Nerdist Writers Panel

The writer of the film Suffragette, out now, and the new Netflix series River, discusses writing issues-driven work, rewriting and rewriting, accolades, how hard it is to get movies made, and more. 

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Nic Kelman discusses the creation of his unusual new book, How to Pass As Human, as well as his process, how to structure your screenplay, where the film industry is going, and more.

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The creator and showrunner of the new Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, based upon the Phillip K. Dick novel, discusses his start on The X-Files and what he learned from working in the Chris Carter camp, putting together a staff, running his production company in England, and more. The Man in the High Castle premieres November 20th on Amazon.

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The showrunners of IFC's Maron discuss their creative partnership, their experiences in the WB Writers Workshop, their early, formative experiences on Just Shoot Me, running Glen Martin DDS, collaboration, and lots more.

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Two rounds in this live episode because not everyone could fit on the stage at once! First, hear Unreal co-creators Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer; co-creator, Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce) and The Brink co-creators Kim Benabib and Roberto Benabib (Weeds; Ally McBeal) discuss comedy styles, going dark, and more. Then, returning pals Jeff Greenstein (Mom; Will & Grace), Josh Friedman (creator, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Stephen Falk (creator, You're the Worst), and Phillip Iscove (co-creator, Sleepy Hollow) join newcomer Will Widger (upcoming feature Lumberjanes) to discuss the state of the industry, their processes, and more.

Recorded live at LA Podfest, September 10, 2015.

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Recorded live from CBS Studios with Rob Doherty (Elementary), Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Craig Sweeny (Limitless) and David Rosenthal (Jane the Virgin).

Recorded October 15, 2015.

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Executive Producer/Director Jason Reitman (Young Adult; Juno), EP/creator Zander Lehmann, EP Helen Estabrook, and EP/showrunner Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected) discuss their new Hulu series, airing now! Special appearance by Casual star Tommy Dewey!

Recorded October 18, 2015.

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The Knick's Michael Begler and Jack Amiel discuss creating the series, collaborating with director Steven Soderbergh on all 20 episodes, writing about social issues, New York, and more.

The second season of The Knick premieres tomorrow, October 16, on Cinemax.

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Jason Rothenberg (creator, The 100), Janine Sherman Barrois (Criminal Minds; ER), Gloria Calderon Kellett (iZombie; How I Met Your Mother), and Zev Borow (Chuck; lots of legit stuff like The New Yorker and McSweeney’s).

Recorded September 27, 2015.

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Show EP/creator Sam Shaw and EP/director Thomas Schlamme (Sports Night; The West Wing; ER; The Americans) discuss bringing out the show's themes, casting, pitching, and lots more.

Season 2 of Manhattan airs Tuesday, October 13, at 9pm on WGN America.

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