Inside the Writers' Room: Conversations with American TV Writers

Inside the Writers' Room: Conversations with American TV Writers

By: Christina Kallas (editor)Paperback

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US television drama has gained recognition for its sophisticated narrative form, and the role of the writer has been central to this. Here television writers share their experiences and practices of writing for highly successful shows such as The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Cheers, Sex and the City, The Wire, Mad Men, The Big C and Boardwalk Empire.

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Christina Kallas is Adjunct Professor in the School of the Arts Film Division at Columbia University, USA, and also teaches at the New School in New York. A producer and writer, she has been the President of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe since 2006, and is the founder of the Writers Improv Studio in New York.


Introduction: (R)evolution of a Medium CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATIVE TV WRITERS 1. Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos) 2. Warren Leight (In Treatment, Lights Out) 3. Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide, Borgia) 4. Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City, Men in Trees, The Big C) 5. Robert Carlock (Friends, SNL, 30 Rock) 6. Janet Leahy (Cheers, The Cosby Show, Gilmore Girls, Boston Legal, Mad Men) 7. Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Treme) 8. Diana Son (Law and Order, Blue Bloods, Southland) 9. Charlie Rubin (Seinfeld, Law and Order) 10. Tim van Patten (The Sopranos, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) Epilogue Bibliography

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  • publication date: 13/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137338105
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781137338105
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 1137338105

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