The Writers Panel

The Writers Panel

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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.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA  https://twitter ...  Show more

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.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA ...  Show more

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 y ...  Show more

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 ...  Show more

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 ...  Show more

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.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA  https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps:// ...  Show more

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 l ...  Show more

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.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA  https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook.com/TVWrit ...  Show more

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.CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA  https://twitter.com/BENBLACKERhttps://www.facebook. ...  Show more

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 Shanno ...  Show more

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.THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MASTERCLASS:*Get an annual membership to MasterClass ...  Show more

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 t ...  Show more

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 mor ...  Show more

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.THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MASTERCLASS:*Get an annual membership to MasterClass and give one to someone ...  Show more

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.THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MASTERCLASS:*Get an annual membership to MasterClass and give one to someone else for FREE! ...  Show more

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.THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MASTERCLASS & EXPRESS VPN:*Get an annual membershi ...  Show more

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.THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MASTERCLASS:*Get an annual membership to MasterClass and give one to someone else for FREE! MasterClass.com/Panel ...  Show more

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.THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY EXPRESS VPN:*Get an extra three months of Expre ...  Show more

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, Sec ...  Show more

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.THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MASTERCLASS & EXPRESS VPN:*Get an annual membership to MasterClas ...  Show more

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 Comi ...  Show more

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 3/5/2012THIS EPISODE IS SP ...  Show more

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 Mich ...  Show more

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 ...  Show more

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 ...  Show more

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 Savage https://twitter.com/dirrobsavageGemma Hurleyhttps:// ...  Show more

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: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusVOTE! Verify that yo ...  Show more

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.VOTE! Verify that you're registered and make a plan to vote on or before N ...  Show more

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 ...  Show more

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.THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MINT MOBILE:*Get an Unlimi ...  Show more