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Author, Harvard MBA grad and world-renowned backpacker Francis Tapon is on a 4-year journey to all 54 African countries. How can he turn this into a 4-season TV series? By […]

084 – Francis Tapon (The Unseen Africa Documentary Pilot)

Author, Harvard MBA grad and world-renowned backpacker Francis Tapon is on a 4-year journey to all 54 African countries. How can he turn this into a 4-season TV series? By […]

Hilary Winston is the creator and showrunner of Bad Teacher, which premieres April 24 at 9:30 pm on CBS! Gray Jones caught up with her a few days before the premiere.

083 – Creator/Showrunner Hilary Winston (Bad Teacher, Community)

Hilary Winston is the creator and showrunner of Bad Teacher, which premieres April 24 at 9:30 pm on CBS! Gray Jones caught up with her a few days before the premiere.

Informative introduction to Lisa Alden’s “Power of the Pitch” workshops – learn how to pitch your original TV pilot from somebody who has sold every one in the room! Even […]

SPECIAL: Lisa Alden Intro to Power of the Pitch

Informative introduction to Lisa Alden’s “Power of the Pitch” workshops – learn how to pitch your original TV pilot from somebody who has sold every one in the room! Even […]

The TV Writer Podcast is back, better than ever! Host Gray Jones has moved permanently to LA, and the podcast now features exclusive in-person video interviews with Hollywood TV writers […]

082 – Amy Berg (Caper, Eureka)

The TV Writer Podcast is back, better than ever! Host Gray Jones has moved permanently to LA, and the podcast now features exclusive in-person video interviews with Hollywood TV writers […]

Co-creator of Lost… creator of Miami Medical… writer of Tuck Everlasting… showrunner of Necessary Roughness… what more do we need to say? You’re sure to love this week’s interview with […]

081 – Jeffrey Lieber (Lost, Tuck Everlasting, Necessary Roughness)

Co-creator of Lost… creator of Miami Medical… writer of Tuck Everlasting… showrunner of Necessary Roughness… what more do we need to say? You’re sure to love this week’s interview with […]

In the UK, TV pilots get “optioned” the same way feature scripts do in the US! Learn about this and many other fascinating differences between writing in the UK, the […]

080 – UK Writers James Whitehouse & Hannah George

In the UK, TV pilots get “optioned” the same way feature scripts do in the US! Learn about this and many other fascinating differences between writing in the UK, the […]

Think there’s only one way to break in? You won’t after watching this interview with Aaron Ginsburg! He could win a prize for the most outrageous way of breaking in. […]

079 – Aaron Ginsburg (The Finder, The Good Guys)

Think there’s only one way to break in? You won’t after watching this interview with Aaron Ginsburg! He could win a prize for the most outrageous way of breaking in. […]

Tawnya Bhattacharya has worked as a TV writer, feature writer, teacher, and consultant, and has great tips to share on both writing and developing your career! Click image to play […]

078 – Tawnya Bhattacharya (Script Anatomy, The Client List)

Tawnya Bhattacharya has worked as a TV writer, feature writer, teacher, and consultant, and has great tips to share on both writing and developing your career! Click image to play […]

Sterling Anderson is back! In an interview that is sure to change the path of your career, Sterling relates in great depth how and why some artists fail, and others […]

077 – Own Your Career – Sterling Anderson (Sterling Writers Group)

Sterling Anderson is back! In an interview that is sure to change the path of your career, Sterling relates in great depth how and why some artists fail, and others […]

Are you a sci fi fan? Then you are certain to love this week’s interview with Mark Verheiden, EP of Hemlock Grove on Netflix! Mark is a veteran of sci […]

076 – Mark Verheiden (Hemlock Grove, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville)

Are you a sci fi fan? Then you are certain to love this week’s interview with Mark Verheiden, EP of Hemlock Grove on Netflix! Mark is a veteran of sci […]

This week we meet Scott Manville… an entrepreneur who used his experience as the former Head of TV Development for Merv Griffin Entertainment, to create the unique Television Writers Vault, […]

075 – Former Development Exec Scott Manville (TV Writers Vault)

This week we meet Scott Manville… an entrepreneur who used his experience as the former Head of TV Development for Merv Griffin Entertainment, to create the unique Television Writers Vault, […]

