Issue 1: A Conversation with Terry George and Tony Gilroy

Our first Issue focuses on screenwriting, with a vibrant discussion between Oscar®-nominated writer/directors Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, In the Name of the Father) and Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, The Bourne Identity), moderated by Jamal Joseph, Chair of the Columbia University Graduate Film Department. It was held on January 27, 2011, at our new Writers Guild offices.

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Issue 2: Reflections on Adaptation

OnWritingONLINE gathers Israel Horovitz (Sunshine), Doug McGrath (Emma)Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (A Room with a View)Richard Wesley (Native Son), and moderator Richard Vetere (The Third Miracle) at the WGAE offices to explore the challenges of transforming material created for another medium into a successful and enduring motion picture.

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Issue 3: The Writers Room

Robert Carlock (Executive Producer, 30 Rock), Meredith Scardino (Writer, The Colbert Report) and moderator John Markus (Co-Executive Producer, The Cosby Show) explore this mysterious netherworld of creativity – a place where few dare to enter, and even fewer survive.

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Issue 4: From Broadway to the Back Lot

You've won a Tony Award... or a Pulitzer Prize... or both... But what happens when Hollywood calls?

Playwrights John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation), David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), and Donald Margulies (Dinner With Friends) explore the opportunities that were presented and the challenges they faced in transferring their work from stage to screen. Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama, moderates the discussion.

Issue 5: Not Your Parents' Vast Wasteland

For the last decade, much of the truly original and creative writing across the landscape of visual media has been produced on off-network television. Two of the most prominent and successful creative forces in this realm have been Denis Leary (Rescue Me) and Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire).

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Issue 6: Drama & Deception in DC

Three of today’s acclaimed political-intrigue showrunners – Danny Strong (Recount, Game Change), Joe Weisberg (The Americans) and Beau Willimon (House of Cards) – discuss the new crop of Washington insiders on television—and what typifies these characters and their pursuits: ambition and corruption, cynicism and satire. Stefan Forbes (Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story) moderates. Recorded at 92Y.

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