz Tigelaar (Casual), and Paul Garnes (Queen Sugar) discuss approaching their art as both an outlet and a tool, how (or if) they plan to write for fans that might not agree with them, and where the responsibility of an artist lies in a divided world. Moderated by Michael Schneider (IndieWire). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/6/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 2 seconds
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Liz Hara Part 2

New writer Liz Hara returns! When last we left Liz, she'd moved to LA from New York to work on Life In Pieces. She's still on staff on the CBS sit-com and shares stories about growing more comfortable in the writers' room, discovering how the show works and ticks, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/201837 minutes
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Holly Sorensen, Nick Antosca, and Stacy Rukeyser

Holly Sorensen (Step Up: High Water; creator, Make It Or Break It); Nick Antosca (creator, Channel Zero); Stacy Rukeyser (Unreal; One Tree Hill)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/23/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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Better Call Saul Season 3 in Review

Co-creator/showrunner Peter Gould and writers Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison, Gordon Smith, Ann Cherkis, and Heather Marion discuss the third season of the AMC series, bringing back (introducing?) Gus Fring, their process and the show's depictions of process, turning Jimmy into Saul, and what comes next.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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General Hospital

Head writer Shelly Altman and co-head writer Chris Van Etten of the long-running (55 years and counting!) daytime soap opera are joined by GH super-fan Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show; LA>Vegas) to discuss the nuts and bolts of writing a daily hour-long drama.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/9/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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John Shiban, CeCe Pleasants, and Liz Hannah

John Shiban (Shut Eye; The X-Files; Breaking Bad); CeCe Pleasants (Bill Nye Saves the World; Jimmy Kimmel Live!); Liz Hannah (The Post)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/19/20171 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Exorcist

Show creator Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy) and co-showrunner Sean Crouch (Numb3rs) discuss the Fox series' second season, horror on network TV, capturing the feel of both the original film and William Peter Blatty's book, and more. The season finale of The Exorcist is December 15 on Fox. You can catch up on the show on Hulu! It's worth it!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage

Writer Josh Schwartz is the creator of The OC, Chuck, Gossip Girl, and more. Fake Empire, his production company with partner Stephanie Savage, is behind Hulu's Runaways, CW's Dynasty and Hart of Dixie, and many other TV shows and films. Josh and Stephanie discuss their successes and failures, how writing is like producing and how it isn't, bringing Runaways to the screen, and lots more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/5/20171 hour, 23 seconds
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Patrick Brammall and Trent O’Donnell, Cynthia Mort, Sanjay Shah

Patrick Brammall and Trent ODonnell (creators, No Activity); Cynthia Mort (creator, Tell Me You Love Me; Roseanne); Sanjay Shah (Fresh Off the Boat; Cougar Town).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/28/201752 minutes, 29 seconds
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Frankie Shaw & Sarah-Violet Bliss

Frankie Shaw (creator, SMILF); Sarah-Violet Bliss (co-creator, Search Party).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/21/201758 minutes, 24 seconds
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Future Man

Creators Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir (Sausage Party) and showrunner Ben Karlin (Modern Family; The Daily Show) discuss their new Hulu series, a sci-fi comedy.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/14/201737 minutes, 7 seconds
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Stephen Chbosky

The writer/director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the forthcoming Wonder chats about the line between honesty and sentimentality, the similarities between novel writing and film directing, why and how he writes, and gives a valuable four-point piece of advice to writers.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/201756 minutes, 14 seconds
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Stan Against Evil

Live from Id10tfest, creator Dana Gould (The Simpsons) and stars John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (Legend of Korra) look back on the show's first season and look forward to the second which premieres November 1 on IFC! Moderated by Nerdist's Jessica Chobot. Stan Against Evil theme is by Eban Schletter.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/201752 minutes, 14 seconds
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Glenn Gordon Caron, Hillary Benefiel, and Rob Wright

Glenn Gordon Caron (creator of Moonlighting, Now & Again, and Medium); Hillary Benefiel (Beyond; Person of Interest); Rob Wright (Lethal Weapon [TV]; Ash Vs the Evil Dead; Walker Texas Ranger).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/20171 hour, 22 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sera Gamble, Sallie Patrick, and Lindsey Shockley

Sera Gamble (showrunner, The Magicians; Supernatural; upcoming; You), Sallie Patrick (showrunner, Dynasty; Revenge), Lindsey Shockley (creator, Unit Zero; Black-ish; Trophy Wife)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/201756 minutes, 45 seconds
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Billy Ray, Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, and Alison Schapker

Billy Ray (creator, The Last Tycoon; Captain Phillips; The Hunger Games); Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (creators, Kevin [Probably] Saves the World; showrunners, Agent Carter); Alison Schapker (Scandal; The Flash; Fringe, Alias)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mark Feuerstein, Dana Klein, and Davita Scarlett

Mark Feuerstein (co-creator, 9JKL; actor, Royal Pains); Dana Klein (co-creator, 9JKL; Friends; Becker); Davita Scarlett (Queen Sugar; Constantine)LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 8 seconds
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“Watercooler Meets Murderboard” from ATX

From Reddit threads and think pieces to live-tweeting and podcasts, the TV Theory business is booming. Yet, for a series with an ongoing mystery and unanswered questions, it can feel like the fandom is more interested solving a show than experiencing it. Michael Rauch (creator, Royal Pains), Monica Owusu-Breen (Alias), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost), Noreen O'Toole (associate producer, Westworld), and Eric Goldman (Marvel, IGN) discuss how hyper-analysis does (and doesnt) affect the creative process, balancing the art of misdirection vs. deception, and what it means to cede your story to an audience in 2017. Moderated by Natalie Abrams (Entertainment Weekly). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/201756 minutes, 37 seconds
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“Prepackaged” from ATX

TV executives Kathleen McCaffrey (HBO), Grant Gish (Marvel), Carolyn Newman (eOne), Alex Maggioni (Amblin), Ali Krug (Annapurna Television), Peter Gal (Dreamworks Animation Television), and Simran Sethi (Freeform) discuss the pros & cons of finding and purchasing pre-existing properties across all formats, employing appropriate talent to adapt, packaging with cast and directors, selling to networks, and more. Moderated by Dan Fienberg (The Hollywood Reporter). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/201759 minutes
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Tim McKeon/Stacey Sher

Producer Stacey Sher's films include Adventures in Babysitting, Reality Bites, The Fisher King, Get Shorty, Pulp Fiction, Erin Brokovitch, Django Unchained, and many, many more. She discusses her successes and her role in making so many landmark films, her stint at Danny DeVito's Jersey Films, working with writers and directors, and her current job as the co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios. Plus: a short chat with returning guest Tim McKeon (creator of Odd Squad) about his new Amazon pilot, Will vs the Future, a YA sci-fi comedy about the boy who may destroy the future and the girl sent from the future to prevent that from happening. Will vs the Future is available to watch now on Amazon, and you should! And if you like it, please leave a review!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/20172 hours, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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“Life After TV High School” from ATX.

