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The Writers Panel

Nerdist Industries

Comedy, TV & Film

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TV & Film 40

The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.

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Dead Pilots Society backdoor pilot

December 8th, 2015

Episode 322 of 392 episodes

Ben Blacker is joined by writer Andrew Reich (Friends) to discuss and sneak-preview Dead Pilots Society, a Writers Panel spin-off coming in 2016 in which pilots that were developed but not shot are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Dead Pilots Society is piloted here with a script Andrew wrote with his then-writing-partner, Ted Cohen, called Laurel and Holly. It stars Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Kyle Bornheimer (Agent Carter), Jamie Denbo (Ronna and Beverly), Hayes MacArthur (Angie Tribeca), Tony Cavalero (School of Rock), and Valerie Azlynn (Sullivan and Son).

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