The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

The showrunner of Cinemax's Outcast (based on the Robert Kirkman comics) talks about his start in syndicated shows like Weird Science, Cleopatra 2525, and Xena, his work on Star Trek: Enterprise, moving out of genre with Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty, rooms he learned in, pitching, and more. If you're in LA, join Chris, Robert Kirkman, and cast members to watch the first two episodes of Outcast at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on June 1st! Outcast premieres on Cinemax on June 3rd.

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The creator of Rude Awakening, Accidentally on Purpose, and How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) discusses starting out as a teen actor on Knots Landing, transitioning to stand-up comedy and then writing, heartbreaks and joys of the shows she's worked on, and lots more. Plus: hear Claudia cry when she recounts the plot of Star Trek 2.

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The writer-director-Christmas enthusiast, whose new film The Nice Guys opens May 20, discusses his interests and process, being called a hack, success and failure, and all of his films, including Lethal Weapon, The Monster Squad, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man Three, and more.

Recorded May 1, 2016 at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics.

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Allison Baker (IDW Comics) hosts Emily Andras (creator, Wynonna Earp; Lost Girls), Amber Benson (actor, Buffy The Vampire Slayer; author, The Last Dreamkeeper), Deirdre Mangan (writer, iZombie), and Carolyn Omine (writer, The Simpsons; Full House) Recorded at WonderCon in Los Angeles on March 27, 2016.

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The director/co-writer of Neighbors 2, director and/or co-writer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five Year Engagement, Get Him to the Greek, and The Muppets, among others, discusses his start in TV, collaboration, emotional comedy, co-creating The Carmichael Show, and more. Neighbors 2 opens this Friday!

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Spiro Skentzos (Grimm) hosts Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead; creator, Damien), Richard Hatem (Dead of Summer; Damien; Witches of East End), Meredith Averill (Jane the Virgin; creator, Star-Crossed), Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys; Hunters; Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Recorded at WonderCon in Los Angeles on March 26, 2016.

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Filthy Preppy Teen$ co-creator Paul Scheer and writersTim Neenan (Newsreaders) and Nicole Shabtai (KirbyBuckets) discuss the new series now available on FullScreen,working on a small budget, parody, and more. 

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