From never being on a TV staff, to becoming the creator and showrunner of “House of Cards,” Netflix’s original foray into dramatic television and the corrupted world of politics… this […]

074 – Beau Willimon (House of Cards)

From never being on a TV staff, to becoming the creator and showrunner of “House of Cards,” Netflix’s original foray into dramatic television and the corrupted world of politics… this […]

The odds of a pilot script being sold and produced are incredibly small. What if you absolutely must see your story come to life? This week we meet Corinna Mendis, […]

073 – Shooting Your Own TV Pilot – Corinna Mendis

The odds of a pilot script being sold and produced are incredibly small. What if you absolutely must see your story come to life? This week we meet Corinna Mendis, […]

Writing teams are popular in Hollywood, as they can give shows more bang for their buck. But are they popular in Canada? Find out as we meet Jeremy Smith and […]

072 – Jeremy Smith & Matt Venables (Continuum)

Writing teams are popular in Hollywood, as they can give shows more bang for their buck. But are they popular in Canada? Find out as we meet Jeremy Smith and […]

What are your excuses for not writing? This week we meet Vivi Anna / Tawny Stokes, a successful novelist and screenwriter, who writes and publishes mountains of material while being […]

071 – Vivi Anna / Tawny Stokes

What are your excuses for not writing? This week we meet Vivi Anna / Tawny Stokes, a successful novelist and screenwriter, who writes and publishes mountains of material while being […]

Whether you’re a feature or TV writer, actor, or novelist, The Emotion Thesaurus is an indispensable tool for your arsenal. Find out why, in this week’s insightful interview with co-author […]

070 – Angela Ackerman (The Emotion Thesaurus)

Whether you’re a feature or TV writer, actor, or novelist, The Emotion Thesaurus is an indispensable tool for your arsenal. Find out why, in this week’s insightful interview with co-author […]

Rick Muirragui did everything right… moved to LA, got assistant jobs on well known shows, wrote tons of spec material, and wrote freelance episodes for the shows he worked on, […]

069 – Rick Muirragui (Suits, The Good Guys)

Rick Muirragui did everything right… moved to LA, got assistant jobs on well known shows, wrote tons of spec material, and wrote freelance episodes for the shows he worked on, […]

TV Writer Chat is launching a new FREE pilot writing program, and today’s interview with screenwriter/novelist Jamie Livingston tells you all you need to know! Click image to play video; […]

068 – Jamie Livingston (TV Writer Chat Pilot Program)

TV Writer Chat is launching a new FREE pilot writing program, and today’s interview with screenwriter/novelist Jamie Livingston tells you all you need to know! Click image to play video; […]

Evaluation and Goal Setting for Writers   INTRODUCTION I believe in goals. But like a sea voyage, just starting out in the right direction is not enough. Initially, all of […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now, what?

Evaluation and Goal Setting for Writers   INTRODUCTION I believe in goals. But like a sea voyage, just starting out in the right direction is not enough. Initially, all of […]

Acting, directing, writing, producing, teaching, stand-up comedy… LaMont Ferrell wears a lot of hats! Click image to play video; more details are below. Originally from Philadelphia, LaMont Ferrell has been […]

067 – LaMont Ferrell (Let’s Stay Together, Reed Between the Lines)

Acting, directing, writing, producing, teaching, stand-up comedy… LaMont Ferrell wears a lot of hats! Click image to play video; more details are below. Originally from Philadelphia, LaMont Ferrell has been […]

This week Gray talks all about management, with special guest Jenny Frankfurt. Click image to play video; more details are below. Jenny Frankfurt is a film and television literary manager/producer […]

066 – Jenny Frankfurt (Highstreet Management)

This week Gray talks all about management, with special guest Jenny Frankfurt. Click image to play video; more details are below. Jenny Frankfurt is a film and television literary manager/producer […]

All about the pitch! This week our special guest is Stephanie Palmer, who wrote the definitive book on pitching, ‘Good in a Room.’ Click image to play video; more details […]

065 – Stephanie Palmer (Good in a Room)

All about the pitch! This week our special guest is Stephanie Palmer, who wrote the definitive book on pitching, ‘Good in a Room.’ Click image to play video; more details […]

