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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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Nov 15, 2017

Jimmy Mosqueda is a comedy writer born and raised in the deserts of Southern California, more specifically the Imperial and Coachella Valleys. Yup, he was at Coachella before it was cool. Growing up the youngest son of a large and eccentric Mexican-American family, Jimmy often finds humor in the awkward and embarrassing experiences of adolescence. He pulls from his own life to create characters and situations that are heightened and satirical but remain grounded in real emotion. In 2016, Jimmy was a participant in the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive, where he workshopped his high school dark comedy, Valedictorian. He was a 2016-17 Film Independent Writing Fellow and a 2017 TV Writing Fellow with the National Hispanic Media Coalition. He has developed, optioned and written projects for several production companies, and his short film, The Station, premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival.

"I think [being flexible with your story] is an important asset to have as a writer. Things can change and if you're closed off to it, and if you're not open to that change, your story might not go to that next level."

• Jimmy Mosqueda on Twitter

National Hispanic Media Coalition

Austin Film Festival's 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2017, Presented by Moviemaker

Austin Film Festival

 

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

Nov 1, 2017

Polina Diaz is a comedy writer from Russia and Florida. Yeah. She graduated with a BFA in Writing for Screen and Television from USC and went through the Warner Bros. Writers' Workshop. She was a staff writer on Fuller House and recently sold a sitcom to the digital studio Astronauts Wanted. She’s currently writing for People of Earth. She’s also a member of UNICEF's Next Generation, a group of young professionals that raise money for UNICEF’s lifesaving work.

"When I focused more on myself, my writing got better. The writing I'm doing now is so much better than the writing I did before when I thought I had to be a sad, broken person."

UNICEF's Next Generation

Fuller House (Netflix)

People of Earth (TBS)

 

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

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