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TV Writer Podcast 118 - Jeff Vlaming (X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, The 100)

Jeff Vlaming is 30 year veteran television writer and producer, with an almost uninterrupted string of hit shows. His advice? Break every rule.
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Jeff Vlaming is a 30-year veteran television writer and producer, whose almost uninterrupted string of hit shows has included Northern Exposure, The X-Files, SyFy's Battlestar GalacticaNCISNumb3rsFringeTeen WolfHannibalOutcastThe 100, and Debris.

How did he have such a long string of success? According to Jeff, he broke every rule, and never stopped writing.

Abridged Biography via Wikipedia:

Vlaming came to Los Angeles, California from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he had worked as an advertising art director. In 1992, he sold a freelance script to the CBS series Northern Exposure (then in its third season) and joined the writing staff the following season.

In 1994, Vlaming moved to the USA series Weird Science, where he wrote 13 episodes.

In Fall 1995, he joined the writing staff for the third season of the FOX drama The X-Files. From there, he wrote on the last season of ABC's Lois & Clark, and the WB series Rescue 77.

Vlaming was a writer-producer on the FOX series Keen Eddie and CBS's NCIS, followed by USA's American remake of the English crime drama Touching Evil.

After writing three scripts for SyFy's Battlestar Galactica, Vlaming joined the CW series Reaper as a supervising producer for its two-year stint.

In 2009, he joined the second season of the FOX series Fringe as a writer and supervising producer.

His freelance episode of Stargate: Universe "Human" received a Gemini Award for series star Robert Carlyle. In 2011, Vlaming was on MTV's re-imagining of Teen Wolf as a co-executive producer and writer.

After two seasons as a co-executive producer on the NBC series Hannibal, Vlaming was a co-executive producer on the Cinemax series Outcast based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead.)

Jeff Vlaming was a writer and executive producer for the final three seasons of the Jason Rothenberg CW series The 100 and is currently a writer and executive producer on JH Wyman's NBC series Debris.

Vlaming was also part of the writing/creative team behind Microsoft's Xbox One game Quantum Break.

He maintains, or tries to, a stream of daily doodles, some related to his TV work, on Twitter at @jvlamingwriter.

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