[Video]: Comedy Roundtable

Another Hollywood Report Showrunners Roundtable, focusing on the art of writing a successful comedy show. Mike Schur & Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation), Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), Bruce Helford (Anger Management), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), Steve Molaro (The Big Bang Theory). If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or […]

[Video]: Vince Gilligan’s Island

Adam Savage sits down with legendary showrunner Vince Gilligan for a gloriously rambling discussion. Why does TV allow you to get to know your characters better than film? Why is it so critical for an ending to be satisfying, rather than happy or clever? And how long did the seven Breaking Bad writers need to […]

Best of the Web 6 Jul

Story & Structure :: TV Pilot Tuesday! – The Strain :: Chicken or the Egg? Pitching & Selling :: ‘Extant’: How a Contest Led First-Time Creator Mickey Fisher to Spielberg :: Screenwriting Box Office – The Transformers Debacle Best of the Rest :: Mystery Creative’s Funtime Bile: Willful Madness :: A Look at What’s Ahead […]

Best of the Web 22 Jun

Script Perfection :: Drama Showrunner Roundtable: Watch The Full, Uncensored Interview :: Following Disciplines To Stay On Target… Pitching & Selling :: 29 Ways NOT To Submit To An Agent Best of the Rest :: Sony Buys Spec ‘Leviathan’ For Neal Moritz :: Jon Spaihts Tapped to Write Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ _______________________________ With thanks to […]

[Video]: Morgan Spurlock on Selling Out

The enterprising filmmaker Morgan Spurlock – of the McDonalds takedown documentary Supersize Me – jumps on stage for a Ted Talk on the relationship between art and sponsorship. What ideas are marketable, and does doing business with Business compromise a film’s integrity? Or is it a force for good? If you liked this, check out […]