Nerdist Writers Panel

Producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey, director Des Doyle, and author Tara Bennett (who wrote the official companion to the film, Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show) discuss showrunning and showrunners, what sort of a person becomes one, what they discovered in making their documentary, their inspiration for the film, and lots more. Showrunners premiered at the Austin Film Fest last week and is in theaters starting October 31.

 

 

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Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and more) joins Adam Beechen (Hench), Ben Blacker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) to answer your questions about inkers, colorists, and letterers, how much a comic costs, and of which of their works they're proudest. Plus, Len spills all on Batman '66: The Lost Episode!

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The showrunner of Red Band Society and Mistresses talks about writing at the heyday of the WB, having worked on Jack & Jill, Dawson's Creek, and Everwood (eventually running the latter), developing the delightful Privileged only to find it didn't fit the new CW brand, and rising to the occasion of running other creators' shows.

 

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Adam Beechen (Hench), Ben Blacker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) talk about Marvel's and DC'd “events,” then answer your questions about serialization, whether collected editions are killing monthly storytelling, World War I set comics, and more. 

 

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The creator of Broadchurch and its American remake, Fox's Gracepoint, as well as Born and Bred, discusses writing personal stories, show-running Torchwood and Law & Order: UK, writing for Doctor Who and Life on Mars, advice from Russell T. Davies, his beginnings as a playwright, and lots more.

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From the 2014 Phoenix Comicon: Superstar writer and artist Francis Manapul talks with Heath Corson (Justice League: War) and Marc Bernardin (The Authority) about The Flash, Batman, what makes for a special first issue, and various sundry other topics!

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The creator of WGN's terrific series Manhattan talks about his inspiration for the show, relationships with writers, balancing his characters' stories with historical fact, what he learned from working on Masters of Sex, and lots more.    

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Len Wein (Batman), Brian Augustyn (Gotham by Gaslight), Adam Beechen (Robin), Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) and Marc Bernardin (Genius) discuss Batman 75 year old history, how to bring something new to the Batworld, their favorite rogues and why Batman remains relevant. Listen just to hear Len pitch the single greatest Bat-Elseworld ever. Recorded at the Phoenix ComicCon on June 7, 2014.

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The showrunners of both Marvel's Agent Carter series debuting in January and ABC's Resurrection (second season Sept 28) talk about their long writing partnership, what they learned from their colleagues on series as diverse as Law & Order: SVU, Dollhouse, and Hawaii 5-0, and creating a happy workplace with their own series, Reaper.

 

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Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) takes on the legendarily outspoken artist Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern, Blood) as they tackle everything from artists rights to working for Stan Lee to digital comics.

 

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