Just in time to go back to school, writers Julie Plec (Dawson's Creek; The Vampire Diaries), Amanda Lasher (Sweet/Vicious; Gossip Girl) and YA author turned YA TV producer Rebecca Serle (Famous in Love) discuss the New Adult genre, why it has taken the place of YA, and the fun and challenges of post-high school teen characters. Moderated by Jarett Wieselman (BuzzFeed). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 11, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/201759 minutes, 19 seconds
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Alias writers reunion from ATX

Ken Olin, Sarah Caplan, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, and Monica Owusu-Breen reunite to reflect on the shows long-term impact, the challenges of maintaining their elaborate concept across 105 episodes, and to share their favorite moments in the life of Sydney Bristow. Moderated by Sara Vilkomerson (Entertainment Weekly). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/22/201759 minutes, 40 seconds
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“Friendships on TV” panel from ATX

Mara Brock Akil (creator, Being Mary Jane), Kevin Falls (creator, Franklin & Bash), Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator, Sweet/Vicious), and Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham (creators/stars, Playing House) discuss writing TV friendships. Moderated by Jarett Wieselman (BuzzFeed). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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“First gigs” from ATX

Graham Yost (creator, Justified) and Dave Andron (Justified) and Julie Plec (creator, The Originals) and Carina MacKenzie (The Originals) in conversation about taking chances and catching breaks, exploring the relationship from both sides of that first gig. Moderated by Sara Osburn (Mix 94.7). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 8, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/8/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Greg Garcia and James Roland

Greg Garcia (creator, The Guest Book, My Name Is Earl, The Millers, Raising Hope, and Yes, Dear); James Roland (creator, Blood Drive).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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Samantha McIntyre, Jennifer Muro and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong

Samantha McIntyre (People of Earth; Unicorn Store); Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny); Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Family Guy).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/25/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Northern Exposure

Creator Josh Brand, writers/executive producers Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, writer/producer Cheryl Bloch, and cast members Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Cynthia Geary, and Adam Arkin reunite to discuss the series enduring strangeness, how the self-proclaimed comedy became an award-winning drama, and why we were still thinking about that moose more than 20 years later. Moderated by Variety's Maureen Ryan who can be found on Twitter at @MoRyan and who is co-releasing this episode on her own podcast, Talking TV. Subscribe now for lots of great TV talk! Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 9, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/18/201743 minutes, 43 seconds
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“I'll Have What Phil's Having... for Breakfast!”

A double feature with Everybody Loves Raymond creator and food-lover Phil Rosenthal. Breakfast with Phil has become an ATX Television Festival tradition. From last year's fest, Ben Blacker join Phil to talk breakfast tacos, coffee, travel, and more, while Phil resists the narrative. Then, from 2017's season six, Sweet/Vicious creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson joins Phil to discuss his favorite moments from the first season of I'll Have What Phil's Having, his favorite places he visited on this upcoming season, what he thinks Raymond would look like if it were on the air today. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/20171 hour, 48 minutes, 32 seconds
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Fargo & The Leftovers

A double dose from ATX Teleivion Festival. First, following a screening of Episode 309 (Aporia) , creator Noah Hawley, executive producer John Cameron, and actors Michael Stuhlbarg and Mary McDonnell discuss the series, season three, and the future of Fargo. Then, creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta and executive producer/director Mimi Leder discuss the end of HBO's The Leftovers, from the creative collaboration that shaped three incredibly distinct seasons, a departure from the book, and a look back at their favorite moments from the final episode. Moderated by Variety's Maureen Ryan who can be found on Twitter at @MoRyan and who is co-releasing this episode on her own podcast, Talking TV. Subscribe now for lots of great TV talk! Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 8-9, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/4/20171 hour, 57 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Americans

Fresh off the heels of The Americans' penultimate season, creator/showrunner Joe Weisberg and executive producer/showrunner Joel Fields reflect on the gripping, nail-biting journey of the Jennings family across the last five years, as viewers prepare themselves for the final episodes of FX's critically acclaimed drama. Moderated by Variety's Debra Birnbaum. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/27/201744 minutes, 29 seconds
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Misha Green, Jake Fogelnest, and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

Misha Green (creator, Underground); Jake Fogelnest (Girlboss; Difficult People); Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show; New Girl).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/20/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz, Lindsey Allen and Heather V. Regnier

Brigitte Muoz-Liebowitz (People of Earth; Brooklyn 99); Lindsey Allen (MacGuyver; Agent Carter); Heather V. Regnier (Sleepy Hollow; Falling Skies).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/13/201759 minutes, 57 seconds
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Full Frontal

Field Correspondents Ashley Nicole Black, Allana Harkin, and Mike Rubens discuss keeping a sense of humor when things get dire, putting the show together, keeping up with the news, the guidance of Samantha Bee, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/201748 minutes, 40 seconds
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Liz Hara Part 1

Writer Liz Hara just completed her first week as a professional TV writer on a network show, Life In Pieces. In this first of what we hope will be many chats with Liz, she describes how she got the job, her previous work as a costumer and puppet-wrangler on Sesame Street, her concerns and expectations of being in a writers' room and the reality she faced there.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/30/201741 minutes, 51 seconds
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Powerful TV and The Shield Writers' Reunion

