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After interviewing over 130 TV writers, I can’t count how many times I’ve heard how lost writers felt when they first stepped into a writers’ room. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a book to help you understand how to succeed in all types of staffs, with all types of personalities, working for all types of showrunners? Well, now there is — Niceole Levy’s comprehensive book “The Writers’ Room Survival Guide” is now available! CLICK HERE to order — I guarantee you will want it on your shelf, and it makes a great gift for the budding TV writer, or anyone who wants to know what life is like for a TV writer from when they clock in to when they clock out.

Niceole Levy Bio:

Niceole Levy grew up under the bright stars of the Mojave Desert before swapping them for bright lights of Los Angeles. Studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts yielded the epiphany that she preferred writing. She worked as a police dispatcher to pay her way through undergraduate USC, and then completed the Master of Professional Writing program, also at USC.

An alum of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, NBC’s Writers on the Verge, and the WGAw Showrunner Training Program, Niceole has written on “Ironside,” “Allegiance,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Shades of Blue,” “Cloak & Dagger,” “Fate: the Winx Saga,” and “S.W.A.T.” She also co-wrote a feature, “The Banker,” with former Allegiance showrunner and director George Nolfi, available on AppleTV+.

Niceole is currently a co-executive producer on “The Recruit,” which will air on Netflix, and has several TV and feature projects in development. The Writers’ Room Survival Guide is her first book.

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Graham “Gray” Jones is a seasoned TV editor/writer located in Valencia, California (on the northern outskirts of LA). He has an honors Screenwriting BFA from York University, where he graduated with distinction in 1994.

He hosted one of the world’s leading TV-themed podcasts, "Chuck vs. the Podcast," about NBC’s Chuck, and currently hosts the "TV Writer Podcast," in partnership with Script Magazine.

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