The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

2012 in review, part 1! Join some of our favorite panelists—Josh Friedman (creator, Sarah Connor Chronicles), Andrew Miller (creator, Secret Circle), and Cathryn Humphris (Ringer; Mob Doctor)—as they talk about what they learned this year, what a strange year it was, and what they're looking forward to in 2013. Recorded December 5, 2012.

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An in-depth chat with the creators of Ben 10 and Generator Rex and the developers of Ultimate Spider-Man and the upcoming Avengers Assemble cartoons. Also accomplished comic book writers and artists, Man of Action is Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, and Joe Casey (and Joe Kelly, who unfortunately could not join). Recorded November 4, 2012.

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Pendleton Ward (creator, Adventure Time); Martin Gero (creator, The LA Complex); Kent Osborne (head writer, Adventure Time; Spongebob; Flapjack). Recorded October 21, 2012.

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Live from NY! Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live; South Park) and Peter David (comic books! Including X-Factor, Supergirl, 12 years on Incredible Hulk, and lots more). Recorded at 61Local in Brooklyn on October 1, 2012.

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Live from Brooklyn! Some of the funniest people in NY. Joe Randazzo (former editor of The Onion); Caissie St. Onge (Best Week Ever; Rosie O'Donnell; Letterman); Stephen Falk (Weeds; Next Caller); Matt Debenham (author, The Book of Right and Wrong). Follow them on Twitter: @Randazzoj, @Caissie, @StephenFalk, @Debenham. You won't be sorry.

Recorded at 61Local in Brooklyn on October 1, 2012.

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Jeff Eastin (creator, White Collar and Graceland); Lauren Hissrich (The West Wing, Justice) Victor Fresco (creator, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Better Off Ted, The Trouble with Normal); Recorded October 14, 2012.

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Iain Morris (co-creator, The Inbetweeners [UK]; Flight of the Conchords); Fred Stoller (Seinfeld; Handy Manny); Charlie Grandy (The Daily Show; co-creator, Guys with Kids); Amy Ozols (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; co-creator, Guys with Kids).
Recorded September 16, 2012.

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Mad Men season five in review! Creator/showrunner Matthew Weiner, showrunners Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, and writer Erin Levy give their take on the AMC series' fifth season, choices they made about the characters, audience expectations, collaboration, and absolutely no spoilers about season six! Mad Mens season five is released on DVD on 10/16.

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The “Why Aren't More People Talking About These Awesome Shows?” panel, featuring Awkward. creator Lauren Iungerich and Parenthood/Friday Night Lights writer David Hudgins. We also brought back our old pals Josh Friedman (creator, The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Jeff Greenstein (Will and Grace; Husbands; co-creator, Partners [1995 version]) to talk about TV they love which is overlooked or underrated.

Recorded August 26, 2012.

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Comic book writer/creator of Fatale, Criminal, Captain America, and more. Topics discussed include the “rules of comic book writing,” the state of Marvel and DC and its creators, film adaptations of comics, and Ed's TV pitches. Recorded June 22, 2012.

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Creators/writers/stars of Comedy Central's Key and Peele: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, showrunner Ian Roberts, Rebecca Drysdale, Colton Dunn, Charlie Sanders, Rich Talarico, and Alex Rubens. A really fun chat with some really funny people. The new season of Key and Peele starts Sept 26th, right after South Park! Recorded August 19, 2012.

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An in-depth chat Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder, co-creators of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. We talk about that watershed show for Comedy Central, as well as the Snyder-produced Home Movies, “Squiggle-vision,” Katz's stand-up and the WB sitcom he created starring Bob Saget, and Katz and Snyder's latest collaboration, Explosion Bus, which can be seen at http://www.explosionbus.com/ (the new season of which begins Sept 18).

Enormous thanks to Tom Wickersham, of Katz's team, who tracked me down while I was in Boston and arranged this interview before anyone could decline.

