TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 Brock Swinson

“A Dysfunctional Family Story Cloaked In The Superhero Genre” Showrunner Steve Blackman on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 (Part 1)

“A Dysfunctional Family Story Cloaked In The Superhero Genre” Showrunner Steve Blackman on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 (Part 1)

“I actually had an old life as an attorney,” said showrunner Steve Blackman. “I was pretty miserable practicing law. I dreamed of getting out and I saw an opportunity to write a TV show about young lawyers.” Following the write-what-you-know advice many young writers hear, Blackman sold a show where he was already familiar with […]

 Jim

“I Want People To Feel A Ton Of Different Ways After Watching This” Dave on ‘Dave’

“I Want People To Feel A Ton Of Different Ways After Watching This” Dave on ‘Dave’

Who’s heard of a white rapper in L.A. who goes by the monicker Lil Dicky? Dave Burd. It’s what you heard. Is that absurd? (Could this be part of Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s attempt at rap?) Together with comedy co-creator Jeff Schaffer (creator of The League and an executive producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld), Burd and […]

 Jim

“Vida” Enjoyed Three Glorious Seasons On Starz And Opened The Doors To More LatinX TV Series

“Vida” Enjoyed Three Glorious Seasons On Starz And Opened The Doors To More LatinX TV Series

Tanya Saracho is the showrunner behind the popular LatinX television series, Vida on Starz. Vida is more than a “diverse” TV series capturing the lives of the Latino community in Los Angeles. Adapted from the short story Pour Vida by Richard Villegas Jr. (who also wrote on the show), it is about real people, telling real […]

 Brock Swinson

“Writing Impactful Jokes For Satire” Says Megan Ganz, TV Comedy Writer On ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ & ‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’

“Writing Impactful Jokes For Satire” Says Megan Ganz, TV Comedy Writer On ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ & ‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’

Megan Ganz was introduced to comedy by her father, who would show her Marx Brothers movies and let her stay up late to watch David Letterman. Then, as she started to write as a teen, she fell in love with The Onion and the idea of satire. In college, she did an internship with Mad […]

 Jim

Showrunner Courtney Kemp Has Got The “Power”

Showrunner Courtney Kemp Has Got The “Power”

Power was commercial and ratings hit for Starz consistently maintaining around ten million viewers. It powered its way through six nail-biting seasons of crime, family, betrayal with showrunner Courtney A. Kemp (The Good Wife, My Own Worst Enemy) at the helm. Power tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) who walks the […]

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