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The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

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Rank #76 in TV & Film category

Comedy
TV & Film
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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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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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Great Podcast

By bufflord - Oct 05 2018
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Really enjoyed this podcast.

Peak behind the curtain...

By Rmontanti - Aug 06 2018
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As an aspiring TV writer, there's no greater podcast you can listen to. Really. Keep'em coming!

iTunes Ratings

667 Ratings
Average Ratings
555
59
25
11
17

Great Podcast

By bufflord - Oct 05 2018
Read more
Really enjoyed this podcast.

Peak behind the curtain...

By Rmontanti - Aug 06 2018
Read more
As an aspiring TV writer, there's no greater podcast you can listen to. Really. Keep'em coming!
Cover image of The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

Updated 9 days ago

Rank #76 in TV & Film category

Read more

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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Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and designer Lisa Hanawalt discuss the conception of the animated comedy, Raphael's inspiration from Lisa's middle-school drawings, the freedom of working with Netflix, going dark and serialized, and lots more.Get the new digital-only comics from Ben Acker & Ben Blacker at http://thrillingadventurehour.com/wordpress/comic-books/. Origin issues of The Thrilling Adventure Hour's Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, and Beyond Belief!
Nov 18 2014
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Rank #2: The Handmaid's Tale

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Executive Producer Warren Littlefield (former president of NBC) and creator Bruce Miller (The 100; Eureka; ER) discuss their adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel, why the time is right for the story, working with Hulu, their history together, and lots more. The Handmaid's Tale premieres April 26 on Hulu.
Apr 25 2017
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #3: Alexander Woo, Keto Shimizu, Katherine Beattie

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Panel interview with Alexander Woo (The Terror; True Blood); Keto Shimizu (DC'sLegends of Tomorrow; Arrow); Katherine Beattie (NCIS: New Orleans).

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Rank #4: Better Call Saul

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Better Call Saul season 1 in review with co-creator/co-showrunner Peter Gould, writers Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison, and Gordon Smith, and special guest Michael McKean (Chuck). Recorded live at Largo at the Coronet on April 13, 2015.
Apr 21 2015
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #5: Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton

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The It's Always Sunny in Philadephia writers and co-stars discuss their now-airing 12th season, changing the face of TV comedy, how their show is written, and more. Co-hosted by Sunny super-fan Jenny Klein (Supernatural; Jessica Jones).
Jan 10 2017
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Rank #6: RICK AND MORTY

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Creators/executive producers Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland, and writer/producer Ryan Ridley. Moderated by Variety executive editor Debra Birnbaum.Recorded at ATX Television Fest in June 2015.
Feb 06 2016
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #7: New writers!

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Judalina Neira (who went from the NBC writers program to being writers' assistant on Do No Harm) and Heidi Cole McAdams (who moved from development to writing for ABC's Intelligence), so-called “baby writers,” staff writers who recently have been given their first break, sit down with Ben Blacker and Wade McIntyre (Intelligence) to talk about breaking in, agents, and everything new TV writers should know.
Apr 29 2014
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #8: "The Spy Who Dumped Me" Creators + Bonus Interview w/ Amber Benson

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The creators of the brand new action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, Susanna Fogel (writer/director) and David Iserson (writer), join Ben to talk about the making of the film and why it often takes 10 years to become an overnight success in Hollywood.

Plus a bonus interview with actress/writer Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Witches of Echo Park) about the art of witchcraft, playing witches, and more.

Ben's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, we’ll get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575

CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER

https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel

THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.

http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

http://atxfestival.com

Jul 31 2018
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #9: ARCHER

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Executive producer Matt Thompson and co-producer Casey Willis, both of whom have been with show creator Adam Reed since Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo, discuss how Archer is written and produced, the increasing quality of the animation, working with FX, working from Atlanta, Georgia, the “Archer Vice” detour, and what's planned for season 6, currently on air.
Feb 24 2015
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #10: Bryan Fuller

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The creator of Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, and Dead Like Me discusses his work habits, putting a philosophy in every scene, death, collaboration, Star Trek, and lots more.Recorded January 19, 2014.
Feb 25 2014
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #11: Shane Black

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The writer-director-Christmas enthusiast, whose new film The Nice Guys opens May 20, discusses his interests and process, being called a hack, success and failure, and all of his films, including Lethal Weapon, The Monster Squad, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man Three, and more. Recorded May 1, 2016 at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics.
May 17 2016
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #12: The Americans

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Fresh off the heels of The Americans' penultimate season, creator/showrunner Joe Weisberg and executive producer/showrunner Joel Fields reflect on the gripping, nail-biting journey of the Jennings family across the last five years, as viewers prepare themselves for the final episodes of FX's critically acclaimed drama. Moderated by Variety's Debra Birnbaum. Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 10, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/
Jun 27 2017
50 mins
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Rank #13: Meredith Averill, Chris Collins, & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro + Bonus Interview w/ Julie Plec

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Roundtable interview with Meredith Averill (The Good Wife, The Haunting of Hill House, Locke and Key); Chris Collins (The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, The Continental); and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (Unreal). Starts at 18:50.