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Breaking Bad season five in review! Showrunner/creator Vince Gilligan and writers Peter Gould, Sam Catlin, George Mastras, Gennifer Hutchison, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett and Gordon Smith talk about their take on the AMC series' fifth season. Spoilers contained herein!

Recorded September 5, 2012.

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The "Stages of TV Writer" panel from the ATX Television Festival: Noah Hawley (creator, the Unusuals); Kyle Killen (creator, Awake and Lone Star); David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights; Parenthood); Hardy Janson and Evan Miller (Hook Ups). Recorded June 2, 2012.

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An in depth chat with Andrew Bujalski, writer-director of such films as Funny Ha-Ha (forerunner of the so-called “mumblecore” movement), Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax, and the upcoming Computer Chess. Recorded June 7, 2012.

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“Book to TV Series” panel from the ATX Television Festival. David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights); Bob Levy (Alloy Entertainment: The Lying Game, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl); Julie Plec (co-creator, The Vampire Diaries); Michael Rauch (creator, Love Monkey). Moderated by Meg Masters of TVLine. Recorded June 2, 2012.

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TV Fantasy Goes Mainstream” panel from the ATX Television Festival. Jeff Davis (creator, Teen Wolf and Criminal Minds); Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time; Husbands; BSG; Buffy); Richard Hatem (creator, Miracles; Grimm); Jose Molina (Firefly; Terra Nova; Vampire Diaries); Ben Edlund (creator, The Tick; Firefly; Supernatural). Recorded June 2, 2012.

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“Women on TV” panel from the ATX Television Festival. Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time; Husbands; BSG; Buffy); Liz Tigelaar (Nashville; Revenge; creator, Life Unexpected); Erica Messer (showrunner, Criminal Minds). Moderated by Meg Masters of TVLine. Recorded June 2, 2012.

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Animation celebration! Swampy Marsh & Dan Povenmire (creators, Phineas & Ferb); Meghan McCarthy (head writer, My Little Pony; Class of 3000); Tim McKeon (Adventure Time; Fish Hooks). Recorded May 6, 2012.

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“Creators” panel from the ATX Television Festival. Noah Hawley (creator, the Unusuals); Kyle Killen (creator, Awake and Lone Star); Kevin Biegel (co-creator, Cougar Town), Mark Schwahn (creator, One Tree Hill), Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected). Moderated by Jordan Levin (former CEO, the WB; co-founder, Generate; Alloy Ent.). Recorded June 2, 2012.

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Comic books and cartoons! With Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Human Target, and tons more); Ed Brubaker (Fatale; Criminal; Sleeper; Captain America); and Jackson Publick (co-creator, The Venture Brothers). Recorded April 29, 2012.

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Andrew Miller (creator, The Secret Circle); Chic Eglee (adapter of Bendis' Powers for FX; co-creator, Dark Angel; Walking Dead; The Shield); and the return of Dana Gould (comedy!; the Simpsons). Recorded April 22, 2012.

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Shawn Ryan (creator, The Shield, Chicago Code, and Last Resort); Cheo Hodari Coker (Southland; Notorious), and the return of Amy Berg (Eureka; Person of Interest). Recorded April 15, 2012.

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Pilot season wrap-up with Alexa Junge (exec-producer of 2012 series Save Me; Friends), Andrew Miller (Secret Circle), and Josh Friedman (Sarah Connor Chronicles; 2012 pilot The Asset). Recorded June 6, 2012.

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An in depth chat with Justified creator Graham Yost about his journey from Speed to From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers, and The Pacific to Boomtown to translating Elmore Leonard's worldview to the small screen. Great advice about seeing through your characters' perspectives, world-building, and creating memorable supporting characters.

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Neil Goldman (Community; Scrubs; Ben & Kate); Aisha Muharrar (Parks & Recreation); Dailyn Rodriguez (Lie to Me; The Glades). Recorded May 20, 2012.

