At a pre-Emmy breakfast last year, "Downton Abbey's" architect Julian Fellowes expressed some amusement at the thought of a "writers' room." "I don't have as much ability to talk in our writers' room…
10 TV Scribes to Watch
At Variety‘s annual “Night in the Writers Room” event held Tuesday Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, scribes from an eclectic mix of cable and broadcast series gathered to talk about their…
TV writers aren't known for their sunny dispositions and optimism. Indeed, read the vanity-card messages from Chuck Lorre — who's producing four shows for CBS next season — and even he sounds glum…
Josh Friedman has inked a two-year overall deal with Universal TV, and will serve as a co-exec producer on NBC’s pirate drama “Crossbones” as a part of the deal. Friedman recently was under an…
The Whistler Film Fest will host for the first time Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch, presented with Amazon Studios. Honorees are Katie Dippold ("The Heat"); Patrick Aison ("Wunderkind"); Reid…
In the process of moving from features to the faster pace of TV "Person of Interest," exec producer Jonathan Nolan discovered a surefire cure for writer's block.
The title may be "Awkward" but with a show airing on MTV, series writer-creator Lauren Iungerich can now more easily explain what she does for a living. Before "Awkward," Iungerich wrote and sold…
Dealing with deity creates compelling concept for Peacock's midseason "Save Me."
"Game of Thrones" voice offers distaff perspective for HBO epic
Deciding to crank out a slew of spec TV episodes with an old college roommate proved the catalyst for Jennie Snyder Urman.
Not many writing careers begin in a bathroom. Of course, Joseph Weisberg isn't like most writers.