[S1E9] The Writing Room
Eliot frees himself and wakes up Alice, who is horrified that this really happened to the kiddos, Prudence would tie up and drug the children so not to disturb the writing. The little girl dies and Alice wants to help her to not keep reliving it over and over again.
[S1E9] The Writing Room
Tropes Present In This Episode Broken Pedestal: Quentin gets to see the real Christopher Plover firsthand. He's not pleased.
Our Ghosts Are Different: We see two types of ghosts in this episode: Trapped souls (Plover's sister and the housekeeper's children), and memories that the souls carry with them. The souls are intelligent and aware and can talk to the living, but the memories are just scenery, mechanically playing out the past. Either way, there is no known way to exorcise ghosts that have been established, only keep them from being established in the first place.
The Reveal: Christopher Plover was a child molester who allowed his sister to abuse and kill two children in order to keep them out of his way.
The World's Expert on Getting Killed: The tour guide at the Plover estate is alerted to the gang breaking in by the alarms, shows up, and lives long enough to warn them that the estate isn't safe at night before getting getting killed by Plover's ghostly sister.
Yandere: Plover's sister was insanely obsessed with her brother's career and writing talent in life and in death she's still trying to protect his good name.
Least favorite episode so far. Some questionable writing decisions for me. For the first time it felt the plot drove the writing rather than the characters. Like they needed X, Y, and Z to happen in this episode as future setup. And for me the forcing of that showed.
Inexperienced? Benioff wrote multiple acclaimed novels and films before GOT. So far as I said I like HOTD but none of the writing and dialogue have been as good as almost anything D&D wrote. Which also should be a compliment to D&D that two guys who never made a TV show created a global phenomenon that won more awards than any other drama series and basically changed the TV landscape.
Directing and writing credits:Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino, directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. I'm pretty sure I could identify every episode written by the Palladinos without the help of IMDB. They each have such distinctive writing styles and the joke and insult density is unparalleled by any of the other writers. It probably also helps that I've watched all of ASP's endeavors (and like "Gilmore Girls," had a love/hate obesssion with them) and remember her writing well from "Roseanne." Amy and Dan definitely have their faults, which we'll continue to discuss, but it's unfair not to recognize their talent.
Yo han asks Yoo Joon to prepare the operating room. He says patients would have failed to get the diagnosis at many hospitals before this. He states that there is no pain without cause but only pain with an unknown cause. Yoo Joon notes this down and Si Young smiles.
The aim of the scheme was to encourage and develop the best in new comedy writing and to give these writers the opportunity to build strong connections with producers and help them gain BBC broadcast commissions.
The 2017 Comedy Room group met for their first session in September 2017. October's session concentrated on sitcom (including analysing an episode of Not Going Out) and November's focus was CBBC and CBeebies. In January 2018 they had a session including advice on writing for digital platforms and pitched ideas for Valentine's Day sketches on the BBC's social media platforms (3 of which were made - watch now). They met for their last session in February 2018 and went on to have script-editing support on their sitcom scripts.
Our second Comedy Room scheme, Comedy Room 2016, kicked off in November 2016 with 2 days of workshops including a meet and greet, a joke workshop, a session on writing great openings and a day of advice from comedy script guru Andrew Ellard (scriptwriter and script editor for shows including the IT Crowd, Miranda, Red Dwarf and Count Arthur Strong).
Subsequent sessions included a day in Salford on writing for Children's TV with guest speakers from both CBeebies and CBBC and kids' shows Danger Mouse, the 4 o'clock club, Class Dismissed and Diddy TV. In February 2017 we turned to writing for Radio with advice from commissioners, producers and writers from shows including Cabin Pressure and Newsjack and two specific briefs from BBC One snapchat and BBC Music Day monologues.
