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“I Use The Pain Of My Past And The Joy Of My Present To Write” Says ‘State Of Affairs’ & ‘The Blacklist’ Writer Michael Perri

“I Use The Pain Of My Past And The Joy Of My Present To Write” Says ‘State Of Affairs’ & ‘The Blacklist’ Writer Michael Perri

Michael Perri grew up in Chicago’s foster care system. After college, Perri began his career in cryptology, eventually becoming a clandestine cyber-intelligence operative and consultant, working undercover in the intelligence community. His clients included the NSA, US Joint Strike Fighter Program, Lockheed Martin, and Halliburton. Following the untimely death of his adoptive parents, Perri decided to […]

 Jim

“Fly Your Freak Flag” Recommends Gary Lennon, Co-Showrunner of ‘Power’ on Starz

“Fly Your Freak Flag”  Recommends Gary Lennon, Co-Showrunner of ‘Power’ on Starz

Prolific film and TV writer, Gary Lennon took some time out of busy schedule to share his thoughts on screenwriting with Creative Screenwriting Magazine. Lennon (no relation to John Lennon of Beatles fame) began his writing career as a playwright. His primary motivation to write was to take a deep dive into the human condition. […]

 Ramona Zacharias

Up Close & Personal With Funnyman TV Writer Eric Kaplan

Up Close & Personal With Funnyman TV Writer Eric Kaplan

Creative Screenwriting Magazine got a chance to speak with Eric Kaplan, powerhouse TV writer and executive producer. He shares his insights into writing TV comedy and his philosophy on life. You need to be an ardent observer of real life and find the comedy in that. Having started his career on The Late Show with […]

 Ramona Zacharias

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Showrunner, Aline Brosh McKenna On Creating a Hit TV Show

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Showrunner,  Aline Brosh McKenna On Creating a Hit TV Show

You never know what a little procrastination can lead to. Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses) was taking a break from her latest film project when she stumbled across an animated Disney parody on YouTube. The woman behind it was Rachel Bloom, and after bingeing on every Bloom video she could […]

 Neil Landau

BLURRING THE LINES: Redefining TV Genre and Tone In The Dramedy

BLURRING THE LINES:  Redefining TV Genre and Tone In The Dramedy

Neil Landau shares his thoughts with Creative Screenwriting on the changing TV landscape and the popular hybrid genre format, the dramedy. A must-read for TV writers. HOW DOES NETWORK TV SCHEDULE TV SHOWS? Is it a comedy or a drama? Or is it a genre-bending dramedy? I say, as long as it’s good, does it […]