Children of Tendu
By Children of Tendu
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Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Emmy Award-winning writer/producer on "Lost" and creator of "The Middleman") and Jose Molina (writer/producer on "Sleepy Hollow," "Firefly," "Castle" and "Law & Order: SVU") share their hard-earned experiences, giving practical, straight-shooting advice on breaking into television and staying there!
||ExplicitChildren of Tendu Live at the Writers Guild - The Fellowship of the Writers Room!||Recorded live at the WGA -- March, 2017||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Big Pitch - Part Two||Did They Sell It?||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE BIG PITCH - PART ONE||Jose and Javi pitch a series, and you get to hear them do it!||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitActors of Tendu!||Starring Jason "The Good Wife" O'Mara and Natalie "The Middleman" Morales!||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAgents of Tendu||Our Most Important Episode Ever!||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Union of Tendu||A conversation with comedy superstar scribe and Writers Guild Vice President David Goodman!||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLIVE AT THE SAN DIEGO COMIC CON||Children of Tendu Live 2 - Tendu With a Vengeance!||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Comedy Stylings of Tendu||In which our expert guests tell you about how to break into comedy - and stay funny once you get there!||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Post-Production of Tendu||The Trilling Conclusion to the "What Happens After You Write A Script" Trilogy!||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Production of Tendu - A Children of Tendu Special||The script is done. You have navigated the slings and arrows of pre-production. The cameras are rolling: what does the writer/producer do on the set? What are the pressures, politics, and practicalities of filming an episode of television? And...||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Preproduction of Tendu - A Children of Tendu Special!||In this special, super-sized, episode of the podcast, Jose and Javi break down what happens in that crucial time between the moment a television writer finishes writing a script and when the cameras roll... what is Pre-Production? What is the role of...||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTENDU EMERGENCY BROADCAST!||In which Jose and Javi discuss the pilots taking off and the cancellations coming down!||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCHILDREN OF TENDU LIVE AT UCLA!||Jose and Javi do a lively Q&A at Richard Hatem's screenwriting class!||5/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Eleven Laws of Showrunning - A Children of Tendu Special||Javi Wrote an Essay and Jose Wanted to Discuss It With Him||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTendu or Do Not: Children on the Ledge - Staffing Season Special||A Children of Tendu Emergency Staffing Talkdown||4/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTendu Mamá También - A Children of Tendu Special||Diversity in television? Yeah, we got that.||4/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10DU or Die! A Children of Tendu Road Trip Special||3.5 hours in the car with two veteran TV writers!||3/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Children of Tendu Christmas Special||In which Jose and Javi show the spirit of the season who's the boss!||11/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 - Our spine-tingling season finale!||In which the Children of Tendu wrap up thirteen week's worth of potentially useful advice!||5/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - So you wanna write a television pilot...||You have a great idea for a show... do you have to be a showrunner to sell it?||5/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 - There's a lot of good stuff here... but we do have some notes.||Everybody grouses about notes, but everybody still gets them: what are they, who gives them and why take them?||5/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 - Meet our mentors - a special Nerdist Writers Panel crossover event!||Rene Echevarria, Naren Shankar and The Nerdist Writers Panel's Ben Blacker join us in a special two part episode!||5/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - Your showrunner and you||The boss. The big cheese. The creator. The only genius in town. How do you manage - and sometimes survive - your employer?||4/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Mo' Producers, Mo' Problems||As a TV writer/producer, you face problems far beyond putting words on the page - what are they, and how do you handle them?||4/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - What Do All Those Producer Credits Mean?||The career path for a television writer is a long and winding road that leads to a producer credit - but what does it mean to be a writer who becomes a producer? Do writers who rise to producers still write? What do all the different producer credits...||4/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - Special Guest Stars Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters!||In which the creators of "Reaper" share their wisdom!||4/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5- Your First Script On Staff: Surrender Your Ego||Congrats! You're on the board, you're writing a script for money on a television series... now your real troubles begin!||3/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - The Writers' Room: How Do I Work This?||So you have a new job that requires you to sit in a room with a bunch of writers all day - what do you do?||3/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Staffing Season||The most bizarre ritual of TV employment explained!||3/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - Agents - Who? Why? And How?||What do agents do? Do I need one to work in television? How do I get one?||3/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Your first step into a much larger world||(or "do i REALLY have to move to Los Angeles to become a TV writer?")||3/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is very helpful. Thank you.
Best TV writing pod
I don’t know how I went so long without hearing this podcast. Jose and Javier are funny, insightful, and just easy to listen to.
Every episode so far has been really informative and accessible. I hope they bring this back soon because I’m gonna be lost after I binge all the available episodes!
Super TV Writer Friends
They're nerdy and episodes can easily descend into Star Trek trivia. Which is great.
They also share their actual life by history experiences working as TV writers. The fact that they do so with warmth and good humor is a bonus.