The Writers Panel

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The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co- creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) 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 live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.

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

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Tags: comedy, tv & film

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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...
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Liz Hara Part 2 Jan. 30, 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...
General Hospital Jan. 9, 2018
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...
John Shiban (Shut Eye; The X-Files; Breaking Bad); CeCe Pleasants (Bill Nye Saves the World; Jimmy Kimmel Live!); Liz Hannah (The Post)
The Exorcist Dec. 12, 2017
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Future Man Nov. 14, 2017
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Stephen Chbosky Nov. 7, 2017
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Stan Against Evil Oct. 31, 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)
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)
Mark Feuerstein (co-creator, 9JKL; actor, Royal Pains); Dana Klein (co- creator, 9JKL; Friends; Becker); Davita Scarlett (Queen Sugar; Constantine)
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