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Interview with Arrested Development Creator: Mitch Hurwitz

In the first part of Pretentious Film Majors’ 2-part interview with Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz, Mitch discusses some of his earliest influences, starting out on the Golden girls, and face stamping the Sandrabot. Find out what the creator of one of the funniest shows ever has to say about how he came up with Read MoreRead More

Post-Water-Cooler TV: How to Make a TV Drama in the Twitter Age

There’s no denying it, the world of television consumption is not what it was a mere 5 or 10 years ago. The New York Times gathered the folks that steer six of the best dramas on television for their take on creating TV for the Twitter Age. Q. With seismic shifts in viewing habits, audiences Read MoreRead More

Greg Daniels on Writing the Final Season of “The Office”

FastCo Create interviews Showrunner Greg Daniels on his approach to writing the final season of the “The Office”. Co.Create: What are you feeling now that you’re down to the last few episodes?  Greg Daniels: Well, I’m very concerned with making the cuts right. I can’t influence anything else at this point. The sets are gone Read MoreRead More

Showrunner Rules from Jeffrey Lieber

Scott Myers hosts a series of Rules for Showrunners as outlined by Jeffrey Lieber, showrunner for Lost. Here, Jeffrey explains how they came up with the idea. We three were staring at a cut of this show I created called Miami Medical (which, when it started, was neither set in Miami nor exactly medical, but… Read MoreRead More