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The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 500 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), and Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) to talk about the art and business of creating great television. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 736 Ratings

The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 500 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), and Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) to talk about the art and business of creating great television. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

    Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, Koala Man, Grey's Anatomy

    Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, Koala Man, Grey's Anatomy

    Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez (creators, Koala Man, Ultra-Violet and Black Scorpion), Steve Loter (Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur; Kim Possible), and Felicia Pride (Grey's Anatomy; Queen Sugar) discuss juggling multiple projects, conveying passion for material, training people how to treat you, and knowing your worth.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Reservation Dogs creator Sterlin Harjo

    Reservation Dogs creator Sterlin Harjo

    Sterlin Harjo (creator, Reservation Dogs) talks about getting the show made, his struggles in indie film, breaking story with the writers room, and Free Fallin'.

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    • 58 min
    Looking back and looking ahead. 2022 in review, 2023 in preview.

    Looking back and looking ahead. 2022 in review, 2023 in preview.

    Looking back and looking ahead. 2022 in review, 2023 in preview. With some returning favorites: Angela Kang (creator/showrunner, Silk; showrunner, The Walking Dead); Mickey Fisher (creator, Extant and Reverie); Carlos Foglia (Wolf Pack; Aeon Flux; The Lost Symbol); J. Holtham (The Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl); Gina Ippolito (Regular Show; The Unicorn)

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Marvel's Echo, New Girl, Ordinary Joe, and more.

    Marvel's Echo, New Girl, Ordinary Joe, and more.

    Marion Dayre (Better Call Saul; Shantaram; Marvel's Echo); Rebecca Addelman (creator, Guilty Party; New Girl); Ami Boghani (The Name Game; The Reluctant Fundamentalist); Abdi Nazemian (Ordinary Joe; Almost Family) discuss breaking in, finding reps, managing your agents, and more.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz (One Day at a Time; Brooklyn 99)

    Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz (One Day at a Time; Brooklyn 99)

    Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz (Gordita Chronicles; One Day at a Time; Love Life; Diary of a Future President; Brooklyn 99) answers questions from DePaul University writing students as part of a class on TV showrunning. This Q&A is specifically about showrunners as writer/producers.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    One Of Us Is Lying and I Ship It + C. Robert Cargill

    One Of Us Is Lying and I Ship It + C. Robert Cargill

    Erica Saleh (creator/showrunner, One of Us Is Lying) and Yulin Kuang (creator, I Ship It; upcoming: People We Meet On Vacation) battle technical difficulties and interruptions to bring some great advice about pitching and what general meetings are good for. PLUS: the C. Robert Cargill (The Black Phone; Dr Strange) was the first guest in the paid-subscriber-exclusive Q&A on Ben Blacker's substack. Hear selections from that fun, intimate session. To hear the entire Q&A, as well as one with House of the Dragons showrunner Ryan Condal, and to participate in future Q&A sessions yourself, subscribe to Re:Writing now: benblacker.substack.com

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
736 Ratings

736 Ratings

KaylaDonDada ,

Great show

Ben Blacker is a great interviewer. He knows what to ask and how to ask it. He makes his guests open up gets the most out of each interview. This podcast is engaging and enriching. Such a worthwhile way to spend your time if you’re an extremely focused writer. Thank you for the wealth of knowledge in each episode!

allnicknamesaretakenmarinel ,

I’ve basically binged all episodes

I love this podcast! It’s a real peak inside the curtain of what writers lives are really like in Hollywood. Ive been slowly binging all episodes for the past year taking notes and building some scripts. This has been a great support and fun listen!!

JoeyDuda1980 ,

Always delivers

Great podcast on writing and gives fuel to those of us trying to do this for a living.

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