Proof that directing a showcase film works, this week features an in-person video interview at the studio of director Bradley Walsh. Click image to play video — Click the “full […]

064 – Director Bradley Walsh (Beauty and the Beast)

Proof that directing a showcase film works, this week features an in-person video interview at the studio of director Bradley Walsh. Click image to play video — Click the “full […]

We’re debunking more Hollywood myths today! Bob DeRosa, writer of the hit feature ‘Killers‘ and the hit USA show ‘White Collar,’ has lots to say about the things we believe […]

063 – Bob DeRosa (Killers, White Collar)

We’re debunking more Hollywood myths today! Bob DeRosa, writer of the hit feature ‘Killers‘ and the hit USA show ‘White Collar,’ has lots to say about the things we believe […]

ORDER GH3 HERE (now shipping!): Amazon • Adorama • BH Photo When I interviewed NoFilmSchool founder Ryan Koo in episode 033, we discussed how the $3500 Canon 5D Mark II […]

How the Panasonic GH3 Democratizes Filmmaking

ORDER GH3 HERE (now shipping!): Amazon • Adorama • BH Photo When I interviewed NoFilmSchool founder Ryan Koo in episode 033, we discussed how the $3500 Canon 5D Mark II […]

Today is all about mentors, pitching, pilots, and breaking in! In a new topical format, today’s podcast with TV writer-producer Kam Miller is sure to help your career… buckle up! […]

062 – Kam Miller (Law & Order: SVU, Killer Instinct)

Today is all about mentors, pitching, pilots, and breaking in! In a new topical format, today’s podcast with TV writer-producer Kam Miller is sure to help your career… buckle up! […]

As a production manager, David Barlow got his break into writing by a very unusual method… pitching jokes on set! Since then, he has created two series, including the long […]

061 – David Barlow (King, Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy)

As a production manager, David Barlow got his break into writing by a very unusual method… pitching jokes on set! Since then, he has created two series, including the long […]

From Fresh Prince of Bel Air to Weeds, Devon K. Shepard has been a busy TV writer/producer for the last 23 years. He’s full of wisdom on what made that […]

060 – Devon Shepard (MADtv, Weeds)

From Fresh Prince of Bel Air to Weeds, Devon K. Shepard has been a busy TV writer/producer for the last 23 years. He’s full of wisdom on what made that […]

What do you get when you cross a life coach with a screenwriter? That’s what we’re going to find out today, as we meet Jenna Avery! Click image to play […]

059 – Creative Destiny Coach & Screenwriter Jenna Avery

What do you get when you cross a life coach with a screenwriter? That’s what we’re going to find out today, as we meet Jenna Avery! Click image to play […]

“The best writers in town have everything in their arsenal.” Janine Sherman Barrois is our guest this week, and she knows what she’s talking about! Click image to play video; […]

058 – Janine Sherman Barrois (Criminal Minds, ER, Third Watch)

“The best writers in town have everything in their arsenal.” Janine Sherman Barrois is our guest this week, and she knows what she’s talking about! Click image to play video; […]

His horror films have broken records, and his his current FearNet series was renewed almost immediately out of the gate. This week we meet hard-working producer-writer-actor-director-showrunner Adam Green! Click image […]

057 – Horror Icon Adam Green (Hatchet, Holliston)

His horror films have broken records, and his his current FearNet series was renewed almost immediately out of the gate. This week we meet hard-working producer-writer-actor-director-showrunner Adam Green! Click image […]

After studying at Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Brandon David Cole set a goal of writing and directing three feature films by the time he was 30. […]

056 – Brandon David Cole (Bristol Boys)

After studying at Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Brandon David Cole set a goal of writing and directing three feature films by the time he was 30. […]

She won an International Emmy Award for her series Dark Oracle, and received 16 Gemini Awards for her series Being Erica. This week, we meet Canadian series creator and showrunner […]

055 – Jana Sinyor (Dark Oracle, Being Erica)

She won an International Emmy Award for her series Dark Oracle, and received 16 Gemini Awards for her series Being Erica. This week, we meet Canadian series creator and showrunner […]

From executive at Amblin Entertainment to director of the Showrunner Training Program, Carole Kirschner has the goods on how to break in to Hollywood… so much so, she wrote a […]

