The Office Showrunner Reveals his ‘Golden Rule’ of Writing Comedy
“I was a student once,” says Forrester, “and I was desperate for knowledge about comedy writing and I could never find anything that was of much value. I have yet to find any textbook with usable insights into comedy writing which is a surprise because there is so much that can be conveyed. In any craft you take up you’re going to collect concrete insights and information about how to do it. I’m certainly that kind of person.”
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT by screenwriter Robert Carlock
Writer Robert Carlock has a long list of TV shows that don his name. They include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Joey, Friends and The Dana Carvey Show. But his new film, Whiskey Foxtrot Tango starring Tina Fey, is his first produced feature. It's the story of a naive journalist who takes an assignment in ...
THE NEW YORKER PRESENTS from showrunner Kahane Cooperman
“The New Yorker has so many great stories, wouldn’t it be great to visualize them?” asks showrunner Kahane Cooperman of the new series The New Yorker Presents. The answer is a resounding yes.
ScreenwritingU Magazine sat down with Cooperman who spend most of her career as a producer on The Daily Show to find out what it takes to ...
CLUB DE CUERVOS writer and showrunner Jay Dyer on the new Netflix comedy
Jay Dyer is a veteran TV writer having worked on shows like Californication, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, All About the Andersons and Half & Half. So, how did this guy who wasn't much of an expert on soccer and Mexican culture get a series about soccer and Mexican culture for Netflix?
“When my agent first approached me, I had ...
Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields on THE AMERICANS
Writer Joe Weisberg knows a lot about being a spy. He used to be one. The former CIA officer is now the showrunner of the hit drama The Americans.
Set in the 1980s during the height of the Cold War, The Americans centers on a married couple (played by Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) who are actually Russian illegals spying inside the U.S.