TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 Crystal Ann Taylor

Writer Mick Betancourt on Necessary Roughness

Writer Mick Betancourt on <i>Necessary Roughness</i>

Mick Betancourt on breaking in, the power of acting, and getting necessarily rough in a tough business

by Crystal Ann Taylor When you think of Mick Betancourt, it’s as a writer of serious crime/thriller drama such as Law and Order: SVU, Detroit 1-8-7, Breakout Kings, The Mob Doctor, The Black Donnellys or even the upcoming Ironside. You may even have caught him as an actor in CSI: Miami. What you don’t expect is […]

 Ramona Zacharias

NBCUniversal: State of the Network

NBCUniversal: State of the Network

Ready to dominate 2013 prime time

by Ramona Zacharias “We are in business to create and deliver content so compelling it entertains, informs and shapes our world… As we grow our businesses together, we will not just anticipate the future, but rather create, invent and deliver it.”—NBC   So read the first and final lines of NBCUniversal’s credo. And if the […]

 Lisa Horan

Longmire writer Tony Tost

<i>Longmire</i> writer Tony Tost

Breaking all the rules on the poet’s journey to Hollywood

by Lisa Horan Born in the Ozarks, Longmire writer Tony Tost was always convinced that a career as a TV writer was nothing more than a pipedream. After all, that was just not the kind of opportunity that presented itself to people who grew up in places like he did—from the Ozarks to a nearly […]

 James Famera

State of the Network: ABC

State of the Network: ABC

ABC is working hard, but coming from behind

by James Famera The fall television season is once again upon us, and this year ABC has stocked up on a host of new shows by several of the most interesting writers working in television. There’s a Marvel Comics-inspired action series from Joss Whedon, a psychological workplace drama by Kyle Killen, the same writer behind […]

 Shanee Edwards

Divergent and Hope Springs Writer Vanessa Taylor

<i>Divergent</i> and <i>Hope Springs</i> Writer Vanessa Taylor

Describes her bumpy transition from Game of Thrones to feature film writing and gives advice for women working in Hollywood

by Shanee Edwards Television scribe Vanessa Taylor has had great success on the small screen. She’s written for such shows as Alias, Everwood, Tell Me You Love Me, and most recently, seasons two and three of the uber-popular Game of Thrones. But moving to the large screen with last year’s Hope Springs and the upcoming […]