054 – Carole Kirschner (Hollywood Game Plan, Showrunner Training Program)

From executive at Amblin Entertainment to director of the Showrunner Training Program, Carole Kirschner has the goods on how to break in to Hollywood… so much so, she wrote a […]

Sterling Anderson is an award-winning screenwriter, TV writer, and author. His newest book, Beyond Screenwriting, goes where no other industry book goes… into the trenches of today’s writer in Hollywood. […]

053 – Sterling Anderson (Beyond Screenwriting, The Unit)

Sterling Anderson is an award-winning screenwriter, TV writer, and author. His newest book, Beyond Screenwriting, goes where no other industry book goes… into the trenches of today’s writer in Hollywood. […]

For Daniel Knauf, his first TV staff gig wasn’t until his forties, when he sold ‘Carnivàle‘ to HBO… and he’s still breaking barriers today, as he launches a new cutting-edge […]

052 – Daniel Knauf (Carnivale, Bxx: Haunted)

For Daniel Knauf, his first TV staff gig wasn’t until his forties, when he sold ‘Carnivàle‘ to HBO… and he’s still breaking barriers today, as he launches a new cutting-edge […]

Reality TV now represents 57% of American television… and yes, they need writers! This might just be the easiest way to break into the entertainment industry. Want to know more? […]

051 – Troy Devolld (Dancing With the Stars, Reality TV)

Reality TV now represents 57% of American television… and yes, they need writers! This might just be the easiest way to break into the entertainment industry. Want to know more? […]

Four years ago, Kyle Killen faced an ultimatum from his pregnant wife: sell something, or call it quits on this “hobby.” Fast forward to the present: Kyle has sold two […]

050 – Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star)

Four years ago, Kyle Killen faced an ultimatum from his pregnant wife: sell something, or call it quits on this “hobby.” Fast forward to the present: Kyle has sold two […]

5 years ago, a good spec TV script could land you a job on staff. Now, everyone wants spec pilots. So where are the resources on how to write one? […]

049 – William Rabkin (Writing the Pilot)

5 years ago, a good spec TV script could land you a job on staff. Now, everyone wants spec pilots. So where are the resources on how to write one? […]

Brandy Rivers is currently a literary manager/producer at Gersh Agency, working in both film and television. She is responsible for representing authors, screenwriters, and directors as well as developing underlying […]

048 – Manager Brandy Rivers (Gersh Agency)

Brandy Rivers is currently a literary manager/producer at Gersh Agency, working in both film and television. She is responsible for representing authors, screenwriters, and directors as well as developing underlying […]

From family TV to teaching web series writing… Ross Brown wrote for some of the biggest family sitcoms of the eighties and nineties, including creating a show that would be […]

047 – Ross Brown (The Cosby Show, Byte-Sized Television)

From family TV to teaching web series writing… Ross Brown wrote for some of the biggest family sitcoms of the eighties and nineties, including creating a show that would be […]

John Vorhaus is best known as the author of The Comic Toolbox: How to be Funny Even if You’re Not. This seminal book on writing comedy for television and film […]

046 – John Vorhaus (Comic Toolbox, Married… with Children)

John Vorhaus is best known as the author of The Comic Toolbox: How to be Funny Even if You’re Not. This seminal book on writing comedy for television and film […]

The doctor is in! This week features none other than the TV Script Doctor herself, Sarah McLaughlin, who also happens to be a successful comedy writer on shows such as […]

045 – Sarah McLaughlin (Drop Dead Diva, That 70′s Show)

The doctor is in! This week features none other than the TV Script Doctor herself, Sarah McLaughlin, who also happens to be a successful comedy writer on shows such as […]

This week we are proud to welcome the creator of some of the UK’s finest and highest rated TV series of the 1970′s, recipient of the Best Series writer award […]

044 – John Finch (A Family At War, Sam, Coronation Street)

This week we are proud to welcome the creator of some of the UK’s finest and highest rated TV series of the 1970′s, recipient of the Best Series writer award […]

She wrote the book on TV writing… literally! And she also started what has become the most esteemed graduate school for television writing. This week Gray has a wonderful chat […]

