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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 400 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 • 724 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 400 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.

    Rodney Barnes, Marissa Jo Cerar and Simone Finch

    Rodney Barnes, Marissa Jo Cerar and Simone Finch

    Rodney Barnes (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty; Everybody Loves Chris); Marissa Jo Cerar (creator, Women of the Movement; The Fosters); Simone Finch (creator, Single Drunk Female; The Conners)

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Looking back and looking ahead. 2021 in review, 2022 in preview.

    Looking back and looking ahead. 2021 in review, 2022 in preview.

    Looking back and looking ahead. 2021 in review, 2022 in preview. With some returning favorites: Angela Kang (showrunner, The Walking Dead); Carlos Foglia (AEon Flux; The Lost Symbol); J Holtham (Supergirl; The Handmaid's Tale); Julia Yorks (Trolls: The Beat Goes On; upcoming: 1UP).

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Devon Greggory, Mellow Brown, Jen Vestuto, Melissa Marlette

    Devon Greggory, Mellow Brown, Jen Vestuto, Melissa Marlette

    Ben sits down with Devon Greggory (showrunner, The Game; American Soul); Mellow Brown (American Gods; Blade Runner: Origins comic); Jen Vestuto and Melissa Marlette (Nancy Drew; Vampire Diaries).

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Prentice Penny

    Prentice Penny

    Writer/director Prentice Penny (Insecure; Scrubs) talks about how making TV should be fun, helping others to bring their visions to the screen, being the only Black writer in comedy rooms, directing his first feature Uncorked, and lots more. The fifth and final season of Insecure is out now on HBO Max!

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Reggie Bythewood, Meg DeLoatch, Peter McKenna

    Reggie Bythewood, Meg DeLoatch, Peter McKenna

    Reggie Bythewood (showrunner, Swagger), Meg DeLoatch (showrunner, The Neighborhood and creator, Family Reunion), and Peter McKenna (creator, Kin) discuss working during a pandemic, breaking in, the value of producing, and more.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Live from the virtual Ripped Bodice bookstore: Sarah Kuhn, Christina Strain, and Ella Jay Basco

    Live from the virtual Ripped Bodice bookstore: Sarah Kuhn, Christina Strain, and Ella Jay Basco

    Live from the virtual Ripped Bodice bookstore, Sarah Kuhn (writer: Heroine Complex series, From Little Tokyo, With Love, Shadow of the Batgirl), Christina Strain (writer: Shadow & Bone, The Magicians, Finding Ohana), and Ella Jay Basco (actress: Birds of Prey) discuss Asian American superheroines to launch HOLLYWOOD HEROINE, the fifth book in Sarah's HEROINE COMPLEX series.

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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
724 Ratings

724 Ratings

JoeyDuda1980 ,

Always delivers

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

Capricorn4456 ,

a Screenwriter’s MUST

Obsessed with this podcast. Ben asks the most insightful questions, and facilitates funny, thoughtful, honest conversation. I also appreciate how he relates to the audience and shares his triumphs and frustrations with us. A must listen for emerging screenwriters…a tremendous resource!

Watermark is huge ,

Excellent interviews and guests

Great show with interesting guests and questions that further the conversation.

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