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Pulling Your Hair Out: Conversations About The Writing Process

TV writer Richard Lowe talks with writers about how they write and what drives them to pull their hair out.
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Oct 18, 2017

Growing up, Thomas Reyes' Filipino immigrant parents moved a lot. He attended seven different schools, and lived in Las Vegas for seven years, all by the time he was in middle school. As an only child, he could make friends easily, but sitcoms became his surrogate siblings. He attended UCLA and after graduating, instead of going to law school, he studied sitcom writing at UCLA Extension. He has held a variety of positions in both scripted and unscripted television and has written for ISAtv as well the BuzzFeed series Ask an Asian. He has also written for the Disney ABC Talent Showcase and the CBS Diversity Sketch Workshop. He was a semifinalist at the Austin Film Festival and New York Television Festival. He recently completed the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop and is currently Staff Writer on the upcoming half-hour dramedy American Woman which will premiere in early 2018 on the newly launched Paramount Network.

"[The professor] tore my script apart. It was brutal but it was a great lesson in not being precious... It's fine. I can go back to the drawing board and I'll still have more ideas, I'll still have more pages to write."

• Thomas Reyes on Twitter and his website

American Woman (Paramount Network)

Warner Bros. Writers' Workshop

 

// Pulling Your Hair Out is produced and hosted by Richard Lowe. Music by Joshua Moshier.