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TV Writer Greg Daniels On Amazon Video’s “Upload”

TV Writer Greg Daniels On Amazon Video’s “Upload”

Upload is the latest offering on Amazon Video from Emmy Award-Winning TV writer Greg Daniels (The Office, King Of The Hill, Parks and Recreation). It can be loosely summed up Total Recall meets The Good Place with a side of Black Mirror. Science fiction in the not too distant future meets technology. Despite Upload having an incubation […]

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Cody Heller’s “Dummy” Is No Ordinary Sex Doll

Cody Heller’s “Dummy” Is No Ordinary Sex Doll

When TV writer Cody Heller (Deadbeat, Kidding, Wilfred) began dating fellow TV Writer Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty, Community), they made the conscious decision to be completely honest and open with each other. Sound like a solid foundation for a relationship? Absolutely. “We didn’t keep any secrets and wanted to get everything out there as […]

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How Screenwriters Should Plan Their Writing Days

How Screenwriters Should Plan Their Writing Days

Unless you’re a TV writer working in a highly structured environment in a TV writers’ room, most screenwriters have to create their own work schedules. You may choose to keep regular nine to five, Monday through Friday, office hours to mimic a “normal” working life, or you may be a true artist and work in […]

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9 Ways To Make Your Supervillains Truly Villainous

9 Ways To Make Your Supervillains Truly Villainous

Stories are typically told in terms of a hero putting his or her wits against a villain hellbent on thwarting their efforts. Writing these characters is not as simple as the good guys (or gals) fighting the bad ones. Screenwriters who do this face the prospect of writing flat, cartoonish characters. Villains serve a much […]

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13 Types Of TV Writers’ Rooms Whiteboards

13 Types Of TV Writers’ Rooms Whiteboards

Every TV writer dreams about being part of the team that plots entire seasons and individual episodes of a television series. And for some, it will become a reality. In a few weeks, scripts of each episode will be written, filmed, and subsequently screened. It’s a far cry from the months or years it takes […]