Powerful TV panel from ATX, Jack Amiel (co-creator, The Knick), Jason Katims (creator, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood), Jennie Snyder Urman (creator, Jane the Virgin), Mike Royce (co-creator, Men of a Certain Age; Enlisted), and Carter Covington (Faking It) discuss how their series have surpassed diversity trends and token characters by organically weaving in storylines of race, religion, the foster care system, immigration, abortion, health care, and many many more. Moderated by Maury McIntyre (President of the Television Academy). PLUS: The Shield Writers' Room Reunion with creator Shawn Ryan (co-creator, Timeless), Glen Mazzara (Damien; The Walking Dead), Scott Rosenbaum (Queen of the South), Kurt Sutter (creator, Sons of Anarchy), and Charles Chic Eglee (Hemlock Grove; The Walking Dead). Moderated by Lynette Rice (EW). Recorded June 2016 at ATX Television Festival. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/23/20171 hour, 55 minutes, 59 seconds
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Downward Dog

The showrunners of ABC's terrific Downward Dog, John Hoberg & Kat Likkel, talk about being a married couple and writing partners, protecting and translating the show creators' vision, what they learned working on My Name Is Earl, The Neighbors, and more, running Galavant in its second season, their approach to comedy, and lots more. Downward Dog premieres May 17th on ABC. Watch it! It's like a terrific indie movie that happens to have a dog as its narrator.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mary Kills People

Creator Tara Armstrong, showrunner Tassie Cameron (co-creator, Rookie Blue), and lead actor Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal; Wonder Falls) discuss their new Lifetime show, writing complicated characters, their hectic shooting schedule, adding comedy and crime to a euthanasia drama, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/201746 minutes, 20 seconds
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The OC Writers Room reunion from ATX

With creator Josh Schwartz (creator, Gossip Girl, Chuck, and more), Stephanie Savage (creator, Gossip Girl, The Astronaut Wives Club), Leila Gerstein (creator, Hart of Dixie), and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas. Moderated by Alan Sepinwall (HitFix). Recorded June 12, 2016 at ATX Television Festival on June 12, 2016. Plus: Blind Casting panel featuring casting director Jennifer Euston (Orange Is the New Black; GLOW), casting director Tracy Lilienfield (Superior Donuts; Grace & Frankie), Justin Spitzer (creator, Life in Pieces), Brian Michael Bendis (creator, Powers, Jessica Jones), Brad DeLima (VP casting, NBCUniversal). Recorded June 10, 2016 at ATX Television Festival on June 12, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/4/20171 hour, 24 minutes, 57 seconds
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Gerry Duggan/Philipp Meyer

A double header today. First, TV and comics writer Gerry Duggan (Attack of the Show) talks about his new Guardians of the Galaxy book for Marvel, bringing humanity to Deadpool, comedy in comics, and lots more. Gerry's All New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 is out tomorrow, May 3, and the Free Comic Book Day special is out on Saturday! Then, Philipp Meyer, creator of AMC's new series The Son, discusses bringing his sprawling novel to TV, working in a writers' room for the first time, artistic integrity, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/2/20171 hour, 43 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Handmaid's Tale

Executive Producer Warren Littlefield (former president of NBC) and creator Bruce Miller (The 100; Eureka; ER) discuss their adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel, why the time is right for the story, working with Hulu, their history together, and lots more. The Handmaid's Tale premieres April 26 on Hulu.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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David Caspe, Amanda Lasher and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

David Caspe (creator, Happy Endings and Marry Me); Amanda Lasher (Togetherness; Gossip Girl; Sweet/Vicious); Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator, Sweet/Vicious).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/18/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 3 seconds
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Hilary Winston, Henry Alonso Myers and Lon Zimmet

Hilary Winston (creator, Bad Teacher; Community; My Name Is Earl, Happy Endings); Henry Alonso Myers (Ugly Betty; The Magicians; Charmed), Lon Zimmet (Superstore; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Happy Endings).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Negotiations special

Former WGA President Christopher Keyser (co-creator, Party of Five) is joined by guild members Marqui Jackson (Rosewood; Battle Creek) and Deirdre Mangan (iZombie) to talk about today's return to the negotiating table with the AMPTP (the studios and networks), what the WGA is asking for, what's at stake, bagels, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/10/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Krista Vernoff, Stefanie Leder, Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux

Krista Vernoff (Grey's Anatomy; Private Practice; Shameless); Stefanie Leder (Faking It; Melissa & Joey); Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux (Bob's Burgers).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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Amy Aniobi, Charles Murray and Ben Wexler

New pal Amy Aniobi (Insecure; Silicon Valley) joins returning champions Charles Murray (Luke Cage; Sons of Anarchy) and Ben Wexler (The Grinder; creator, The Comedians) to talk about what they all learned as assistants, common mistakes new writers make, ruining friendships, and lots more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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Paul Scheuring

The creator of Prison Break and author of the new novel The Far Shore discusses prose writing, TV writing, compromising his vision, his Buddhism, and more. Recorded at Book Soup in Los Angeles on March 10, 2017.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/23/201736 minutes, 32 seconds
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Gina Fattore, Courtney Lilly & Kathleen Robertson

Gina Fattore (Dawson's Creek; Californication; Better Things); Courtney Lilly (Black-ish; My Boys), Kathleen Robertson (writer: upcoming: Swimming with Sharks; Your Time Is Up; actor: Murder in the First; Beverly Hills 90210).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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Simon Rich, Dave Holstein, Richard Keith & Erin Cardillo

Simon Rich (creator, Man Seeking Woman); Richard Keith & Erin Cardillo (creators, Significant Mother, Life Sentence), Dave Holstein (I'm Dying Up Here; Weeds).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 46 seconds
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Barbara Hall

The creator of Madam Secretary, Judging Amy, and Joan of Arcadia talks about tackling politics, writing about what's important, what she's learned from each experience, getting her start on Northern Exposure and I'll Fly Away, her country rock band, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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Fantasy TV from ATX

