Brock Swinson

“Make Something Happen Quickly” Davah Avena on ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

“Make Something Happen Quickly” Davah Avena on ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

Are TV musical comedies having a moment? NBC thinks so with their comedy TV series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Queue a show about the eponymous Zoey Clarke, a geeky coder who begins hearing people’s innermost thoughts through songs after a routine MRI scan goes bonkers. Haven’t we seen a similar premise before? Perhaps. But not in such […]

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Margaret Rose Lester on Writing For High-Concept TV Series ‘Manifest’

Margaret Rose Lester on Writing For High-Concept TV Series ‘Manifest’

The current crop of TV shows has seen something of a renaissance in the world of network TV. The mystery lost plane mystery drama surrounding Montego Air Flight 828  in NBC’s Manifest is one of them. Creative Screenwriting Magazine sat down with TV staff writer (one of nine) Margaret Rose Lester to discuss how she landed […]

 Brock Swinson

“Let’s Get Into Some Trouble, Let’s Be Doctors.” David Schulner On NBC’s New Hit Show ‘New Amsterdam’

“Let’s Get Into Some Trouble, Let’s Be Doctors.” David Schulner On NBC’s New Hit Show ‘New Amsterdam’

In the saturated sea of hospital procedural TV shows, a refreshing show on NBC called New Amsterdam landed on our screens during the fall TV season. It quickly became a smash hit and NBC expanded its order to a full season. Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke to the show’s creator and showrunner, David Shulner about the […]