tv writers room

Writers’ Room 101: Tie Goes To The Showrunner

Quick, stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “Film is a director’s medium, but TV is a writer’s medium!” That’s what they say. But we writers often hear that as: “Film is a director’s medium…but TV is soooo much better for writers because there, THE WRITER IS KING!” I’ve lost...

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...

Blue Sky: Enter the TV Writers’ Room

The title of my column comes from an expression I only heard once in a writer’s room, but from somebody who’d been in a lot of rooms, over a lot of years, so I can only assume he didn’t make it up. To call a “blue sky” session in a writers...