Scriptnotes Podcast: 296 – Television with Damon Lindelof

https://overcast.fm/+BRLuh5l4Y

A very comprehensive talk with Damon Lindelof about everything TV — how he got his start, how he staffs a show, how he breaks a story, even what he expects from a writers’ assistant.

I started to have a panic attack when Damon said he preferred his writers’ assistants to never speak in the writers’ room.  But at least he’s honest about that. Most showrunners who feel that way don’t come out and say it, creating for some truly awkward moments when the WA tries to be a part of the conversation only to be shut down coldly time and again. Those other showrunners don’t have a track record for promoting WAs to staff writers like DL. So I definitely have to give him points for that too. 

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