John Wirth (V; Falling Skies), Krista Vernoff (Charmed; Wonderfalls), and Joanna Klein (SVP Scripted Development, The CW) discuss fantasy TV from building the look of a new world and the characters that inhabit it to placing supernatural characters into our everyday lives. Moderated by Emily Moss Wilson. PLUS: The Ugly Betty reunion with creator Silvio Horta and cast members America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, Eric Mabius, Michael Urie, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Mark Indelicato, Rebecca Romijn, Ashley Jensen, and Judith Light. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 12, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/2/20172 hours, 41 minutes, 5 seconds
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Christine Lennon/Bob Daily

Superior Donuts co-creator Bob Daily talks about finding new material with every show, from his earliest days on Frasier to Desperate Housewives, The Odd Couple, and more, what he's learned from rooms he's worked in, how to write good characters, and more. But first, Christine Lennon discusses The Drifter, her first novel after twenty years as a journalist. Lennon talks about her process, the serial killer on her college campus that inspired the story of friendship, and more. The Drifter is available now via Amazon or your local bookstore!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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Betsy Beers

Shondaland's partner who isn't Shonda talks about working in one of the top pods in the business, where it's headed, and more. In conversation with EW's editor-in-chief Henry Goldblatt. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jon Bokenkamp

The creator of The Blacklist and its spin-off, The Blacklist: Redemption, discusses why he made the move to television after fourteen years in features, leaving and returning to LA, his collaborators, how he does and doesn't like writing, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/201743 minutes, 10 seconds
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Crisis of Faith panel from ATX

Comedies and dramas alike are finding the humanity and nuance in faith-based storylines, whether its reconciling concepts of self and sexuality in religion or questioning a long-standing ideology. How does a series navigate what role a characters faith will play in his or her story or the show as a whole? Jessica Goldberg (The Path), Brenda Lilly & Hollis Rich (State of Grace), Glen Mazzara (Damien), Jack Amiel (The Knick), and Tom Fontana (Oz) discuss navigating questions of God and church within their series and the role of religion in an ever-expanding landscape of content. Moderated by Sandra Gonzalez (Mashable). PLUS: The Preacher panel with series creator Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) and stars Anatol Yusef, Ruth Negga, and Dominic Cooper. Moderated by Eric Goldman (IGN). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 12, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/20171 hour, 47 minutes, 53 seconds
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Shawn Ryan & Eric Kripke

The creators of NBC's Timeless discuss their collaboration, the tricks of writing time travel, how creating their own showsThe Shield and Supernatural, respectively as young writers informed their process, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Humans

Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, creators of Channel 4/AMC's Humans, talk about artificial intelligence in storytelling, what Westworld does well, their earlier work on MI-5, and lots more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds
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Incorporated's Ted Humphrey and David Pastor

The showrunner and co-creator of the Syfy series Incorporated discuss their working relationship, their show's relevance, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/201756 minutes, 18 seconds
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Will Beall, Dan Newmark and Ben Newmark

Will Beall (developer/showrunner, Training Day); Dan Newmark and Ben Newmark (Gigi Does It; Coupled).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/31/20171 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Escapist Comedy from ATX

Take a break from reality with a double header from ATX, a Television Festival. First, Jennie Snyder Urman (creator, Jane the Virgin), Kevin Biegel (creator, Enlisted and Cougartown), Justin Adler (creator, Life in Pieces), and Dana Tuinier (VP Original Programming, TVLand) talk about why a kinder approach to storytelling may be exactly what viewers want and need. Moderated by Dan Fienberg (THR). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 12, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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Can We Get Back to Politics? from ATX

The American political system often lends itself to some of TVs bleakest and most inspiring moments. In this conversation, Kevin Falls (The West Wing), Rosemary Rodriguez (The Good Wife), and Bryan Seabury (SVP Drama Development, CBS) examine working with an existing framework of D.C., what happens when fictional politics meet real-world expectations. and why the subject lends itself to rich storytelling and keeps an audience tuning in. Moderated by Henry Goldblatt (EW). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 11, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/20171 hour, 7 seconds
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Throwing Shade

Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi talk about translating their Maximum Fun podcast into a TV Land late-night style series, their performance backgrounds, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/201745 minutes, 14 seconds
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Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton

The It's Always Sunny in Philadephia writers and co-stars discuss their now-airing 12th season, changing the face of TV comedy, how their show is written, and more. Co-hosted by Sunny super-fan Jenny Klein (Supernatural; Jessica Jones).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/20171 hour, 22 minutes, 1 second
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Roundtable with Peter Tolan, Brannon Braga, Y. Shireen Razack and Adam Nussdorf

Peter Tolan (co-creator/showrunner, Outsiders, Rescue Me); Brannon Braga (co-creator/showrunner, Salem; Star Trek: Next Generation); Y. Shireen Razack (Shadowhunters); Adam Nussdorf (creator, Beyond).LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/3/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 8 seconds
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2016 Year in Review

Phillip Iscove (co-creator, Sleepy Hollow), Gloria Calderon Kellett (co-creator, the new One Day at a Time), and Dierdre Mangan (iZombie) look back on 2016 and try to find hope in the trends, movements, and good TV from this annus horribilis.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/20161 hour, 17 minutes, 18 seconds
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Patrick Ness

The screenwriter of A Monster Calls, and the author of the novel on which it's based, talks about how anyone with a story can be a writer, adapting his novel, his process, his other books including the Chaos Walking series and The Rest of Us Just Live Here, the Doctor Who spin-off Class he created for BBC, and more. A Monster Calls is in theaters December 23rd and throughout January.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/13/201636 minutes, 2 seconds
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Matt Ross

The actor (Silicon Valley; Big Love) and writer/director of Captain Fantastic, one of the best movies of the year, chats about stepping behind the camera, writing for actors, the biographical aspects of Captain Fantastic, and more. Seriously, stop messing around and see Captain Fantastic.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/6/201650 minutes, 9 seconds
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Eric Heisserer

The screenwriter of Arrival talks about the decade-long process of bringing that story to the screen, hard hat jobs he's worked on including the remake/prequel of The Thing, his directorial debut, Hours, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/29/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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Writers Assistants

Megan Metzger (When Calls the Heart), Dave Metzger (The Blacklist), Joelle Cornett (Pure Genius), Charlotte Lewis (Faking It), and Jake Thomas (Notorious) discuss what the job entails, how they got their jobs, the best rooms, and the odd place a writers' assistant holds in a writers' room. Recorded on September 11, 2016 at Nerdmelt Theater.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/22/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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300th episode