043 – Pamela Douglas (Writing the TV Drama Series, USC)

She wrote the book on TV writing… literally! And she also started what has become the most esteemed graduate school for television writing. This week Gray has a wonderful chat […]

From Robert McKee’s Screenwriting 101 class at USC, to co-developing a successful spinoff of a John Hughes classic, to writing on some of the most well known shows of the […]

042 – Alan Cross (Weird Science, Dawson’s Creek)

From Robert McKee’s Screenwriting 101 class at USC, to co-developing a successful spinoff of a John Hughes classic, to writing on some of the most well known shows of the […]

It’s podcast mashup time! Instructor, author, and script consultant Pilar Alessandra, host of the On The Page podcast, joins Gray for a wonderful interview. Click image to play video; more […]

041 – Pilar Alessandra (The Coffee Break Screenwriter, On The Page)

It’s podcast mashup time! Instructor, author, and script consultant Pilar Alessandra, host of the On The Page podcast, joins Gray for a wonderful interview. Click image to play video; more […]

Today brings not just one but two interviews with Phil Klemmer, a writer on all five seasons of ‘Chuck,’ and all four seasons of ‘Veronica Mars.’ We also launch the […]

040 – Phil Klemmer (Veronica Mars, Chuck)

Today brings not just one but two interviews with Phil Klemmer, a writer on all five seasons of ‘Chuck,’ and all four seasons of ‘Veronica Mars.’ We also launch the […]

He was born on the first day of the Great Depression, did competitive ski racing in Europe, and went to spy school to became a special agent. But a passion […]

039 – Eric Kaldor (Kojak, Rockford Files)

He was born on the first day of the Great Depression, did competitive ski racing in Europe, and went to spy school to became a special agent. But a passion […]

Comedy writer Kristin Newman spent almost 10 years writing on very well known comedies, including having her own pilot shot and picked up to series (though not aired). She now […]

038 – Kristin Newman (Chuck, That 70′s Show)

Comedy writer Kristin Newman spent almost 10 years writing on very well known comedies, including having her own pilot shot and picked up to series (though not aired). She now […]

This week we hear from another animation writer / story editor: Christopher Yost has been working on animated TV series, comics, and features for almost ten years, for well known […]

037 – Christopher Yost (Killer of Demons, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes)

This week we hear from another animation writer / story editor: Christopher Yost has been working on animated TV series, comics, and features for almost ten years, for well known […]

Animation writer / creative producer / story editor David Dias was a hit on the TV Writer Chat several weeks ago, and is back for a one hour interview discussing […]

036 – David Dias (Max & Ruby, Redakai)

Animation writer / creative producer / story editor David Dias was a hit on the TV Writer Chat several weeks ago, and is back for a one hour interview discussing […]

Ever heard of someone who didn’t live in L.A. or New York landing a staff TV writing gig? How about sight unseen, hired from a phone interview? Meet Mike Alber, […]

035 – Mike Alber (Death Valley, Ultradome)

Ever heard of someone who didn’t live in L.A. or New York landing a staff TV writing gig? How about sight unseen, hired from a phone interview? Meet Mike Alber, […]

Within 7 years of graduating from film school, Sheri Elwood had not only created her own successful TV series, but had written and directed a feature film starring Kirsten Dunst […]

034 – Sheri Elwood (Call Me Fitz, Defying Gravity)

Within 7 years of graduating from film school, Sheri Elwood had not only created her own successful TV series, but had written and directed a feature film starring Kirsten Dunst […]

Want to shoot a showcase film? Web series? Crowd fund a project? This week Gray talks to Koo — a Webby Award winner, DIY filmmaker, and the creator of NoFilmSchool.com […]

033 – Koo (The West Side, NoFilmSchool.com)

Want to shoot a showcase film? Web series? Crowd fund a project? This week Gray talks to Koo — a Webby Award winner, DIY filmmaker, and the creator of NoFilmSchool.com […]

Do spec pilot scripts sell? What about pilots shot on spec? This week Gray talks to successful author-writer-producer Rob Thomas, creator of Cupid, Veronica Mars, and most recently, Party Down. […]

032 – Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, Party Down)

