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 Brock Swinson

“One Script does not make you a writer.” Gloria Calderon Kellett on One Day at a Time

“One Script does not make you a writer.” Gloria Calderon Kellett on One Day at a Time

Gloria Calderon Kellett talks about how a show is developed, writing for television, and how exactly a writers' room works.

Gloria Calderon Kellett talks about how a show is developed, writing for television, and how exactly a writers’ room works.

 Brock Swinson

“I could hear their voices.” Michael Hirst on Vikings

“I could hear their voices.” Michael Hirst on Vikings

Michael Hirst discusses the process of writing historical fiction, the importance of poetry, and how Vikings has rejuvenated interest in Scandinavian culture.

Michael Hirst on the process of writing historical fiction, the importance of poetry, and how Vikings has rejuvenated interest in Scandinavian culture.

 Brianne Hogan

Nadiya Chettiar: An Emerging Screenwriter on the Rise

Nadiya Chettiar: An Emerging Screenwriter on the Rise

Nadiya Chettiar on the importance of networking, what you should consider before signing with your first agent, and what really happens at one of those infamous LA meetings.

Nadiya Chettiar on the importance of networking, what you should consider before signing with your first agent, and what really happens at one of those infamous LA meetings.

 Brock Swinson

Blunt Talk: No Unkind Humor

Blunt Talk: No Unkind Humor

Jonathan Ames on writing about friendships, his rules of screenwriting, and ideas for a film of his cult show Bored to Death.

Jonathan Ames on writing about friendships, his rules of screenwriting, and ideas for a film of his cult show Bored to Death.

 Brock Swinson

“I want to entrance and surprise.” Stephen Poliakoff on Close to the Enemy

“I want to entrance and surprise.” Stephen Poliakoff on Close to the Enemy

Stephen Poliakoff discusses handling multiple characters, seeing what your protagonist sees, and avoiding the distancing effect of period dramas.

Stephen Poliakoff discusses handling multiple characters, seeing what your protagonist sees, and avoiding the distancing effect of period dramas.

 Brock Swinson

Into the Badlands: Blood-splattered Heroes and the One Degree of Jackie Chan

Into the Badlands: Blood-splattered Heroes and the One Degree of Jackie Chan

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar on keeping the martials arts authentic, why a fight scene is like jazz, and writing for Jackie Chan.

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar on keeping the martials arts authentic, why a fight scene is like jazz, and writing for Jackie Chan.

 Tom Stempel

Understanding Screenwriting #151

Understanding Screenwriting #151

Westworld, Lethal Weapon and more! Tom Stempel takes a look at the 2016 Fall Television Season.

Westworld, Lethal Weapon and more! Tom Stempel takes a look at the 2016 Fall Television Season.

 Brock Swinson

Banshee: Brutal Good Fun

Banshee: Brutal Good Fun

Jonathan Tropper on collaborating with your actors, imperfect characters, and saying goodbye to a show.

Jonathan Tropper on collaborating with your actors, imperfect characters, and saying goodbye to a show.

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