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The Writers Panel #283: David Simon and Tom Fontana
Episode 283: The Writers Panel
David Simon and Tom Fontana
The Writers PanelThe Writers Panel

The Writers Panel #283: David Simon and Tom Fontana

After more than a decade of reporting crime from the streets of Baltimore, how did a career journalist like David Simon learn to navigate a TV writers’ room? The outcome was in no small part due to the indispensable guidance of veteran TV producer Tom Fontana. Together, they brought Simon’s realistic characterization to Homicide: Life on the Street. Separately, the two would go on to create series that defined HBO and stand out as part of the TV revolution: Oz and The Wire. Join Simon and Fontana as they reflect on their earlier and vastly different experiences in the realm of ’90s broadcast TV.

Moderated by Beau Willimon (creator, House of Cards). Recorded at ATX Television Festival on June 11, 2016.

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