Do spec pilot scripts sell? What about pilots shot on spec? This week Gray talks to successful author-writer-producer Rob Thomas, creator of Cupid, Veronica Mars, and most recently, Party Down. […]

We have another Harvard grad this week… comedy writer Dan Goor, currently supervising producer of the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation. Click image to play video; more details are below. […]

031 – Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation, Late Night with Conan O’Brien)

We have another Harvard grad this week… comedy writer Dan Goor, currently supervising producer of the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation. Click image to play video; more details are below. […]

Writer-producer Ari Posner delivered a humorous valedictorian speech to his Harvard class in 1986, and has been making us laugh ever since! Click image to play video; more details are […]

030 – Ari Posner (Reba, Popular, Call Me Fitz)

Writer-producer Ari Posner delivered a humorous valedictorian speech to his Harvard class in 1986, and has been making us laugh ever since! Click image to play video; more details are […]

Writer-producer-author Sheldon Bull was challenged by friend and co-writer Blake Snyder to write a “Save the Cat” for sitcom writing. Thus was born “Elephant Bucks: An Inside Guide to Writing […]

029 – Sheldon Bull (author, “Elephant Bucks”)

Writer-producer-author Sheldon Bull was challenged by friend and co-writer Blake Snyder to write a “Save the Cat” for sitcom writing. Thus was born “Elephant Bucks: An Inside Guide to Writing […]

TV WRITER PODCAST SUMMER CONTEST 2011 The contest is now closed… thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to all who won! The full list of winners is at the […]

TV Writer Podcast Summer Contest 2011!

TV WRITER PODCAST SUMMER CONTEST 2011 The contest is now closed… thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to all who won! The full list of winners is at the […]

Writer Tamiko Brooks grew up in Detroit, but knew from an early age she wanted to work in the entertainment industry. She was not only the first Nickelodeon live action […]

028 – Tamiko Brooks (8 Simple Rules, Half & Half)

Writer Tamiko Brooks grew up in Detroit, but knew from an early age she wanted to work in the entertainment industry. She was not only the first Nickelodeon live action […]

Writer/Director Eric Haywood started out as a successful Atlanta-based music video director, but since moving to Los Angeles has written for cable and network television, has written a TV movie, […]

027 – Eric Haywood (Soul Food, Relative Stranger)

Writer/Director Eric Haywood started out as a successful Atlanta-based music video director, but since moving to Los Angeles has written for cable and network television, has written a TV movie, […]

Jen Grisanti is a story career consultant, independent producer, writing instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the new books, Story […]

026 – Jen Grisanti (author & story career consultant)

Jen Grisanti is a story career consultant, independent producer, writing instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the new books, Story […]

Comedy writer & stand-up comic Karey Dornetto has worked on all kinds of comedy shows, from sketch to traditional sitcom, and many in between. Click image to play video; more […]

025 – Karey Dornetto (Portlandia, Community)

Comedy writer & stand-up comic Karey Dornetto has worked on all kinds of comedy shows, from sketch to traditional sitcom, and many in between. Click image to play video; more […]

Comedy writer Courtney Lilly has only been in Hollywood 11 years, and yet has had tremendous success on a number of well-known sitcoms, including Arrested Development, Everybody Hates Chris, My […]

024 – Courtney Lilly (The Cleveland Show, My Boys)

Comedy writer Courtney Lilly has only been in Hollywood 11 years, and yet has had tremendous success on a number of well-known sitcoms, including Arrested Development, Everybody Hates Chris, My […]

Next in our “writers who have done it all” series is Vancouver-based TV/feature/graphic novel writer, poet, and standup comic Jennica Harper. Not only has she worked in many genres and […]

023 – Jennica Harper (Shattered, Mr. Young)

Next in our “writers who have done it all” series is Vancouver-based TV/feature/graphic novel writer, poet, and standup comic Jennica Harper. Not only has she worked in many genres and […]

This week we meet another writer who has done it all… Toronto-based writer Andrea Moodie has worked in features, scripted dramatic television, documentaries, reality and lifestyle television, interactive games, and […]

022 – Andrea Moodie (Psi Factor, Property Virgins)

This week we meet another writer who has done it all… Toronto-based writer Andrea Moodie has worked in features, scripted dramatic television, documentaries, reality and lifestyle television, interactive games, and […]

