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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. The Writers Panel is a co-production of the Forever Dog Podcast Network and ATX Television Festival. New Episodes Every Tuesday.

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. The Writers Panel is a co-production of the Forever Dog Podcast Network and ATX Television Festival. New Episodes Every Tuesday.
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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. The Writers Panel is a co-production of the Forever Dog Podcast Network and ATX Television Festival. New Episodes Every Tuesday.

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Episodes

Deric Hughes, Jose Molina, Gennifer Hutchison, Kieron Gillen, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Sarah Kuhn, Chris Dingess, Adam Rogers

10/8/2019
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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). CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA...

Duration:00:50:27

Greg Nicotero, Rob Schrab, Byron Willinger, Philip De Blasi, Brian Witten

9/24/2019
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The writers and showrunner of Shudder's new CREEPSHOW series...Greg Nicotero (showrunner; co-wrote the story “Lydia Layne’s 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). THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MACK WELDON! https://mackweldon.com/ Get 20% off your first order with promo code "PANEL" THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KEEPS! Get a FREE MONTH of treatment when...

Duration:01:02:18

Sunil Nayar, Erin Maher, Kay Reindl, Shoshana Sachi

9/10/2019
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Sunil Nayar (The Red Line; All Rise); Erin Maher and Kay Reindl (Swamp Thing; Scream); Shoshana Sachi (Doom Patrol) THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KEEPS! Get a FREE MONTH of treatment when you visit keeps.com/panel CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

Duration:01:02:49

Robb Chavis, Liz Alper, Zoe Marshall, Dante Harper

8/29/2019
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WGA board candidates: Robb Chavis (black-ish; Superior Donuts); Liz Alper (The Rookie; Hawaii 5-0); Zoe Marshall (Charmed); Dante Harper (Alien: Covenant) CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

Duration:01:12:22

David Goodman, Marjorie David, Michele Mulroney

8/27/2019
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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) THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MACK WELDON! Get 20% off your first order with promo code "PANEL" (and treat yourself to some amazing socks). CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER...

Duration:01:03:35

Nichelle Tramble-Spellman, Lindsey Rosin, David Radcliff

8/13/2019
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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) THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY WARBY PARKER! Order 5 pairs of glasses and try them on for 5 days with free shipping and return label. Head to www.warbyparker.com/PANEL! THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY AUDIBLE!Get your 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals for free! Got to...

Duration:01:03:30

Alexander Woo, Keto Shimizu, Katherine Beattie

7/30/2019
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Panel interview with Alexander Woo (The Terror; True Blood); Keto Shimizu (DC'sLegends of Tomorrow; Arrow); Katherine Beattie (NCIS: New Orleans). THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MACK WELDON! Get 20% off your first order with promo code "PANEL" 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 http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

Duration:01:01:47

Malcolm Spellman, Matt McConkey, Marshall Knight & Rob LaMorgese

7/16/2019
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Panel interview with Malcolm Spellman (Falcon & Winter Soldier; Empire); MattMcConkey (Heathers;Bajillion Dollar Propertie$); Marshall Knight & Rob LaMorgese (Suits). 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 http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

Duration:01:13:01

Erica Shelton Kodish, Marc Muszynski, & Emmy Diaz

7/2/2019
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Panel interview with Erica Shelton Kodish (Cold Case), Marc Muszynski (Abby's), & Emmy Diaz (Jane the Virgin). 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 http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

Duration:01:14:51

Carlos Foglia & Marquita Robinson

6/18/2019
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Panel interview with Carlos Foglia (Lore) and Marquita Robinson (Glow, You're The Worst, New Girl). THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY HELIX, KEEPS, AND HONEYBOOK https://www.helixsleep.com/panel UP TO $125 OFF! https://www.keeps.com/panel FIRST MONTH FREE! https://www.honeybook.com USE CODE "PANEL" FOR 50% OFF YOUR FIRST YEAR! 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...

Duration:01:01:23

Brigitte Hales, J. Holtham, & John Hyams + Stephen Scaia Bonus Interview

6/11/2019
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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). THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUDIBLE and THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY MFA PROGRAM: Go to audible.com/panel to get a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals FREE! Explore more about the National University MFA Program at https://www.nu.edu CONNECT W/ BEN...

Duration:01:34:05

Aida Croal, Marja-Lewis Ryan, & Annabel Oakes + Dailyn Rodriguez Bonus Interview

6/4/2019
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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. THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY HONEYBOOK: Go to HoneyBook.com and use promo code PANEL for 50% off your first year! CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE...

Duration:01:17:15

Introducing Life is Short with Justin Long

6/3/2019
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Life is Short with Justin Long finds the actor sitting down with some of the funniest and most intriguing people of today, like Dax Shepard, Olivia Wilde and Neil Patrick Harris. No topics are out of bounds, and no questions are too personal. Subscribe to Life is Short with Justin Long and start listening at wondery.fm/lifeisshort

Duration:00:08:05

Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson, & Elisabeth Finch

5/21/2019
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Panel interview with Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson (creators/showrunners, The Hot Zone; Genius; Smallville) and Elisabeth Finch (Grey's Anatomy; Vampire Diaries; True Blood). 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 http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

Duration:00:59:04

The Twilight Zone (Alex Rubens, Glen Morgan, & Heather Anne Campbell)

5/14/2019
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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). 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...

Duration:00:51:07

From Pitch to Punchline (ATX Festival 2018)

5/7/2019
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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? What’s 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...

Duration:01:03:18

Lauren Bachelis, Kevin Avery, & Christine Chambers

4/30/2019
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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). 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 http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

Duration:01:06:19

Jennifer Kaytin Robinson + Leonard Dick, Raelle Tucker, Michael Kramer, & Lilli Birdsell

4/16/2019
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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! CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER &...

Duration:01:31:12

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Establishing a Career (ATX Festival 2018)

4/9/2019
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There is no straight path in Hollywood. Every career trajectory is different, full of ups and downs, victories and disappointments, twists and turns, and hopefully some great surprises along the way. This group of panelists give candid insight into the crazy world of making TV, how they got to where they are, including the best (and worst) parts of their careers, and what they think the future of TV (and their jobs) looks like. Panelists:Liz Tigelaar (Creator/EP/Writer), Anna Fricke (EP),...

Duration:01:03:05

Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, WGFestival 2019)

4/2/2019
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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...

Duration:01:17:41