TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 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 […]

 Michael Sadowski

Emmy 2013, The Good and the Bad

Emmy 2013, The Good and the Bad

Emmy voters got some things right and other things wrong

by Michael Sadowski Life is different for Emmy voters these days. Voters have to keep up with the networks, basic cable, premium channels like HBO and Showtime, and also learn to stream TV channels like Netflix and YouTube. Plus every year new streaming services and channels are added to a television landscape offering more original […]

 Jennie E. Park

Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter

<i>Sons of Anarchy’s</i> Kurt Sutter

Sons of Anarchy showrunner Kurt Sutter discusses origins, endpoints, and navigating the roads in between

by Jennie E. Park Often dubbed the biker with an MFA—a tagline overstating the irony of a trained artist having some passion outside of his art that finds its way into it—Kurt Sutter began riding motorcycles in the same decade he completed his undergraduate degree in film. Starting his journey in dramatic expression as a […]

 L.A. Gonzalez

Carlos Portugal and Hulu’s East Los High

Carlos Portugal and Hulu’s <i>East Los High</i>

Writers take notice: Different, edgy voices are embraced by new media

by L.A. Gonzalez East Los Angeles is an area long associated with criminal activity and Latino gang-related shootings, or at least, that’s how it’s been portrayed most often in movies and TV police procedurals. It seems a rather unlikely setting for a television show about a group of teenagers. But East Los High is not […]

 Lisa Horan

Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm

Disney Channel’s <i>A.N.T. Farm</i>

Writer Dan Signer gives CS the scoop on A.N.T. Farm: the new season means new enhANTsments

by Lisa Horan When Disney Channel execs approached Writer Dan Signer (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck) about creating an original series, Signer was, of course, delighted. While he was exploring the creative direction of the show, he was presented with an unexpected gift that would ultimately drive […]

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