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Andrew W. Marlowe (creator, Castle); Tim Long (The Simpsons); Terri Miller (Castle). Recorded April 1, 2012.

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Showrunner Glen Mazzara and writers Scott Gimple and Angela Kang talk about their take on the AMC series' second season, characters' goals both immediate and emotional, audience expectations, hot zombie action, and some choice tidbits about season three!

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Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time; Husbands; Buffy; Caprica) and Douglas Petrie (Charlie's Angels; Buffy; Pushing Daisies) return to the studio to revisit Jane's old blog, janeespenson.com, and discuss how, while the business may have changed since she was regularly updating it, writing has not. Plus: Who is Ty Cashman?

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Bill Lawrence (creator, Scrubs and Cougartown); Ken Levine (MASH; Cheers; Wings; Fraser; The Simpsons); Richard Hatem (Grimm; Secret Circle). Recorded March 25, 2012.

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An in depth interview with John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the writers of the Harold and Kumar movies and American Reunion, the new sequel to American Pie.

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The brains behind Adult Swim's Eagleheart, writer/creators Michael Koman and Andrew Weinberg and director Jason Woliner, sit down to talk about comedy, the learning curve of the show's first season,  working with Chris Elliott, and lots more. A really fun chat.

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Winnie Holzman (creator, My So-Called Life; Thirtysomething); Matt Selman (The Simpsons); Paul Grellong (Terra Nova; Law and Order: SVU). Recorded March 11, 2012.

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An in depth chat with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof about comics, Star Wars, sequels, Star Trek,  JJ Abrams, fandom... everything you want a Damon Lindelof to talk about.

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Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon (Spartacus; Dr. Horrible); Tami Sagher (30 Rock; How I Met Your Mother); Eliza Clark (Rubicon; The Killing). Recorded February 12, 2012.

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An in-depth chat with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Vince is candid and thoughtful about his past experiences (including seven years on the X-Files), creating complex characters, and the importance of collaboration.

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Dana Gould (The Simpsons); Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected); Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Alphas). Recorded January 15, 2012.

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Vince Gilligan (creator, Breaking Bad); Julie Plec (developer, Vampire Diaries); the return of Josh Friedman (developer, Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives; Will and Grace). Recorded January 20, 2012.


Writers/creators/stars of Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV: Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Jon Stern, Curtis Gwinn, David Wain, Ken Marino, Erica Oyama, and Rob Huebel. Recorded December 11, 2011.

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Marti Noxon (Buffy; Glee); Danny Zuker (Modern Family); Craig Silverstein (creator, Nikita; co-creator Terra Nova). Recorded November 20, 2011.

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Josh Berman (creator, Drop Dead Diva); Leigh Dana Jackson (Alcatraz; No Ordinary Family); Adam Glass (Supernatural). Recorded November 13, 2011.

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An enlightening chat with Adam Rogers, a senior editor at Wired magazine. Ben Acker sits in too, as we discuss magazine writing and editing and how it differs from television production, the state and future of both industries, and lots more. Recorded January 20, 2012.

For part one of this interview, visit http://downloads.wired.com/podcasts/xml/Storyboard.xml or download the Wired Storyboard podcast on iTunes.

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Liz Meriwether (creator, The New Girl); Liz Craft and Sarah Fain (Vampire Diaries; Dollhouse); Angela Kang (The Walking Dead; Terriers). Recorded October 23, 2011.

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Dan Harmon (Community creator’s return engagement!); Kyle Killen (creator, Lone Star; co-creator Awake); Chris McKenna (Community; American Dad); Charles Murray (Castle; V; Criminal Minds). Recorded October 16, 2011.

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Hart Hanson (creator, Bones and The Finder); Jose Molina (Terra Nova; Angel; Firefly); Sarah Goldfinger (CSI; Grimm). Recorded November 6, 2011.

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A 2011 round-up about what we learned this year and the state of the industry with Ben Acker (Supernatural), Aaron Ginsburg and Wade McIntyre (The Finder).

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