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Variety’s new weekly series, “Hollywood How-To,” will tackle all things writing, with broader conversations about everything from crafting characters to navigating the writer’s room.

Hollywood’s top screenwriters, including Damon Lindelof (“Watchmen”), Janet Mock (“Pose”), Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (“Someone Great”), Susannah Grant (“Unbelievable”) , Christina Hodson (“Birds of Prey”), Sarah Kucserka (“High Fidelity”) and Robin Thede (“A Black Lady Sketch Show”) reveal their tips on creating a new character or adapting a beloved property for something new.

Watch the full video above to learn more about their process on how to develop a character.