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Sundance Channel greenlights “The Writers’ Room”

U.S. cable network Sundance Channel, consumer magazine Entertainment Weekly and RelativityREAL are teaming up to take viewers behind the scenes of the television writing process in a new series.
January 7, 2013

U.S. cable network Sundance Channel, pop culture website and magazine Entertainment Weekly and RelativityREAL are teaming up to take viewers behind the scenes of the television writing process in a new series.

The six-part, half-hour The Writers’ Room is slated to premiere during the second half of 2013 on the Sundance Channel.

The series will feature a number of scripted television shows, including current cable dramas and popular sitcoms, and will be presented in a roundtable talk show format.

RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman will serve as executive producer, and Marco Bresaz will executive produce for Sundance Channel.

“We know that much of today’s best entertainment is on television, but Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly want to know – who, what, when, where and why?” said Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel general manager, in a statement. “Social media has given us a lot of information about what our audience is craving – and we are listening. They want insider knowledge and a deeper perspective – this show will deliver that.”

“We’re television producers ourselves, so we couldn’t be more excited to finally show viewers how some of the best shows on TV get made,” added Tom Forman. “And trust us, we’re going to show all of it: the good, the funny, and the sometimes messy process that is television.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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