TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 Matthew Wade Reynolds

How Z Nation Writer Held the Zucker Brothers to Ransom

How Z Nation Writer Held the Zucker Brothers to Ransom

An interview with veteran writer, producer and showrunner Karl Shaefer.

By Matthew Reynolds. Karl Schaefer may not be a household name, but the veteran writer, producer and showrunner’s moniker has graced the screens of countless households for more than 20 years, from his (tragically) short-lived cult creation Eerie, Indiana to genre favorites The Dead Zone, Eureka and Ghost Whisperer. Schaefer’s latest is the post-apocalyptic thriller […]

 Crystal Ann Taylor

Patriot or Mercenary? Inside the Writers Room at Graceland

Patriot or Mercenary? Inside the Writers Room at Graceland

Co-Executive Producer Joe Henderson Describes What Makes the Series Graceland Different

By Crystal Ann Taylor. For Joe Henderson, co-executive producer on USA’s series White Collar and Graceland, the transition from the one show’s writing staff to the other was easy: Season 1 of Graceland was scheduled to fall “mostly” in White Collar’s hiatus between seasons 5 and 6. “I was able to do both and not […]

 L.A. Gonzalez

Breaking In with Burning Love

Breaking In with Burning Love

Erica Oyama and the Yahoo! series Burning Love.

by L.A. Gonzalez. There’s something inherently funny about dating shows like The Bachelor, where a group of single women compete for one man’s affection, hoping beyond reason to find true love on the reality TV stage in the span of a few short weeks. Comedy writer Erica Oyama admits she watched the series with fascination […]

 Ryan Gowland

Ghost Ghirls: Writing for the Web

Ghost Ghirls: Writing for the Web

Creators Maria Blasucci, Jeremy Konner and Amanda Lund talk about their hit new webseries, working with producer Jack Black and helping change the definition of television.

By Ryan Gowland. The popularity of new media has ebbed and flowed since the The Spot became the first online series to draw advertisers in 1995, but it’s safe to say that there’s never been a higher demand for web series than the current climate. Studios are creating online channels reserved specifically for new media, […]

 David Konow

Anne Serling on Rod Serling

Anne Serling on Rod Serling

The Twilight Zone and menacing the public's conscience.

By David Konow. When we think of Rod Serling, our image of him is usually from The Twilight Zone. A shot in black and white, wearing a dark suit, smoking a Viceroy. We don’t think of him enjoying The Flintstones with his daughter, or reading stories to his children, and acting them out with a […]

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