The Writers Panel

First, Bunheads creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and cast members Sutton Foster, Kelly Bishop, and Stacey Oristano discuss the dance sequences, turning points, and character moments that made this Cancelled-Too-Soon series so loved in it's short time on air.

Then, Younger star Sutton Foster discusses the hit TVLand sitcom.

And finally, Teachers, an upcoming TV Land sit-com based upon the web-series is discussed by showrunners Jay Martel and Ian Roberts (Key & Peele), and writer/creator/actors “The Katydids”: Katie O’Brien, Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, and Kathryn Renee Thomas. Moderated by Buzzfeed's Jarrett Wieselman.

Recorded June 5, 2015 at ATX.

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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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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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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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