Michael Schur (creator of The Good Place; co-creator of Parks & Recreation), Damon Lindelof (co-creator, Lost, The Leftovers), Carlton Cuse (co-creator of Jack Ryan, Colony, and Bates Motel; co-showrunner, Lost), Marti Noxon (co-creator of Unreal and Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce), Douglas Petrie (co-showrunner of Daredevil and The Defenders), David Fury (Buffy; 24), Jane Espenson (Buffy; Once Upon a Time), Charles Murray (Luke Cage; Sons of Anarchy), Andrew Miller (co-creator, Secret Circle; creator of the upcoming Tremors), Andrew Reich (Friends; co-producer Dead Pilots Society), Ben Acker (co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour; Supernatural), and Heath Corson (co-host, Nerdist Comics Panel; Scream) join Ben Blacker and Writers Panel darlings Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Avatar 3) and Jeff Greenstein (Friends; co-showrunner, Will & Grace; director, Mom) to celebrate this milestone episode of the podcast! Recorded at Largo at the Coronet on November 6, 2016.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/15/20161 hour, 51 minutes, 3 seconds
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Martin Gero

Blindspot creator Martin Gero chats about putting together the team, breaking story, how he uses the writers' room, his unusual hiring process, his late, beloved series LA Complex, procedurals, those tattoos, and more. Recorded at EW Popfest in Los Angeles, CA on October 29, 2016.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/201645 minutes, 51 seconds
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John Green

The author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and more discusses discovering young adult fiction, the invention of characters, how his stories take shape, his earnest love of The Babysitters Club books, and more; he even drops some hints about his next novel! Recorded at NerdCon: Stories in Minneapolis, MN on October 14, 2016.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panelCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/20161 hour, 37 minutes, 9 seconds
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CBS Women Showrunners Panel

Barbara Hall (creator of Madame Secretary, Judging Amy, and Joan of Arcadia); Joan Rater (co-creator of Doubt); Aline Brosh McKenna (co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend); Jenny Snyder Urman (creator of Jane the Virgin); Corinne Brinkerhoff (creator of No Tomorrow). Recorded at CBS Studios on October 5, 2016.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/25/20161 hour, 30 minutes, 45 seconds
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Harry Elfont & Deborah Kaplan

The creators of the new MTV show Mary + Jane discuss writing what they care about, their partnership and process, their breakthrough feature that led to Can't Hardly Wait, what happened after Josie & the Pussycats, and lots more. Ben Blacker and The Writers Panel have lots of upcoming live shows and appearances, including the 300th Episode Celebration on 11/6 in LA with Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Marta Kauffman, Mike Schur, and lots more!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/20161 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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THOSE WHO CAN'T

Writer/creators/stars Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy discuss their TruTV comedy about teachers who are less mature than their students, getting their break in TV after the success of their Denver-based sketch group The Grawlix, the remarkable Maria Thayer, and more. Season 2 of Those Who Can't is on TruTV now. Ben Blacker and The Writers Panel have lots of upcoming live shows and appearances, including the 300th Episode Celebration on 11/6 in LA with Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Marta Kauffman, Mike Schur, and lots more!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/201651 minutes, 16 seconds
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Romance and YA TV

A double-header recorded at ATX, a Television Festival earlier this year. First, Keeping the Romance Alive with Hart Hanson (creator, Bones), Liz Tigelaar (showrunner, Casual; creator, Life Unexpected), Carter Covington (creator, Faking It), and Jennie Snyder Urman (creator, Jane the Virgin). How do writers keep a show going that's centered around a romance? What pitfalls can that bring, how do they keep an audience caring through the third, fourth, and fifth break upsor even more, after the central couple commits for the long haul, or worse decides to leave the show? Moderated by Jarret Wieselman (Buzzfeed). Then, Jarret is joined by Carina MacKenzie (The Originals) to talk about Young Adult TV with Tigelaar, Covington, Anna Fricke (developer, Being Human), and Rebecca Serle (Famous in Love). The creators of these teen centered TV shows discuss what they believe classifies a show as YA, what storylines they will and will not broach when it comes to this age range, and how they have mastered writing from the teenage perspective while garnering audiences of all ages. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10-11, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/20161 hour, 58 minutes, 29 seconds
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Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers Live from SDCC 2016

Steven Moffat (Doctor Who; Sherlock), Bryan Fuller (American Gods; Star Trek; Hannibal), and Michael Green (American Gods) join Alicia Lutes (co-host/creator, Fangirling) at the Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers panel. Recorded at San Diego Comic Con on July 21, 2016LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Westerns

Westworld creators Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, Graham Yost (creator, Justified), Jonathan Tucker (actor, Justified), John Wirth (showrunner, Hell on Wheels), and Anson Mount (actor, Hell on Wheels) discuss the rich tradition of westerns on TV from iconic characters, to revenge, duels, outlaws, lawmen, and the communities they protect.Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 11, 2016.Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/201647 minutes, 14 seconds
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First Timers and One Season Wonders

A double-header recorded at ATX, a Television Festival this year. First, Ryan Condal (co-creator, Colony), Zander Lehmann (creator, Casual), Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (co-creator, unREAL), and Joe Pokaski (co-creator, Underground) discuss the process of creating and/or running their own show for the first time, and learning to juggle all that having a new series entails, from pitching, to writing and producing a pilot, having their series picked up, organizing a writers room, and being paired with seasoned showrunners (or learning to become one themselves). Moderated by Tim Goodman (The Hollywood Reporter). Then, Debra Birnbaum (Variety) talks with Hart Hanson (creator, Backstrom), Ted Griffin (creator, Terriers), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (creator, The Middleman), and Kevin Falls (creator, Journeyman) about the lessons they have learned from their one-season wonders, the constantly-changing definitions of success, not compromising creative vision, and how these short-lived series have shaped their ongoing careers. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 11, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/20/20161 hour, 57 minutes, 13 seconds
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High Maintenance

Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, the creators, writers, and directors of web-series High Maintenance discuss their emotional writing process, keeping their trusted collaborators, the stories that interest them, and more. High Maintenance makes its premiere on HBO on September 16. All past episodes will then be available on HBOGo.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 56 seconds
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Breaking Story

