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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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Los Angeles, CA

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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

Glenn Gordon Caron, Hillary Benefiel, and Rob Wright

10/17/2017
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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).

Duration: 01:22:08


Sera Gamble, Sallie Patrick, and Lindsey Shockley

10/10/2017
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Sera Gamble (showrunner, The Magicians; Supernatural; upcoming; You), Sallie Patrick (showrunner, Dynasty; Revenge), Lindsey Shockley (creator, Unit Zero; Black-ish; Trophy Wife)

Duration: 00:56:44


Billy Ray, Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, and Alison Schapker

10/3/2017
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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)

Duration: 01:09:07


Mark Feuerstein, Dana Klein, and Davita Scarlett

9/26/2017
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Mark Feuerstein (co-creator, 9JKL; actor, Royal Pains); Dana Klein (co-creator, 9JKL; Friends; Becker); Davita Scarlett (Queen Sugar; Constantine)

Duration: 01:06:07


“Watercooler Meets Murderboard” from ATX

9/19/2017
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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 doesn’t) affect the...

Duration: 00:56:37


“Prepackaged” from ATX

9/12/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:58:59


Tim McKeon/Stacey Sher

9/5/2017
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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...

Duration: 02:02:22


“Life After TV High School” from ATX.

8/29/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:59:19


Alias writers reunion from ATX

8/22/2017
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Ken Olin, Sarah Caplan, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, and Monica Owusu-Breen reunite to reflect on the show’s 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/

Duration: 00:59:39


“Friendships on TV” panel from ATX

8/15/2017
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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.com/

Duration: 01:03:14


“First gigs” from ATX

8/8/2017
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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/

Duration: 01:02:50


Greg Garcia and James Roland

8/1/2017
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Greg Garcia (creator, The Guest Book, My Name Is Earl, The Millers, Raising Hope, and Yes, Dear); James Roland (creator, Blood Drive).

Duration: 01:13:02


Samantha McIntyre, Jennifer Muro and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong

7/25/2017
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Samantha McIntyre (People of Earth; Unicorn Store); Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny); Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Family Guy).

Duration: 01:10:12


Northern Exposure

7/18/2017
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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 we’re 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...

Duration: 00:43:42


“I'll Have What Phil's Having... for Breakfast!”

7/11/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:48:32


Fargo & The Leftovers

7/4/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:57:46


The Americans

6/27/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:44:29


Misha Green, Jake Fogelnest, and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

6/20/2017
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Misha Green (creator, Underground); Jake Fogelnest (Girlboss; Difficult People); Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show; New Girl).

Duration: 01:10:38


Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz, Lindsey Allen and Heather V. Regnier

6/13/2017
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Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz (People of Earth; Brooklyn 99); Lindsey Allen (MacGuyver; Agent Carter); Heather V. Regnier (Sleepy Hollow; Falling Skies).

Duration: 00:59:57


Full Frontal

6/6/2017
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Writer/performers 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.

Duration: 00:48:40

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