Nerdist Writers Panel

The Simpsons has spanned 27 years. It has shaped many people's childhood, young adolescence, and adulthood, while defining a culture and a medium. Listen to co-creator James L. Brooks, and veteran writers/producers Al Jean, Matt Selman, and David Silverman discuss its long running history and how it has evolved and shifted over three decades. Moderated by James Hibberd (Entertainment Weekly).

Recorded June 6, 2015 at ATX.


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Esquire's Andy Langer chats with writer/creator Graham Yost, writer/producers Dave Andron and Fred Golan, director Jon Avnett, and co-star Nick Searcy (“Art Mullen”) about ending the brilliant FX series based upon the Elmore Leonard story.

Recorded June 6, 2015 at ATX


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The creator Gilmore Girls and Bunheads joins Entertainment Weekly's Danielle Nussbaum for an intimate conversation about the creation of her shows, writing strong characters and dialogue, and lots more.

Recorded June 5, 2015 at ATX Television Festival.


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Writer-artists and international sensations Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba sit with Heath Corson and Adam Beechen for a wide-ranging concersation about their unusual careers, and their many and varied projects, such as the award-winning Daytripper, Casanova and The Umbrella Academy.

Recorded at Phoenix Comic-Con, May 28-31, 2015


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Riki Lindhome (co-creator, Another Period; Garfunkel & Oates), Mickey Fisher (creator, Extant), Tad Stones (creator, Darkwing Duck), Ben Edlund (creator, The Tick; Powers; Gotham), Cheryl Heuton (co-creator, Numb3rs), Jenny Klein (Supernatural), Aaron Ginsburg (The 100), Patrick Schumacker (iZombie; co-creator, $#*! My Dad Says).

Recorded live at BAMFest in San Diego, July 13, 2015.


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Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Bizarro) host Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts; The Howling Commandos of SHIELD), Tom King (Grayson; Omega Men), Charles Soule (Daredevil; Inhumans), Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class; upcoming: Big Trouble in Little China), Jeff King (Hand of God; Convergence).

Recorded at San Diego Comic Con on July 12, 2015.


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James L. Brooks is the writer/director of such seminal films as Terms of Endearment and Broadcast News. In TV, he started in series such as My Mother the Car, That Girl, and The Andy Griffith Show before creating or co-creating a staggering list of shows that changed the entertainment landscape: Room 222, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-offs Rhoda, Phyllis, and Lou Grant, Taxi, and more. He's responsible for shepherding The Tracy Ullman Show and The Simpsons. In this candid conversation with Everybody Loves Raymond co-creator Phil Rosenthal, Brooks discusses fifty years in television.

Recorded June 6, 2015 at ATX.


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Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, creators of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, discuss telling personal stories in a public medium, writing together, pitching and selling, and more.

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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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