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  1. Jay Duplass on 'Togetherness' Characters: "Everything Is Something From Our Lives"

    1:00 pm 6/22/2015

    "My brother [Mark Duplass] and I have always been trying to get to a truthfulness and a simplicity about our storytelling that is really analogous to life — how things happen in real life."Read more

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  2. 'Kimmy Schmidt's' Robert Carlock: "Interviews You Have With Writers Are … To Make Sure They're Not Crazy"

    10:00 am 6/22/2015

    "It is kind of amazing how people can blow it, and reveal that they're crazy."Read more

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  3. 'Transparent's' Jill Soloway on Her Inspiration: "Who the Heck Is Lena Dunham? Where Did She Come From?"

    1:30 pm 6/21/2015

    "Everybody was saying to me, 'Have you seen this girl? She's just like you — except younger and much more successful and she's living her vision, and you're not.'"Read more

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  4. 'Modern Family's' Steve Levitan: "In The Beginning, You Just Have to Fake It and Look Confident"

    10:00 am 6/21/2015

    "When I've talked to other writers who have dealt with what they consider to be frustrating showrunners, the number one complaint might be they're indecisive."Read more

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  5. 'Black-ish' Showrunner Kenya Barris: "We Made America Say, 'Oh, They're Kind of Like Us'"

    1:00 pm 6/20/2015

    "I just got the demographic breakdown of our show, and it's not as many black people as I thought."Read more

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  6. 'Silicon Valley's' Alec Berg on HBO: "The Partners Every Other Network and Studio Claimed to Be"

    10:00 am 6/20/2015

    "[HBO is] so helpful. They're so unobtrusive. They're so smart. We have the back and forth but in a very helpful, constructive way."Read more

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  7. A-List Writers From 'Silicon Valley,' 'Transparent' on Embarrassing Scenes Stolen From Real Life, "Crushing Blow" of a Writers-Room Firing

    10:00 am 6/19/2015

    In THR's comedy showrunners roundtable, Kenya Barris ('Black-ish'), Alec Berg ('Silicon Valley'), Robert Carlock ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'), Jay Duplass ('Togetherness'), Jill Soloway ('Transparent'), Steve Levitan ('Modern Family') reveal their most panicked moments on set, why making a movie can help you sell a TV show and why they no longer loathe network notes.Read more

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  8. Jay Duplass on 'Togetherness' Characters: "Everyone in Our Lives is Fair Game"

    2:47 pm 6/15/2015

    "My brother [Mark Duplass] and I have always been trying to get to a truthfulness and a simplicity about our story telling that is really analogous to life, how things happen in real life."Read more

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  9. "We Reverse Engineered ['Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'] From [Ellie Kemper]": Showrunner Robert Carlock

    2:43 pm 6/15/2015

    We met with [Ellie] and she just confirmed our sense of who we thought she was on screen, and that's a weird thing to be able to communicate and to have any intelligence behind it. And she has a lot.Read more

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  10. 'Silicon Valley's Alec Berg on HBO: "The Partners Every Other Network and Studio Claimed to Be"

    2:32 pm 6/15/2015

    "[HBO is] so helpful. They're so unobtrusive. They're so smart. We have the back and forth but in a very helpful, constructive way."Read more

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