Anna Fricke (developer, Being Human), Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected), Hart Hanson (creator, Bones), John Wirth (Hell on Wheels), and Scott Rosenbaum (The Shield) discuss the process of planning and plotting a season. Moderated by Natalie Abrams (Entertainment Weekly). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sam Esmail

The creator of Mr. Robot talks about how he is and isn't like his creation, writing and directing, working with his writing staff, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/30/201658 minutes, 33 seconds
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Development Executives

Joanna Klein (The CW), Kathleen McCaffrey (HBO), Grant Gish (Fox Animation), Bryan Seabury (CBS), and Brendan Countee (Hulu) discuss their role in getting an episode from pilot script to production to ready for air. Hear their POV and goals, the factors viewers might never have considered, as they give us an inside look at creating shows from the business side of show business. Moderated by Lesley Goldberg (The Hollywood Reporter). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jeff Baena

The writer/director of Joshy and Life After Beth talks about his new movie, his process, his script for I Heart Huckabees, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/20/201651 minutes, 3 seconds
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Jessica Sharzer

The screenwriter of Nerve, Speak, and other features, as well as American Horror Story writer and producer, discusses writing and directing, presenting psychological states in scripts, her process, her beginnings, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/16/201654 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pulp Page to TV Panel

Javier Grillo-Marxuach (creator, The Middleman), Brian Michael Bendis (creator of Jessica Jones and Powers), and Rosemary Rodriguez (director, Jessica Jones) discuss how a storyteller infuses his or her own voice into an often stylized and specific world while still satisfying a pre-existing (and passionate) fan base, adapting one highly visual format to another, and what makes TV such an appealing medium for exploring these fantastical series. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/201658 minutes, 35 seconds
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David Simon and Tom Fontana

After more than a decade of reporting crime from the streets of Baltimore, how did a career journalist like David Simon learn to navigate a TV writers room? The outcome was in no small part due to the indispensable guidance of veteran TV producer Tom Fontana. Together, they brought Simons realistic characterization to Homicide: Life on the Street. Separately, the two would go on to create series that defined HBO and stand out as part of the TV revolution: Oz and The Wire. Join Simon and Fontana as they reflect on their earlier and vastly different experiences in the realm of 90s broadcast TV. Moderated by Beau Willimon (creator, House of Cards) Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 11, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/201655 minutes, 14 seconds
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Alan Ball

The creator of Six Feet Under and True Blood discusses the creation of his seminal HBO series, exploring death, working with actors, swinging 180 degrees for his vampire soap opera, writing American Beauty in reaction to his experiences on sit-coms like Grace Under Fire, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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Norman Lear

Norman Lear (creator of All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude, One Day at a Time, and more) is interviewed by Katey Sagal (actor, Married with Children, Sons of Anarchy) following a screening of the new documentary about Lear, Just Another Version of You. Then, Lear is joined by Nahnatchka Khan (creator, Fresh Off the Boat), David Windsor (executive producer, The Real ONeals), Phil Rosenthal (creator, Everybody Loves Raymond), and Hollis Rich (co-creator, State of Grace) for a conversation about The New American Family and its portrayal in TV comedies. Moderated by Variety's Debra Birnbaum. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2016. Plus: amazing cover of the All in the Family theme by Jean Grae and Ted Leo! Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.comLISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/19/20161 hour, 48 minutes, 51 seconds
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Brad Meltzer and Tod Goldberg

The best-selling authors of House of Secrets discuss what each of them brings to their co-writing, learning from each other, comic books, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/12/20161 hour, 13 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Writers Guild of America

WGA vice-president David Goodman (Family Guy) and David Slack (Person of Interest; Teen Titans Go!) take a good look at the Writers Guild and discuss why writers need a union, what the union does, what was gained by the 2008 writers' strike, and how the union might improve.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/5/201658 minutes, 51 seconds
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David Mandel

The showrunner of Veep discusses taking over those duties in the just-aired season 5, early writing opportunities with Al Franken, his three years on Saturday Night Live, his time on Seinfeld, scripting Curb Your Enthusiasm, and lots more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/20161 hour, 21 minutes, 41 seconds
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Conan Writers

Head writer Matt O'Brien, Mike Sweeney, Todd Levin, Dan Cronin, Jessie Gaskill, Jose Arroyo, Leah Krinsky, Levi MacDougall, and Andres Dubouchet. Recorded April 14, 2016 at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/20161 hour, 25 minutes, 36 seconds
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Joe Pokaski, Mike O'Malley, Stephnie Weir, and Hugh Sterbakov

Joe Pokaski (creator, Underground), Mike O'Malley (Shameless; creator, Survivor's Remorse), Stephnie Weir (MadTV; The Millers), and Hugh Sterbakov (Robot Chicken). Recorded April 24, 2016 at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/7/20161 hour, 30 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chris Black

The showrunner of Cinemax's Outcast (based on the Robert Kirkman comics) talks about his start in syndicated shows like Weird Science, Cleopatra 2525, and Xena, his work on Star Trek: Enterprise, moving out of genre with Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty, rooms he learned in, pitching, and more. If you're in LA, join Chris, Robert Kirkman, and cast members to watch the first two episodes of Outcast at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on June 1st! Outcast premieres on Cinemax on June 3rd.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/31/20161 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Claudia Lonow

The creator of Rude Awakening, Accidentally on Purpose, and How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) discusses starting out as a teen actor on Knots Landing, transitioning to stand-up comedy and then writing, heartbreaks and joys of the shows she's worked on, and lots more. Plus: hear Claudia cry when she recounts the plot of Star Trek 2.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/24/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Shane Black

The writer-director-Christmas enthusiast, whose new film The Nice Guys opens May 20, discusses his interests and process, being called a hack, success and failure, and all of his films, including Lethal Weapon, The Monster Squad, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man Three, and more.Recorded May 1, 2016 at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/20161 hour, 31 minutes, 4 seconds
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“Behind Every TV Show” from Wondercon

