Science in the Writers’ Room

17:23 minutes

When Hollywood’s biggest T.V. and film writers are also science fans, their passion for the field has a way of cropping up on the big screen. In Pasadena, Ira gets a peek into the writers’ room. He asks Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, An Inconvenient Truth), Zoanne Clack (Grey’s Anatomy) and Eric Kaplan (The Big Bang Theory) how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

Segment Guests

Scott Z. Burns

Scott Z. Burns is a screenwriter (Contagion, Side Effects, The Informant!) and producer (An Inconvenient Truth) in Los Angeles, California.

Eric Kaplan

Eric Kaplan is co-executive producer and senior writer of The Big Bang Theory (CBS) in Los Angeles, California.

Zoanne Clack

Zonanne Clack is executive producer and writer fro Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) in Los Angeles, California.

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