Nerdist Writers Panel

Ed Brubaker, the writer/creator of Velvet and The Fade Out, the man who brought back Bucky and created the Winter Soldier, talks about his process, his on-screen appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and lots more.

Recorded at WonderCon on April 4, 2015


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With co-creator Graeme Manson and co-star Kristian Bruun (“Donnie”). Hosted by Natalie Abrams (Entertainment Weekly). 

Recorded June 6, 2015 at ATX Television Festival.


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Moderated by Sony Pictures Television's jocular senior VP of drama development & production Chris Parnell, this year's heroic lineup includes Jesse Alexander (Agent X, Heroes, Lost, Hannibal), Michael Narducci (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Medium), not so savage Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory), Sarah Watson (Parenthood, About a Boy), Ashley E. Miller (Terminator, Fringe, Andromeda), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rebels, Guardians of the Galaxy Animated), Gabrielle Stanton (The Flash, Haven, Castle), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Sleepy Hollow, Firefly), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Helix, Lost, The Middleman), and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Castle, Necessary Roughness).

Recorded April 4, 2015.


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The co-creator of Friends, Grace & Frankie, and Dream On discusses how she runs shows, what she looks for in a room, bringing heart to her shows, working with Netflix, the cultural impact of Friends, and lots more.

Recorded June 5, 2015 at ATX Television Festival.


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Mark Waid, the writer of Daredevil, Kingdom Come, Princess Leia, Irredeemable, Empire, and thousands of comics talks about his 30 years in the business, the best artists, creating memorable characters, why he loves comics, superheroes that aren't downers, and lots more.

Hosted by Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Bizarro) at Chicago's C2E2, April 26, 2015.


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FX Comedy Night panels from ATX Television Festival, June 5, 2015.

Married featuring creator Andrew Gurland and stars Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, and Sarah Burns; moderated by Ben Blacker; Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll featuring creator/star Denis Leary and stars Elaine Hendrix, Bobby Kelly, Elizabeth Gillies, and John Ales; moderated by Gary Levin (USA Today); You're the Worst featuring creator Stephen Falk and stars Aya Cash, Chris Geere, Desmin Borges, and Kether Donohue; moderated by Lesley Goldberg (Hollywood Reporter).

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the second season of Married premiere on FX on TONIGHT!


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Chris Carter, The X-Files creator discusses returning to the franchise he started 24 years ago,  pitching and planning the show, mythology and “monster-of-the-week” episodes, his collaborators, how the room works, and lots more. 

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Neil Cross, the creator of Luther and Crossbones talks about his beginnings as a novelist, banging his head against the wall, working from Wellington, New Zealand (where this interview was recorded!), learning TV from his first job on BBC's Spooks/MI-5, the fun of writing Doctor Who, and lots more, including comic books, Fox's Luther remake, and how great Idris Elba and Matt Smith are.


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Featuring The Thrilling Adventure Hour's Hal Lublin (Welcome to Night Vale), Mark Gagliardi (Drunk History), and NWP:CE co-hosts Ben Blacker (Marvel's Thunderbolts, Deadpool) and Heath Corson (DC's Bizarro). In “We Got This,” Mark and Hal offer definitive answers to dumb debates. In this crossover, it's MARVEL VS DC!

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Kay Cannon, the hilarious, charming writer of Pitch Perfect and its sequel talks about her compulsion to write an a capella movie, her six years on 30 Rock, training at various Chicago improv studios, and lots more. 

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