Plus a bonus interview with Julie Plec, co-creator of The Vampire Diaries and its spinoff The Originals, talking witches on TV, creating the rules of a supernatural world, and pop culture witches.

Ben Blacker's new Vertigo book HEX WIVES is coming out 10/31! Please pre-order by calling your local comic book store. If enough of you do this, we’ll get to make more of this thing we like making. Yeah!!! Find your local comic book store here: https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575

CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER

https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel

THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.

http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

http://atxfestival.com

Sep 11 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #14: Nell Scovell with Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels

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Recorded March 22, 2018, at the Skirball Cultural Center as part of the “Writers Bloc Presents” series. For more terrific live writers events visits http://writersblocpresents.com
Apr 10 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #15: “First gigs” from ATX

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Graham Yost (creator, Justified) and Dave Andron (Justified) and  Julie Plec (creator, The Originals) and Carina MacKenzie (The Originals) in conversation about taking chances and catching breaks, exploring the relationship from both sides of that first gig. Moderated by Sara Osburn (Mix 94.7). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 8, 2017. Get your badge now for ATX's seventh season, June 7-10, 2018, at http://atxfestival.com/
Aug 08 2017
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #16: 400th Episode! Live at Dynasty Typewriter

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Ben records the 400th episode of The Writers Panel Live at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles featuring an incredible panel of writers and showrunners, including:

Caroline Dries (NBC's upcoming Witchblade; DC Universe's upcoming BatwomanVampire Diaries)

LaToya Morgan (creator of AMC's upcoming adaptation of Hugh Howey's Wool; Into the Badlands)

Alexandra Cunningham (showrunner, Bravo's upcoming Dirty John series; creator of Chance and Prime Suspect)

Monica Owuso-Breen (upcoming: Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot; creator, Midnight, Texas; LostAlias)

Christine Boylan (upcoming Painkiller Jane movie; The Punisher; Cloak & Dagger)

Shernold Edwards (upcoming, CBS's Red LineAnne with an E)

Angela Kang (showrunner, The Walking Dead)

Gennifer Hutchison (upcoming Welcome to Night Vale series; Better Call SaulBreaking Bad)

Recorded Live at the Dynasty Typewriter Theater on August 26, 2018.

CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER

https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel

THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE FOREVER DOG PODCAST NETWORK AND THE ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL.

http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-writers-panel

http://atxfestival.com

Sep 04 2018
1 hour 49 mins
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Rank #17: Noah Hawley and Fargo

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Noah Hawley (creator of My Generation and The Unusuals) talks about adapting the Coen Brothers' movie for the ten-episode FX series, the atypical writing and production process for the show, and what may come next. PLUS: Hawley, producer Warren Littlefield, and Fargo stars Allison Tolman and Keith Carradine in a panel moderated by Hitfix's Alan Sepinwall following a screening of episode 9 at ATX Television Festival in Austin on June 7, 2014.
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1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #18: Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Joe Henderson

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Dan Harmon (creator, Community); Chris McKenna (Community); Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker (creators, Surviving Jack and $#*! My Dad Says); and Joe Henderson (Graceland; White Collar).Recorded January 12, 2014.
Jan 28 2014
1 hour 49 mins
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Rank #19: John Green

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The author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and more discusses discovering young adult fiction, the invention of characters, how his stories take shape, his earnest love of The Babysitters Club books, and more; he even drops some hints about his next novel! Recorded at NerdCon: Stories in Minneapolis, MN on October 14, 2016.
Nov 01 2016
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #20: Krista Vernoff, Stefanie Leder, Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux

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Krista Vernoff (Grey's Anatomy; Private Practice; Shameless); Stefanie Leder (Faking It; Melissa & Joey); Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux (Bob's Burgers).
Apr 04 2017
1 hour 16 mins
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