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The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

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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… read more


From Pitch to Punchline (ATX Festival 2018)

Pitching a TV show can be an intimidating process, but these creators have the added level of having to sell “funny.” What are the do's and don’ts of a comedy pitch? What’s the balance between humor and story? And what happens with the network/studio doesn’t “get the joke”? These creators rehash their process for creating the perfect pitch, what happened in the room, and how their series evolved into what we see on our screens today.

Panelist: Joel Church-Cooper (Brockmire), Kate Lambert (Teachers), Jeff Astrof (Trial & Error)

Moderator: Ben Travers (IndieWire)

Recorded Live at the 2018 ATX Festival

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