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The Debatable Podcast

Jun 10, 2013

The second part of my interview with MERE SMITH, TV writer/producer of Angel, Rome, Burn Notice, and The Nine Lives of Chloe King. We talk a lot about Angel in the first half, including specific episodes Mere wrote, being on set, fight narrative, characters she loved to write for, and criticisms of the serialized nature of television. We talk about her departure from the show, then her subsequent jobs, including working for HBO's Rome and USA's Burn Notice, and all the ups and downs that came with those gigs. We touch on the differences between writing for network and cable, job titling & the WGA in Hollywood, the stresses of development hell and staffing season, and finally, the obstacles Mere has run into being a female writer in a predominantly male industry.

Note: the episode does contain spoilers to plot points in "Angel."

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