Allison Baker (IDW Comics) hosts Emily Andras (creator, Wynonna Earp; Lost Girls), Amber Benson (actor, Buffy The Vampire Slayer; author, The Last Dreamkeeper), Deirdre Mangan (writer, iZombie), and Carolyn Omine (writer, The Simpsons; Full House) Recorded at WonderCon in Los Angeles on March 27, 2016.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/201652 minutes, 45 seconds
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Nicholas Stoller

The director/co-writer of Neighbors 2, director and/or co-writer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five Year Engagement, Get Him to the Greek, and The Muppets, among others, discusses his start in TV, collaboration, emotional comedy, co-creating The Carmichael Show, and more. Neighbors 2 opens this Friday!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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“Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed” from Wondercon

Spiro Skentzos (Grimm) hosts Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead; creator, Damien), Richard Hatem (Dead of Summer; Damien; Witches of East End), Meredith Averill (Jane the Virgin; creator, Star-Crossed), Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys; Hunters; Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Recorded at WonderCon in Los Angeles on March 26, 2016.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/201657 minutes, 17 seconds
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FILTHY PREPPY TEEN$

Filthy Preppy Teen$ co-creator Paul Scheer and writersTim Neenan (Newsreaders) and Nicole Shabtai (KirbyBuckets) discuss the new series now available on FullScreen,working on a small budget, parody, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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“Inside the Writers' Room” from Wondercon

Mark Altman (creator, Femme Fatales) hosts Jose Molina(Agent Carter; Firefly), Steven Melching (Star Wars:Rebels), Sarah Watson (Parenthood), Ashley Miller(Thor; X-Men: First Class), Amy Berg (Counterpart;Eureka), and Gabrielle Stanton (Haven; TheFlash). Recorded at WonderCon in Los Angeles on March 26, 2016.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/30/201650 minutes, 48 seconds
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Joe Hill

The author of the new novel The Fireman, as well asHorns, NOS4A2, and Heart-Shaped Box, the shortstory collection 20th Century Ghosts, and the comic bookseries Locke & Key talks candidly about his process,his influences, horror and genre, his famous writer parents StephenKing and Tabitha King, failure, and more. Recorded at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts on November 14, 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/20161 hour, 25 minutes, 19 seconds
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Scot Armstrong

The creator of Dice and the writer of Old School, School for Scoundrels, Semi-Pro, The Hangover II, and more, discusses working with Andrew Dice Clay on the new Showtime series, his cutting away process, gathering ideas and when it's time to write, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/201656 minutes, 16 seconds
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Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy, the co-creator of Schitt's Creek with his father Eugene Levy (Waiting for Guffman; SCTV), discusses being a first-time showrunner, creating a happy work environment, learning from his father, and more. Schitt's Creek is now in its second season.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/201651 minutes, 38 seconds
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WAYWARD PINES

Creator Chad Hodge, executive producer Donald De Line and cast members Carla Gugino and Reed Diamond discuss the first season of the hit summer series. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter's Daniel Fienberg. Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/201635 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ben Karlin

The former Daily Show showrunner and Colbert Report co-creator discusses the daily grind of late night, his new pilots and the shows that got away, writing features, books, and TV, The Onion, Modern Family, and lots more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/20161 hour, 20 minutes, 6 seconds
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“Boy Meets Girl Meets World” from ATX

Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World creator Michael Jacobs is joined by cast members Ben Savage, Rowan Blanchard, and Sabrina Carpenter for a look at tween series from 1990s and the 2010s. Moderated by TV Guide's Robyn Ross. Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/201659 minutes, 9 seconds
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Justin Adler

The creator of Life in Pieces talks about the short story structure of his sit-com, how far to push in comedy, early experiences on The Larry Sanders Show and Less Than Perfect, collaborating with his writers and cast, and lots more. The first season finale of Life in Pieces airs on 3/31 on CBS.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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EMPIRE

Writer/executive producer/co-creator Danny Strong (Recount; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1&2) and co-executive producer/writer Wendy Calhoun (Justified; Revenge; Nashville) discuss the first season of the blockbuster series. Moderated by Buzzfeed's Jarett Wieselman. Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/26/201653 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ali Adler

The co-creator/showrunner of Supergirl dicusses the three-shows-in-one being produced every week, balancing the super and the girl, being drawn to multi-generic television, her first job on Beverly Hills 90210, early work in comedy rooms such as It's Like, You Know and Family Guy, collaborating with Ryan Murphy on Glee and The New Normal, and with Greg Berlanti on No Ordinary Family and Supergirl, and lots more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/201652 minutes, 14 seconds
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Focus Testing panel from ATX

Kyle Killen (creator of Awake, Lone Star, and Mind Games) returns for another look at a specific track of television production with a presentation on the testing process. Following his breakdown of the unique stage of production, Kyle is joined by Julie Plec (co-creator, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals), Ben Wexler (co-creator, The Comedians), Chad Hodge (creator, Wayward Pines), and Dina Hillier (VP of Comedy Development, Paramount Television) to discuss their own experiences with focus groups and testing and how that changed his or her show. Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttps://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/19/20161 hour, 25 minutes, 2 seconds
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Doug Petrie & Marco Ramirez, Melissa Rosenberg, Jason Katims, Jessica Goldberg

Doug Petrie & Marco Ramirez (showrunners, Marvel's Daredevil); Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight movies; creator, Marvel's Jessica Jones); Jason Katims (creator, Parenthood; creator, About a Boy; Friday Night Lights); Jessica Goldberg (creator, The Path). Recorded February 21, 2016 at the 826LA space in Los Angeles.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panelhttp://atxfestival.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/20161 hour, 37 minutes, 23 seconds
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“Final Finale” panel from ATX Television Festival

Marta Kauffman (co-creator, Friends), Ron Cowen & Dan Lipman (developers, Queer as Folk [US]), and Graham Yost (creator, Justified) discuss the pressure, the satisfaction, the luxury, and pain of wrapping up their stories, the weight that comes with deciding the final shot, satisfying a viewer while doing the characters justice, and more. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Editor in Chief Henry Goldblatt. Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/201653 minutes, 22 seconds
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Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski

