TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 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 […]

 Jim

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 […]

 Brock Swinson

“Pick Your Monsters” Eric Newman on Empathetic Villains in ‘Narcos’ & ‘Narcos: Mexico’

“Pick Your Monsters” Eric Newman on Empathetic Villains in ‘Narcos’ & ‘Narcos: Mexico’

For over twenty years, the idea behind Narcos was marinating inside the mind of Eric Newman. The story, about a war in South America (which showed up on television in Chapter 3) was originally something Newman thought could be a movie. But, somewhat naturally – and perhaps thanks to how television changed over time – […]

 Brock Swinson

“Expanding the Definition of Blackness in America” Kenya Barris on Black-ish & Netflix’s #BlackAF

“Expanding the Definition of Blackness in America” Kenya Barris on Black-ish & Netflix’s #BlackAF

Kenya Barris jokes that he only started writing screenplays because he was a kid with asthma. But in reality, storytelling found Barris because of his love of reading. “The stories and the places writing allowed me to go were so much different than the place I was boxed into. Reading is magic. Being able to […]