SUMMER 2015 VOL. 19 ISSUE 4 W ritten B y THE MAGAZINE OF THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST © COLUMNS 14 BREAKING THROUGH BY GREG BEAL Matthew Weiner didn’t break on through with Mad Men. He reached the other side by writing a Larry Sanders spec. 26 PARTNERS IN CRIME BY LOUISE FARR Ready to release your inner Wesen? Start with tales from the Grimm side by Jim Kouf & David Greenwalt. 34 NEVER A BRIDESMAID BY LISA ROSEN Spy master Paul Feig knows where the jokes are buried. (His wardrobe is pretty cool too.) 16 TAKE FIVE BY KEVIN OTT Adolescents voted 13-year-old Tina Belcher the Best Character on Television. Why not? She’s that girl from Bob’s Burgers. 20 THE JOB BY ADAM ARMUS & KAY FOSTER Their career odyssey became American Odyssey. 24 FILM LIT BY TOM NOLAN When Attica Locke escaped the crossover trap, her fiction led to Empire. 58 NEXT BY CHARLES B. SLOCUM Cutting the cord? Better call Chuck. DEPARTMENTS 4 FADE IN 12 WRITERS’ ROOM 64 FADE OUT WRITE U. TOOLS 42 FILM SCHOOL: HAVEN OR HOAX? BY RICHARD WALTER What UCLA does for starters. 44 BLUE MATERIAL BY MATT HOEY Hollywood answers a siren call from Michigan . 52 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BABY WRITERS BY LISA ROSEN Whistle while you work for the hardcore Disney Channel Storytellers. 56 THOSE WHO DO, TEACH BY KEN LAZEBNIK Stephens College in Missouri offers a low-residency MFA program in Los Angeles. Cover portrait of Jim Kouf & David Greenwalt by Tom Keller. Table of Contents photograph of A.R.T., the robot from Paul Feig’s Other Space on Yahoo! Screen, by Ron Tammariello. 50 THE PERSONAL TOUCH BY JULE SELBO Cal State Fullerton mentors.