TV Drama Showrunners Panel (video)

Vince Gilligan and Matthew Weiner, TV showrunners Breaking Bad and Mad Men

Here is a fantastic roundtable interview via The Hollywood Reporter with some of the most influential TV creators out there.

  • Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom
  • Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective
  • Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
  • Ann Biderman, Ray Donovan
  • Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
  • Carlton Cuse, Bates Motel

They cover a lot of topics, from casting movie stars to the anxiety and thrill of the writing process to dealing with social media and much more.

We writers have a lot in common…childhoods, parents, a lot of these experiences are very common, it’s kind of shocking. And there is something about being heard and the chance to have that controlled communication that I think is worth the failure. It’s worth all the failures. And most of us don’t even know what our failures are.
-Matthew Weiner

Good luck and happy writing,


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