Eric Haywood

Writers’ Room 101: “Showrunners” Movie Review

Eric Haywood has written for network and premium cable television series including ABC’s Private Practice, Showtime’s Soul Food, NBC’s Hawaii, and the Fox drama Empire. And now for something completely different… Since this blog is dedicated to breaking down the process of television writing, I don’t normally take time out to...

Writers’ Room 101: The Most Important Rule

There are very few absolute musts when it comes to the writers’ room. On almost any show you can name, there are small variations in terms of how certain things get done, but the basic process is pretty much the same nearly everywhere. Therefore, I’m going to do my best to...

Writers’ Room 101: The Introduction

Welcome to Writers’ Room 101! This is the first in what I hope will be a long series of blog posts that aims to be both informative and interesting. But before I formally kick off this column, I thought it might be useful to explain just what it’s all about…and what...