The Writers Panel

Jose Molina (Agent Carter; Children of Tendu podcast), Nell Scovell (The Muppets; creator, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), and Rico Gagliano (The Dinner Party Download podcast/radio show) discuss 2015 and their experiences writing for Disney-owned properties, a new optimism, and lots more.

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Mark Flanagan is the custodian of the estate of Marty Feldman (Young Frankenstein; Silent Movie; more) and the driving force behind LA's Largo, the theater that's been home to musicians and comedians for nearly 20 years. Flanny discusses finding Feldman's autobiography and having it published as-is (at the prompting of Python Eric Idle), Feldman's place in the British comedy pantheon, the importance of Marty's wife Lauretta, and his own personal unique relationship with artists and performers.

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Some of this year's favorites return to talk about “The Wiz Live,” buying and selling trends in 2015, their favorite shows, types of comedy, and lots more. With Laura Valdivia (Telenovela), Andrew Miller (Backstrom; upcoming: Tremors), and Ben Wexler (The Grinder; The Comedians). 

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Ben Blacker is joined by writer Andrew Reich (Friends) to discuss and sneak-preview Dead Pilots Society, a Writers Panel spin-off coming in 2016 in which pilots that were developed but not shot are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Dead Pilots Society is piloted here with a script Andrew wrote with his then-writing-partner, Ted Cohen, called Laurel and Holly. It stars Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Kyle Bornheimer (Agent Carter), Jamie Denbo (Ronna and Beverly), Hayes MacArthur (Angie Tribeca), Tony Cavalero (School of Rock), and Valerie Azlynn (Sullivan and Son).

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Alfred Gough & Milles Millar (creators of AMC’s Into the Badlands, MTV’s Shannara Chronicles, and Smallville), Brian Koppelman (Oceans Thirteen; creator, Billions), Craig Engler (creator, Z Nation), Jake Coburn (Quantico; Arrow; Gossip Girl), Aaron Cohen (ESPN’s 30 for 30; HBO Sports), Jesse Peyronel (Dracula; Dig; upcoming: Sheltered), and Heath Corson (Scream; DC’s Bizarro; Nerdist Comics Panel co-host).

Recorded October 8, 2015 at NY Comic Con.

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