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Enough People in the World Make You Feel Like Sh*t. Don't Help Them.

Nina Bargiel | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Nina Bargiel

By the time I turned 30, I had written 17 episodes of an iconic television show ("Lizzie McGuire"), been nominated for two Emmys, had an agent, a manager and a size-6 body that I could cram into all sorts of fun outfits. By the time I turned 35, I was near-broke.

All Growz Up with Melinda Hill: Karen Kilgariff

Melinda Hill | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

How Much Do Your Favorite TV Writers Make?

Posted 12.19.2013 | TV

It's a job everyone thinks they could do, few are given the opportunity, and even fewer do it well. Landing a gig as a writer for cable or network TV ...

All Growz Up with Melinda Hill: Laura Kightlinger

Melinda Hill | Posted 01.24.2014 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

TV or Not TV -- The Follow-up

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

My article yesterday here about TV writers and directors brought forth a terrific comment by a reader on my website, who went by Kevin. It adds a good...

WATCH: 'Girls' Writer On What It's Really Like To Work With Lena Dunham

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women

Few shows have generated the caliber of enthusiasm (and opposition) that "Girls" inspires every episode. But while Lena Dunham is undoubtedly the face...

Everything I Needed to Survive in Hollywood I Learned Working in a Pizzeria

Jesse Lasky | Posted 05.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Jesse Lasky

The only thing more surprising than a Jewish kid from Long Island having worked in an Italian pizzeria are the surprisingly essential lessons I garnered twirling dough and eating Italian ices.

On Sex and Writing (Not That Kind of Sex)

Jane Espenson | Posted 05.06.2012 | TV
Jane Espenson

There are a lot of reasons why a particular writer might not get hired to work on a staff: lack of talent, inability to write to specifications, combativeness, slowness, and offensive hygiene. In no rational world does the sex of the writer deserve to be on that list.

An Interview With Terence Winter: Executive Producer, Writer, and Creator of HBO's Boardwalk Empire (Part 1)

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 04.08.2012 | TV
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Boardwalk's second season ended this past December 11 with a closing shot that electrified the fans, but Winter and his creative team had already been in their writers' room since September, devising plot lines for season three.

Being Your Own Best Audience

Jane Espenson | Posted 03.11.2012 | TV
Jane Espenson

When people ask me how to write toward what an audience wants to see, I say, "Why would you want to do that?" I then apologize for being so abrupt. But, really. Forget the audience.

Why Is Television Losing Women Writers? Veteran Producers Weigh In

Aol TV | Posted 11.08.2011 | Women

As the fall TV season approaches, it's worth taking a closer look at the people who have created and written the scripted fare you'll see. In the 2...

The Fiction of Nonfiction TV

Susan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Susan Kim

Is plot dead? I had a recent argument with a playwriting student who thought it was. It wasn't just plot that was dead. She told me that the whole co...