The Writers Panel

Peter Horton, the actor (thirtysomething), director (Grey's Anatomy; Dirty Sexy Money), and writer discusses the new show he co-created, American Odyssey, as well as storytelling in its different modes, working on and behind the camera, building characters, tension in storytelling, and lots more. American Odyssey premieres April 5 on NBC.

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Indie game creator Alexis Kennedy (Fallen London, Sunless Sea) of Failbetter Games plumbs the murky depths of games with Heath Corson (Bizarro, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) as they discuss the role of Kickstarter in indie gaming, game pacing, managing world creation, how to keep game franchises fresh, oh, and cannibalism.  There’s actually a fair amount of talk of cannibalism. 

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Diane Ruggiero (co-creator, iZombie; Veronica Mars; creator, That's Life) and Sarah Shapiro (creator, UnReal) discuss their new shows and take questions from the audience.

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David Greenwalt (Buffy seasons 1-3; co-creator of Angel; later work includes co-creating Grimm), Marti Noxon (Buffy seasons 2-7; Angel; later work includes co-creating Un-Real and developing Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce), David Fury (Buffy seasons 2-7; Angel seasons 1-5; later work includes Lost, 24, Fringe, Tyrant), Jane Espenson (Buffy seasons 3-7; Angel; Firefly; later work includes Once Upon a Time, co-creating Husbands), Tracey Forbes (Buffy seasons 4-5; later work includes co-creating CBC's Cracked), Steven DeKnight (Buffy seasons 5-7; Angel seasons 4-5; Dollhouse; later work includes creating Spartacus, showrunning Netflix's Daredevil), Drew Z. Greenberg (Buffy seasons 5-7; Firefly; Marvel's Agents of SHIELD; later work includes Warehouse 13, Arrow), Drew Goddard (Buffy seasons 6-7; Angel; director/co-writer, The Cabin in the Woods; later work includes Lost, Daredevil, upcoming Sinister Six movie), Elizabeth Craft (Angel; co-showrunner, Dollhouse; later work includes The Vampire Diaries, The 100). Topics include Joss Whedon and how great Joss Whedon is.

 

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Heath Corson (Bizarro, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) is on special assignment at the Stoopid Buddy HQ to interview the masterminds behind ROBOT CHICKEN: co-creator Matt Senreich, Exec. Producer Eric Towner and John Harvatine. Tune in as they talk the secret origins of Robot Chicken, how George Lucas' requested that they keep making fun of Star Wars, Matthew's early days at Wizard magazine and their new stop motion animation masterclass now available on Vimeo. 

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Jonathan Tropper, the co-creator of Banshee and author of six novels including Plan B and This Is Where I Leave You discusses discovering plot in the process of writing, his interests as a writer, developing Banshee and keeping it interesting, and lots more. The season finale of Banshee airs this Friday at 10pm on Cinemax.

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Co-creator Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights; Boston Public) and co-star Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) discuss their collaboration on both the hit A&E drama and the pilot they co-wrote this year. They also talk about keeping Bates Motel, and Norman Bates, real, Highmore's chemistry with his on-screen mom Vera Farmiga, how the room works, and changing things up in season three, which premieres Monday, March 9, on A&E.

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