Do you want to write comedy? Reality? Scripted? Work in development? Write a pilot? Web series? Or maybe work as an executive? This week we have a massive 82 minute […]

021 – Chad Gervich

Do you want to write comedy? Reality? Scripted? Work in development? Write a pilot? Web series? Or maybe work as an executive? This week we have a massive 82 minute […]

This week features the conclusion of our round table discussion on social networking for the writer, and our three esteemed guests were back in full form: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman and […]

020 – Social Media & The Writer Round Table – Part 2

This week features the conclusion of our round table discussion on social networking for the writer, and our three esteemed guests were back in full form: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman and […]

To tackle the immense, cutting edge topic of social networking for the writer, we needed to call in a panel of experts… in a round table discussion set in a […]

019 – Social Media & The Writer Round Table – Part 1

To tackle the immense, cutting edge topic of social networking for the writer, we needed to call in a panel of experts… in a round table discussion set in a […]

What’s another way to spell “juggernaut?” You could easily spell it C-S-I, or N-C-I-S. The franchises spawned by these shows dominate the ratings, and continue to deliver week after week, […]

018 – Corey Miller (CSI Miami, Body of Proof)

What’s another way to spell “juggernaut?” You could easily spell it C-S-I, or N-C-I-S. The franchises spawned by these shows dominate the ratings, and continue to deliver week after week, […]

Just like there are far fewer resources for learning TV writing than for learning to write features, there are an incredibly small number of resources for learning to write for […]

017 – Steven Darancette (Animated TV)

Just like there are far fewer resources for learning TV writing than for learning to write features, there are an incredibly small number of resources for learning to write for […]

This week we have an absolute treat… a 46-minute interview with Emmy-nominated writer-producer, playwright, director, and author of the TV Writer’s Workbook, Ellen Sandler! Click image to play video; more […]

016 – Ellen Sandler (Author, TV Writer’s Workbook)

This week we have an absolute treat… a 46-minute interview with Emmy-nominated writer-producer, playwright, director, and author of the TV Writer’s Workbook, Ellen Sandler! Click image to play video; more […]

He moved permanently to Los Angeles! And then the phone started ringing for Canadian jobs… Award-winning Canadian TV & feature writer-producer Wil Zmak is sure to win records for the […]

015 – TV/Feature Writer Wil Zmak

He moved permanently to Los Angeles! And then the phone started ringing for Canadian jobs… Award-winning Canadian TV & feature writer-producer Wil Zmak is sure to win records for the […]

Unfortunately, an expensive audio interface device I use for my podcasting went literally up in smoke last night.  It comes at an awkward time, because I am between day job […]

Audio Device Fried – Donations Needed [UPDATED]

Unfortunately, an expensive audio interface device I use for my podcasting went literally up in smoke last night.  It comes at an awkward time, because I am between day job […]

Whether you live in Los Angeles, Toronto, or anywhere else, you’re going to love this interview with Canadian TV & feature writer Matt McLennan. Not only is it full to […]

014 – TV/Feature Writer Matt MacLennan

Whether you live in Los Angeles, Toronto, or anywhere else, you’re going to love this interview with Canadian TV & feature writer Matt McLennan. Not only is it full to […]

In episode 012, writer-producer Karen Walton told us about the online group she founded, called “Ink Canada,” and their “Ink Drinks” events. This week, Gray had the opportunity to bring […]

Special – Ink Drinks Toronto (HD)

In episode 012, writer-producer Karen Walton told us about the online group she founded, called “Ink Canada,” and their “Ink Drinks” events. This week, Gray had the opportunity to bring […]

The prevailing wisdom says that “you must move to L.A.” if you want to make it as a TV or feature writer. This week we meet Tim Stubinski, a Canadian […]

013 – TV/Feature Writer Tim Stubinski

The prevailing wisdom says that “you must move to L.A.” if you want to make it as a TV or feature writer. This week we meet Tim Stubinski, a Canadian […]

Best known as the writer of the original cult horror film, Ginger Snaps, award-winning writer-producer Karen Walton has developed original and adapted film projects in almost every genre with top […]

