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Nerdist Writer's Panel Podcast

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The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, writer on CW's Supernatural) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the series benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program. Recorded live at Nerdist Industries at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.

The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, writer on CW's Supernatural) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the series benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program. Recorded live at Nerdist Industries at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
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The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, writer on CW's Supernatural) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the series benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program. Recorded live at Nerdist Industries at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.

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Episodes

“Too Close To Home” from ATX

4/17/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:34

Nell Scovell with Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels

4/10/2018
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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.com

Duration:01:16:03

Chappaquiddick

4/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:54:56

Adam Rifkin

3/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:46:42

The Terror

3/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:42:36

Gerry Duggan + “Family Drama” from ATX

3/13/2018
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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...

Duration:01:16:11

Kayla Alpert, Leila Cohan-Miccio, and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran

3/6/2018
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Kayla Alpert (Code Black; Sweet Valley High); Leila Cohan-Miccio (Santa Clarita Diet; Awkward); Dwayne Johnson-Cochran (Heist 88).

Duration:01:13:25

“Network's Identity” from ATX

2/27/2018
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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 competition’s 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.com/

Duration:01:00:20

Kenny Smith, Rebecca Perry Cutter, and Andrew Reich

2/20/2018
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Andrew Reich (Friends; Netflix's Rev Run show) Kenny Smith (black-ish; The Game); Rebecca Cutter (Gotham; The Mentalist).

Duration:01:00:53

Scott Neustadter & Michael Weber

2/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:51:54

“TV Under Trump” from ATX

2/6/2018
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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...

Duration:01:08:02

Liz Hara Part 2

1/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:00

Holly Sorensen, Nick Antosca, and Stacy Rukeyser

1/23/2018
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Holly Sorensen (Step Up: High Water; creator, Make It Or Break It); Nick Antosca (creator, Channel Zero); Stacy Rukeyser (Unreal; One Tree Hill)

Duration:01:09:35

Better Call Saul season 3 in review

1/16/2018
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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.

Duration:01:16:45

General Hospital

1/9/2018
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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.

Duration:01:08:26

John Shiban, CeCe Pleasants, and Liz Hannah

12/19/2017
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John Shiban (Shut Eye; The X-Files; Breaking Bad); CeCe Pleasants (Bill Nye Saves the World; Jimmy Kimmel Live!); Liz Hannah (The Post)

Duration:01:26:27

The Exorcist

12/12/2017
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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!

Duration:01:05:30

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage

12/5/2017
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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.

Duration:01:00:22

Patrick Brammall and Trent O’Donnell, Cynthia Mort, Sanjay Shah

11/28/2017
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Patrick Brammall and Trent O’Donnell (creators, No Activity); Cynthia Mort (creator, Tell Me You Love Me; Roseanne); Sanjay Shah (Fresh Off the Boat; Cougar Town).

Duration:00:52:28

Frankie Shaw & Sarah-Violet Bliss

11/21/2017
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Frankie Shaw (creator, SMILF); Sarah-Violet Bliss (co-creator, Search Party).

Duration:00:58:24

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