The Writers Panel

Shondaland's partner who isn't Shonda talks about working in one of the top pods in the business, where it's headed, and more. In conversation with EW's editor-in-chief Henry Goldblatt.

Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/

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The creator of The Blacklist and its spin-off, The Blacklist: Redemption, discusses why he made the move to television after fourteen years in features, leaving and returning to LA, his collaborators, how he does and doesn't like writing, and more. 

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Comedies and dramas alike are finding the humanity and nuance in faith-based storylines, whether it’s reconciling concepts of self and sexuality in religion or questioning a long-standing ideology. How does a series navigate what role a character’s faith will play in his or her story or the show as a whole? Jessica Goldberg (The Path), Brenda Lilly & Hollis Rich (State of Grace), Glen Mazzara (Damien), Jack Amiel (The Knick), and Tom Fontana (Oz) discuss navigating questions of God and church within their series and the role of religion in an ever-expanding landscape of content. Moderated by Sandra Gonzalez (Mashable).

PLUS: The Preacher panel with series creator Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) and stars Anatol Yusef, Ruth Negga, and Dominic Cooper. Moderated by Eric Goldman (IGN).

Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 12, 2016. Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/

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Brian Koppelman & David Levien, creators of Showtime's Billions, discuss their long road to creating a hedge fund show, dole out valuable advice on screenwriting and working as a writer, their successes like Oceans 13, their disappointments like Runner Runner, their breakthrough script Rounders, and so much more. Definitely listen to Brian's podcast, The Moment, if you enjoy this podcast!

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The creators of NBC's Timeless discuss their collaboration, the tricks of writing time travel, how creating their own shows—The Shield and Supernatural, respectively—as young writers informed their process, and more. 

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Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, creators of Channel 4/AMC's Humans, talk about artificial intelligence in storytelling, what Westworld does well, their earlier work on MI-5, and lots more.

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The showrunner and co-creator of the Syfy series Incorporated discuss their working relationship, their show's relavence, and more. 

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Will Beall (developer/showrunner, Training Day); Dan Newmark and Ben Newmark (Gigi Does It; Coupled).

 

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Take a break from reality with a double header from ATX, a Television Festival. First, Jennie Snyder Urman (creator, Jane the Virgin), Kevin Biegel (creator, Enlisted and Cougartown), Justin Adler (creator, Life in Pieces), and Dana Tuinier (VP Original Programming, TVLand) talk about why a kinder approach to storytelling may be exactly what viewers want and need.

Moderated by Dan Fienberg (THR). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 12, 2016.

Get your badge now for ATX's sixth season, June 8-11 2017, at http://atxfestival.com/

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The American political system often lends itself to some of TV’s bleakest and most inspiring moments. In this conversation, Kevin Falls (The West Wing), Rosemary Rodriguez (The Good Wife), and Bryan Seabury (SVP Drama Development, CBS) examine working with an existing framework of D.C., what happens when fictional politics meet real-world expectations. and why the subject lends itself to rich storytelling and keeps an audience tuning in. Moderated by Henry Goldblatt (EW).

Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 11, 2016.

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