The writers of The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, as well as Ed Wood, The People Vs. Larry Flint, and more discuss how the ten-episode OJ story is different to writing a feature, its Dickensian appeal, writing real people, rebranding after their first feature, Problem Child, formatting, and lots more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec in conversation

Kevin Williamson (creator, Dawson's Creek, The Following; Scream; co-creator, The Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle, more) and Julie Plec (co-creator The Vampire Diaries, The Originals; creator, Containment) look back over their working relationship, where it started and what theyve learned from each other when it comes to navigating their way through Hollywood, co-creating a hit TV show, and running multiple shows at once. Moderated by Carina MacKenzie (writer, The Originals). Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/5/201651 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Last Man on Earth

Creator/star Will Forte (Saturday Night Live; MacGruber), showrunner Andy Bobrow (Community) and writers Tim McAuliffe, Erica Rivinoja, Erik Durbin, Matt Marshall, Kira Kalush, Dave Noel, and John Solomon. The Last Man On Earth returns on March 6th on Fox!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/201656 minutes, 29 seconds
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What's Your Pitch? panel from ATX

Ever wonder how your favorite series was pitched in the room? Hear directly from showrunners/creators how they pitched their original series ideas, plus executives that have heard some of the most iconic pitches. They discuss the factors that affected the original pitch, the pilot, and the ultimate series, and why certain changes may have been made to get their story onto your TV. With Dan Harmon (creator, Community), Michael Jacobs (creator, Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World), producer Mark Johnson (Rectify; Breaking Bad), and HBO Director of Programming Kathleen McCaffrey. Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kenya Barris, Jonathan Groff, Mike Scully, Lilla Zuckerman and Nora Zuckerman

Kenya Barris (creator, Black-ish); Jonathan Groff (co-showrunner, Black-ish; creator, Andy Barker PI); Mike Scully (The Simpsons; Parks & Recreation; Everybody Loves Raymond); Lilla Zuckerman & Nora Zuckerman (Suits; Haven; Fringe). Recorded at 826LA on January 24, 2016.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/20161 hour, 37 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Unseasonably” panel from ATX

Traditional seasons are a thing of the past. With new content available to viewers at all times, and the distance between seasons being anywhere from 6 weeks to 22 months, there is a new reality that TV is a year-round industry. It's discussed by Noah Hawley (creator, Fargo), Beau Willimon (creator, House of Cards), Mickey Fisher (creator, Extant), and Graeme Manson (co-creator, Orphan Black).Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman. Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/20/201659 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jeff Probst

The Survivor host and showrunner, screenwriter, director, producer, and author discusses storytelling in all of its forms, learning by doing, finding big drama in small, personal moments, collaborating, honesty, and lots more.The new season of Survivor begins February 17 on CBS!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/20161 hour, 32 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kristin Newman

The new showrunner of The Muppets discusses taking the reigns on that show, working with felt, jokes and heart, starting out as writers' assistant and her first job on That 70's Show, and her work on The Neighbors, Galavant, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/20161 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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11.22.63

Creator Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights; Red Road) discusses the new Hulu series based upon the Stephen King novel. She talks about her enthusiasm for the project, working with King, JJ Abrams, and James Franco, drawing out the themes that interested her, honesty in the writers' room, and lots more. 11/22/63 premieres on Hulu on Presidents Day, February 15th.Live Writers Panels coming up in LA!-2/21 at 826LA in Echo Park: Daredevil showrunners Douglas Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez (Fear the Walking Dead); Melissa Rosenberg (creator/showrunner, Jessica Jones; writer, Twilight films); Jason Katims (creator, Parenthood and About a Boy; showrunner, Friday Night Lights; EP, The Path); Jessica Goldberg (creator, The Path). -2/23 at Meltdown in Hollywood: Last Man on Earth with creator/star Will Forte, showrunner Andy Bobrow, and more! Sneak preview of a new episode!LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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RICK AND MORTY

Creators/executive producers Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland, and writer/producer Ryan Ridley. Moderated by Variety executive editor Debra Birnbaum.Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/6/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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THE BIG SHORT

Charles Randolph, co-writer of The Big Short, discusses grappling with difficult or multiple concepts, zeroing in on characters, his background as a philosophy professor, The Life of David Gale, and more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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DAWSON'S CREEK

Dawson's Creek writers room reunion with creator Kevin Williamson (Scream; The Following), Jenny Bicks (The Big C; creator, Men In Trees), Paul Stupin (Switched at Birth), Rob Thomas (creator, Veronica Mars; co-creator, iZombie), Gina Fattore (Californication; Gilmore Girls), and Anna Fricke (creator, Being Human [US]). Moderated by Julie Plec (co-creator, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Contagion). Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/20161 hour, 27 minutes, 36 seconds
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OUTSIDERS

Outsiders creator Peter Mattei discusses his new WGN America series, the ups-and-downs of writing for TV, his background as a playwright and visual artist, writing without a map, and more. Outsiders premieres on WGN America on January 26th.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/26/201652 minutes, 44 seconds
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Black Sails

Creators Jonathan Steinberg and Robert Levine (Jericho; Human Target) and executive producer Dan Shotz discuss the creation and execution of the Starz pirate action-drama, finding the show's tone, their insane production schedule, their collaborators, and more.The third season of Black Sails premieres on Starz on January 23rd.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter

From the JHRTS (Junior Hollywood Radio & TV Society) event August 2015, Sony EVPs of drama development Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter talk about rising through the studio ranks, speaking the language of writers, developing material they believe in, allowing for creative vision, and lots more.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/20161 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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COLONY

Co-creators Carlton Cuse (Lost; co-creator of The Strain, Bates Motel) and Ryan Condal (Hercules film) and star Josh Holloway (Lost; Intelligence) discuss the new USA series including the importance of family, the show's creation, colonization, and more. Recorded at NY Comic Con on October 9, 2015. Colony premieres on USA on January 14th.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/201628 minutes, 58 seconds
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David Goyer

The co-writer of Batman Begins, Man of Steel, Blade, and more; creator of TV's Da Vinci's Demons, Constantine, and Flashforward; and producer of the upcoming The Forest (among others) discusses the role of a film producer, his process, getting into the heads of iconic characters, the weird road to Blade, and lots more.The Forest is in theaters January 8th.LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanelTHE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.