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Write On with 'Bodyguard' Creator and Showrunner Jed Mercurio

Bodyguard creator and showrunner Jed Mercurio discusses his transition from medical doctor to television writer, his blending of the factual and imaginative details in the show, and following the instincts of your inner-writer.

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Write On with 'Ozark' Showrunner Chris Mundy

Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy discusses his transition from Rolling Stone contributor to television writer, how Ozark came to be, and the dynamics of the show's writers room.  Ozark seasons one and two are available for streaming now on Netflix. 

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Write On with Grey's Anatomy Showrunner Krista Vernoff and Co-EP Elisabeth Finch

*Listener discretion is strongly advised: This episode contains sensitive content*

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Write On with 'The Hot Zone' Screenwriting Team Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson

Screenwriting team Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson discuss how their 20-year career together began, their first foray in the writers room of Smallville, their strategy for crafting pitches, and their latest adaptation of The Hot Zone as a series for...

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Write On with Hulu's Catch-22 Screenwriter Luke Davies

Screenwriter Luke Davies discusses his earlier work on his novel Candy, the award-winning film Lion, and his adaptation of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 for Hulu, directed by and starring George Clooney.

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Write On with 2018 Big Break Feature Winner Jeff Cassidy

2018 Big Break feature category winner Jeff Cassidy discusses getting his start as a focus puller in order to learn more about directing, how he eventually transitioned to writing and directing, and why he chose to enter his category-winning script D...

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Write On with Oscar-Winning 'BlacKkKlansman' Writer David Rabinowitz

David Rabinowitz discusses how he and his writing partner Charlie Wachtel got the rights to adapt BlacKkKlansman, getting Jordan Peele and Spike Lee on board, and their Oscar win!

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Write On with 'The Twilight Zone' Producer Simon Kinberg

Simon Kinberg discusses how he and fellow producer Jordan Peele came together to revive The Twilight Zone, the inspiration behind the show's unrelenting twists and how they maintain entertainment and enlightenment in each episode. 

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Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup

For the last 20 years, Lee Jessup has been coaching screenwriters on all elements of a successful career. Brand assessment and strategy, effective networking, crafting a memorable origin story that makes writers shine in a general meeting - Lee discu...

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