Harvardwood Suggests... Inside the Writers Zoom with ABBOTT ELEMENTARY

June 23, 2022 at 5:00pm - 6pm

Inside the Writers Room/Zoom is our ongoing event series where we gather the writers room of a TV series to learn how their room runs, from how they plan each season and break story to their individual experiences cracking episodes.

For this session, we welcome the writers room of ABC’s new mockumentary comedy, Abbott Elementary. Creator, executive producer, and star Quinta Brunson shares her inspiration for the show and her character, the idealistic rookie second grade teacher Janine. Learn how the writers approach character development, how they pitch jokes in the room, and their process for crafting funny yet nuanced stories around the teachers and students of a struggling Philadelphia elementary school.


  • Quinta Brunson - Creator, Executive Producer, Star

  • Brian Rubenstein - Co-Executive Producer

  • Morgan Murphy - Consulting Producer

  • Brittani Nichols - Executive Story Editor

  • Joya McCrory - Staff Writer

  • Justin Tan - Staff Writer

Panel starts at 5:00pm Pacific time.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

For anyone who was unable to RSVP for the panel, we will record and post it at a later date.


More info HERE.


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