Nerdist Writers Panel

Mairghread Scott, a rising star of both comics and animation writing, discusses both mediums, her career path, her work process, discrimination in comics, criticism and murders involving key lime pie in what you might call a wide-ranging conversation.

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Director/co-writer Jack Plotnick and VFX supervisor Billy Brooks discuss the independent science fiction period black comedy, available now On Demand.

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Showrunner Chad Hodge (creator of The Playboy Club, Runaway, and All About Us) talks about writing scripts you're passionate about, getting his unexpected break, early success in the Peter Engels (Saved by the Bell) camp, Oprah, writing pilots, and how the Fox limited series came together. Wayward Pines premieres this Thursday, May 14, on Fox!

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Jane the Virgin creator/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman (Gilmore Girls; Hope & Faith; Men in Trees) discusses the various stages of the show's development, finding Jane's voice, collaborating with her writers' room, the creation and cancelation of her previous CW series, Emily Owens MD, and lots more. 

The finale of Jane the Virgin airs Monday, May 11. Don't miss it!


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From WonderCon, Ben Blacker (Image's Thrilling Adventure Hour: Sparks Nevada and Beyond Belief) and Heath Corson (DC's Bizarro) talk about the lasting impact of the Justice League International with two of its masterminds, J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League Dark) and Kevin Maguire (World's Finest). 

Recorded at WonderCon on April 4, 2015


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Adam Pava (The Boxtrolls; Out of Jimmy's Head) and Mark Miller (VP of Clive Barker's Seraphim Inc; writer of the Hellraiser comic) talk about writing as much as possible, writing even when you're not being paid, writing other people's properties, and more. Plus: Adam talks in depth about the work he did on The Lego Movie for his friends Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Better Call Saul season 1 in review with co-creator/co-showrunner Peter Gould, writers Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison, and Gordon Smith, and special guest Michael McKean (Chuck). Recorded live at Largo at the Coronet on April 13, 2015. 

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Diane Ruggiero co-created iZombie and became showrunner Rob Thomas's right hand on Veronica Mars. Here, we dig deep with Diane to talk about how she was always a writer, how she went from waitressing to selling her first script to Nora Ephron to creating her own show to not working for a few years. She talks about how she likes to work and the best parts of writing. 

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While TV viewing evolves so does our appetite for spoilers. How do they affect how we consume television? Featuring Beau Willimon (creator, House of Cards), Udo Azuba (actor, Orange is the New Black), Nick Wechsler (actor, Revenge), Kerry Ehrin (creator, Bates Motel), Tim Goodman (The Hollywood Reporter), Eric Pallotta (director of social media for Netflix). Moderated by cultural anthropolgist Grant McCracken.

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The Comedians co-creator and showrunner talks about his new FX show, working with a comedy legend, who steers the ship on an auteur-driven show, his time on season 4 of Community, season 4 of Arrested Development, and the only season of The Michael J. Fox Show. The Comedians premieres on FX on April 9, and it's really, really good!

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