Monday, November 07, 2016

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BRANDON EASTON ON WRITING FOR TV’S AGENT CARTER AND THE ART, ECONOMICS + POLITICS OF WRITERS ROOMS (MF GALAXY 096)


MAINTAINING INTEGRITY IN TV WRITING WHILE BEING A TEAM PLAYER, THE ROLES OF SHOW RUNNER AND STAFF WRITER, THE IMPORTANCE OF CHEMISTRY, HOW TO BREAK A SCRIPT, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GO OVER BUDGET


Brandon Easton is a super-accomplished creator. In addition to having made the must-see documentary Brave New Souls about African-American writers and artists in science fiction and fantasy novels, comics, and movies, he’s also a:
  • Freelance Writer at Marvel Entertainment
  • Writer of M.A.S.K. at IDW Publishing
  • Freelance Writer at IDW Publishing
  • Volunteer Solar System Ambassador at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Writer at Unified Pictures
  • Writer at Lion Forge Comics
  • Former Program Writer at Disney/ABC Television Group
  • Former Staff Writer at Marvel Entertainment
Easton has received the 2015 Disney-ABC Writing Program, a 2014 nomination for the Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Single Issue or One Shot, and four Glyph Awards. He was also a semi-finalist for the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival's Project Stargazer, which was a collaboration with NASA to find and develop science-fiction writers of color.
Easton spoke with me on June 27, 2016 by Skype, about:
  • How the Disney ABC Writing Programme works
  • Pro writing for the market with big money at stake
  • The pressure of writers rooms and how they made him smarter
  • How showrunners choose their writers
  • How to break an episode
  • The art and science of bottle shows
  • The penalties for going over budget
While I mention that we’ll be talking about writing for Marvel, that’ll be coming in a future episode of MF GALAXY, so keep subscribing.

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Buy Brandon Easton’s Brave New Souls documentary on African-American science fiction and fantasy film makers, authors, and comic creators. It’s a great doc and it’s only 8 bucks. 










 

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