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A Selection Of Creative Screenwriting Magazine Interviews With TV Screenwriters In 2020

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We are still in the golden age of television which shows no signs of slowing down. Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with many TV writers and showrunners during 2020 to share their insights into the changing face of television. Here’s a selection of our high-profile TV writer interviews:

1) “Write a Good Story with Star Trek Grammar” Akiva Goldsman on ‘Star Trek: Picard’

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2) Screenwriter Tom Perrotta Talks ‘Mrs. Fletcher’, ‘The Leftovers’ & ‘Election’

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3) “America’s Story, by a Black Woman” Screenwriter Elle Johnson on ‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker’

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4) “What Would Picard Do?” Kirsten Beyer On Co-Creating ‘Star Trek: Picard’

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5) Showrunner Liz Tigelaar Is Putting Out “Little Fires Everywhere”

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6) “It’s A Different Now” Showrunner Bruce Miller Discusses ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

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7) “Pick Your Monsters” Eric Newman on Empathetic Villains in ‘Narcos’ & ‘Narcos: Mexico’

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8) “Expanding the Definition of Blackness in America” Kenya Barris on Black-ish & Netflix’s #BlackAF

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9) “Write Without a Censor” Veena Sud on Quibi’s ‘The Stranger’

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10) “Religion Is Not A Punchline” Ramy Youseff on Hulu’s Ramy

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11) “Improving Bulletproof Drafts” Mark Bomback on ‘Defending Jacob,’ ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain,’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’ Prequels

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12) “Emotional Procedural” How Showrunner Austin Winsberg Classifies ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

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13) Alexandra Cunningham Talks Dirty (John) & The Rise Of Anthology TV Series

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14) “Stories that Remain in You” Gideon Raff on ‘Homeland’, ‘The Spy’, & ‘Prisoners of War’

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15) “Mine the Material for Something Great” Liz Feldman on ‘Dead to Me’ and Writing for Ellen DeGeneres

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16) “It’s Not A History Lesson” Writer Tony McNamara Talks ‘The Great’

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17) “The Insidious Nature Of Power” Kerry Ehrin On ‘The Morning Show’

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18) “We Must Fight For Our Rights Because They Are So Tenuous” Dahvi Waller Talks ‘Mrs. America’

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19) “A Dysfunctional Family Story Cloaked In The Superhero Genre” Showrunner Steve Blackman on ‘The Umbrella Academy’

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20) “A Story About Marriage” Showrunner Chris Mundy Talks ‘Ozark’

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21) Katori Hall Talks Up The Grit & Glitter Of “P-Valley” On Starz

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22) “Creators, Creations & Faith” Aaron Guzikowski Summarizes ‘Raised By Wolves’

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23 ) “Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Prentice Penny Talks “Insecure” and “Uncorked”

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24) TV Writer Bill Lawrence Talks “Ted Lasso”

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25) “Follow Your Story Instincts” Advises ‘Bull’ and ‘Medium’ Showrunner Glenn Gordon Caron

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