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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

Alexandra Cunningham, Ben Cory Jones, & Beth Schacter

11/13/2018
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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). 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:01:08:33

Steve Conrad (Creator of PATRIOT)

11/6/2018
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A conversation with Steve Conrad, creator of the Amazon original series PATRIOT. 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:01:05:34

Witchcraft in History, Practice, & Pop Culture w/ Jenny Calabro

10/30/2018
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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/123464 Or find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575 CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL...

Duration:00:51:07

Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson (NYCC 2018) + Bonus Interview with Beth Broderick

10/23/2018
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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, we’ll get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here:...

Duration:01:17:40

DC Vertigo Panel (New York Comic Con 2018)

10/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:55:23

Pop Culture Witches (New York Comic Con 2018)

10/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:30

Ben Macintyre + Bonus Interview with Madeline Miller

10/2/2018
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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...

Duration:01:18:18

Grainne Godfree, Sierra Ornelas, & Monica Beletsky + Bonus Interview w/ Andrew Miller

9/25/2018
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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...

Duration:01:27:12

BONUS! DC/Vertigo and The Sandman Universe

9/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:13:04

Pop Culture Witches (SDCC 2018)

9/18/2018
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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 CW’s Charmed reboot, Jessica O’Toole; 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 International Ben's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is...

Duration:00:52:17

Meredith Averill, Chris Collins, & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro + Bonus Interview w/ Julie Plec

9/11/2018
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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...

Duration:01:16:42

400th Episode! Live at Dynasty Typewriter

9/4/2018
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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...

Duration:01:46:49

Alison Bennett, Steven Lilien, & Bryan Wynbrandt + Bonus Interview w/ Winnie Holzman

8/28/2018
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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...

Duration:01:24:12

“Bottle Episodes” (ATX TV Festival 2018) + Bonus Interview w/ Maggie Friedman

8/21/2018
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"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...

Duration:01:07:59

BONUS! The TV Campfire Podcast & ATX TV Fest Co-Founders Caitlin McFarland & Emily Gipson

8/16/2018
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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/id1386598065?mt=2 The ATX Television Festival Official Website: http://atxfestival.com

Duration:00:36:33

Jacque Edmonds Cofer, Akela Cooper, & Caroline Kepnes + Bonus Interview w/ Amanda Damron

8/14/2018
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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...

Duration:01:27:02

BONUS! DC Vertigo Relaunch (SDCC 2018)

8/9/2018
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Meet the new voices behind DC Vertigo comics relaunch. Moderated by DC Vertigo Executive Editor Mark Doyle. Panelists include the creative team from Sandman Universe’s HOUSE OF WHISPERS, Nalo Hopkinson and Dominike “Domo” Stanton; BORDER TOWN’s Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos; HEX WIVES Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo; AMERICAN CARNAGE writer Bryan Edward Hill; GODDESS MODE’s Zoë Quinn and Robbi Rodriguez; HIGH LEVEL’s Rob Sheridan; and writer Mark Russell of SECOND COMING. Recorded...

Duration:00:46:04

Raamla Mohamed, James LaRosa, & Holly Henderson + Bonus Interview w/ Claudia Black

8/7/2018
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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:...

Duration:01:33:29

"The Spy Who Dumped Me" Creators + Bonus Interview w/ Amber Benson

7/31/2018
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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...

Duration:01:31:23

Nash Bridges Writers Room Reunion (ATX Television Festival 2018)

7/24/2018
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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...

Duration:01:03:51