012 – TV/Feature Writer Karen Walton

Best known as the writer of the original cult horror film, Ginger Snaps, award-winning writer-producer Karen Walton has developed original and adapted film projects in almost every genre with top […]

This episode serves as the end of our Women TV Writers series and the beginning of our Canadian TV Market series, which will run through the month of March. Click […]

011 – TV/Feature Writer Daegan Fryklind

This episode serves as the end of our Women TV Writers series and the beginning of our Canadian TV Market series, which will run through the month of March. Click […]

Next up in our Women TV Writers series, we meet Keto Shimizu, an alumnus of the NBC Writers on the Verge program, who landed a staff writing gig on NBC’s […]

010 – Keto Shimizu (The Cape)

Next up in our Women TV Writers series, we meet Keto Shimizu, an alumnus of the NBC Writers on the Verge program, who landed a staff writing gig on NBC’s […]

As we continue our Women TV Writers series, we are excited to present our first writing team, Elisabeth R. Finch and Kate Barnow, who wrote for HBO’s True Blood, and […]

009 – Elisabeth R. Finch & Kate Barnow (No Ordinary Family)

As we continue our Women TV Writers series, we are excited to present our first writing team, Elisabeth R. Finch and Kate Barnow, who wrote for HBO’s True Blood, and […]

As we begin our Women TV Writers series, we are excited to have two interviews with Ali Adler, Co-Executive Producer and writer of ABC’s exciting new show, No Ordinary Family. […]

008 – Ali Adler (Chuck, No Ordinary Family)

As we begin our Women TV Writers series, we are excited to have two interviews with Ali Adler, Co-Executive Producer and writer of ABC’s exciting new show, No Ordinary Family. […]

What if you were called in to run a show that had just aired its first four episodes, and was put on hold? That happened to former Chuck writer/co-executive producer […]

007 – V Showrunner Scott Rosenbaum

What if you were called in to run a show that had just aired its first four episodes, and was put on hold? That happened to former Chuck writer/co-executive producer […]

Are you wondering whether to write features or television? To try to get a pilot produced, or to work on a staff? Or are you concerned you don’t have enough […]

006 – TV & Feature Writer Dan McDermott

Are you wondering whether to write features or television? To try to get a pilot produced, or to work on a staff? Or are you concerned you don’t have enough […]

He’s won 5 Prime Time Emmys, a Grammy, a Peabody, and a Television Critics’ Association Award, and was even named a “SuperJew” by Time Out New York. No, he doesn’t […]

005 – Emmy Winning Comedy Writer Rob Kutner

He’s won 5 Prime Time Emmys, a Grammy, a Peabody, and a Television Critics’ Association Award, and was even named a “SuperJew” by Time Out New York. No, he doesn’t […]

In the final part of our series on the crossover between SyFy’s hit shows Warehouse 13 and Eureka, this week Gray talks to the co-creator and showrunner of Eureka, Jaime […]

004 – Eureka’s Jaime Paglia & Neil Grayston

In the final part of our series on the crossover between SyFy’s hit shows Warehouse 13 and Eureka, this week Gray talks to the co-creator and showrunner of Eureka, Jaime […]

Continuing our series on the crossover between SyFy’s hit shows Warehouse 13 and Eureka, this week Gray talks to the writer of the crossover episode on the Warehouse 13 side, […]

003 – Warehouse 13 Writer Ian Stokes

Continuing our series on the crossover between SyFy’s hit shows Warehouse 13 and Eureka, this week Gray talks to the writer of the crossover episode on the Warehouse 13 side, […]

Warehouse 13 has been breaking records for SyFy network since its launch. Today we are pleased to bring you an interview with Warehouse 13 showrunner Jack Kenny. Click image to […]

002 – Warehouse 13 Showrunner Jack Kenny

Warehouse 13 has been breaking records for SyFy network since its launch. Today we are pleased to bring you an interview with Warehouse 13 showrunner Jack Kenny. Click image to […]

As the first of our “Countdown to Launch” promotion, this episode features not one but two interviews with Human Target show runner Matt Miller. Click image to play video; more […]

001 – Human Target Showrunner Matt Miller

As the first of our “Countdown to Launch” promotion, this episode features not one but two interviews with Human Target show runner Matt Miller. Click image to play video; more […]

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