Writers Guild Foundation Collection

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The Writers Guild Foundation program, The Writer Speaks, has recorded interviews with prominent writers about their careers and craft for many years. In 2013, The Interviews began co-producing oral history interviews with our friends at the Writers Guild Foundation. We share research and the content from the interviews, which can be viewed in their entirety on this site.

Joshua Brand on dealing with writers block and on the general process of writing
Elias Davis and David Pollock on dealing with writer's block
John Wells on the writing of ER and the use of real medical terminology in the scripts
Rita Lakin on being head writer for The Doctors
Sam Bobrick on his membership in the Writers Guild
Hugh Wilson on the famous WKRP in Cincinnati  episode "Turkeys Away" and the cancellation of the show
Interviews in this Collection