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Jun 8, 2015

Emilio Ortega Aldrichworked his way up from production assistant to write tie-in Arrow comics for DC and an episode of the hit CW superhero action series Arrow. That’s where he met Oscar Balderrama, who’s written an Arrow tie-in novel and the forthcoming Arrow graphic novel; he’s also been a script coordinator for the series.

Both of them spoke on the Arrowscreenwriter panel at Eagle Con on May 15, 2015, where they discussed:

  • The path to writing for a Hollywood series
  • The significance of not just who you know, but who knows you
  • The job descriptions of writers’ assistant, script coordinator, and showrunner
  • To what degree these writers needed to know the DC universe in general and Green Arrow in particular to write for Arrow
  • How screenwriters on a television show work as a team under the leadership of a showrunner
  • How writers working in collaboration can garner an individual “written by” credit, which is the top glory for a writer, and the top pay
  • The shocking secret behind the show bible for Arrow, and
  • How the writers react to fan responses and expectations

 

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