All fifteen episodes of Psych's first season were written with a stand-alone plot, meaning that no episode built off of a previous one. However, the installments were noted that even though they were stand-alone, episodes often built on each other for character development and would occasionally reference each other, creating a feel of continuity. To save production time, nearly all the pilot episode was adapted from the original pitch to USA Network; the pitch focused on a man who would call in tips to the police department until he finally got mixed up in a situation with the police. The rest of the writing for the episode was added late in pre-production. Corbin Bernsen requested and was granted the addition of two scenes in the installment. Both involved his character confronting Shawn. The episode included multiple flashbacks, which in subsequent episodes were used as an opening scene. In the pilot, flashbacks were also included in the middle of the episode. The majority of alteration to the script occurred with the arrest of the episode's antagonist, a scene which the writers felt was never perfectly right.
While in early development for the series, Franks and the show's writing team consulted several outside sources to help make the show seem more realistic. Franks regularly consulted with his family, especially his father, when writing the police-related aspects of the show. Some scenes from episodes were actually taken directly from the teachings of Franks' father. The opening scene for the pilot episode, where Henry Spencer asks Shawn how many hats are in the room, was a test that the elder Franks would challenge his son with. The show's writers and actors also met with actual psychics before writing and editing portions of episodes. James Roday met with two psychics before his performance in the pilot, and adjusted his performance to make it seem more realistic.
George R.R. Martin explained in a blog post on February 20, 2022, how the series was developed from conception to assigning specific scripts for the first season. In the early production phase, Martin himself collaborated with Ryan Condal on a pilot script for the first episode, but when the Long Night prequel pilot was suddenly rejected in October 2019, HBO greenlit a full first season for House of the Dragon - skipping the pilot stage entirely, surprising even Condal. In the early "brainstorming" stages outlining the series as a whole beyond the first season, Condal and Martin had a "mini writers room" with screenwriters Claire Kiechel, Wes Tooke, and Ti Mikkel. All three did contribute to ideas for the series as a whole, but Kiechel and Tooke departed for other projects before the writing process on specific Season 1 scripts began (thus they were not part of the "writers' room" roundtable meetings in Season 1). Ti Mikkel, however, is a writing assistant to Martin, and remained as part of the writers' room meetings for Season 1 itself (though she is not credited with writing a specific episode, Martin mentions her alongside the others as part of the Season 1 writing staff).
In his blog post, Martin listed that the Season 1 writers' room consisted of eight people: "Ryan Condal, Sara Hess, Gabe Fonseca, Ira Parker, Ti Mikkel, Charmaine DeGrate, Kevin Lau, and Eileen Shim". He also said that some of them have moved on to other unrelated projects and will not be returning for Season 2, though others do expect to return for a potential second season. Martin himself was also unable to contribute a specific full script to Season 1 due to his other writing commitments. Martin did confirm, however, that "I did co-create the series with Ryan and help give it its shape, and he and I have been in constant contact ever since". This is in contrast with the Long Night prequel series, which Martin later said HBO's (former) leadership picked and which he admitted he was barely involved with.
The series forms part of Alex Kurtzman's five-year deal with CBS to expand the Star Trek franchise. The first season debuted on CBS All Access, which subsequently became Paramount+.  Kurtzman serves as executive producer on the series along with Stewart, as well as James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin, and Rod Roddenberry. In addition, Aaron Baiers serves as co-executive producer.  Writer Kirsten Beyer devised the concept for the series,  and she features as part of the writing staff alongside Kurtzman, Duff, Goldsman, and Chabon. Chabon served as the first season's showrunner. 
Work in the writers' room began in September 2018, and an image of the staff with Stewart was shared by the actor at the end of that month.  This image featured Stewart, Duff, Goldsman, Beyer, Chabon and also Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, who had not been previously announced as one of the series' writers. Production was expected to begin in April 2019, according to Kurtzman,  and the series is filmed in California.  In December 2018, CBS Corporation Chief Creative Officer David Nevins stated that CBS expected the series to launch late in 2019. 
The renewal of Star Trek: Picard for a second season was informally revealed on 16 December 2019, and formally announced on 12 January 2020.   The same day, it was announced that Terry Matalas had joined the staff of Picard, and was likely to take over as showrunner from Chabon.  Also joining the writing team was Marc Bernardin. 041b061a72