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Life Lessons I Learned in the Writers' Room

Saturday, Aug 24, 2120 by Jeremy Hungry Ghosts, screenwriting, television, things I've learned, TV, Vietnamese-Australian

Tonight, after more effort than I could have ever imagined, a television series I wrote for, Hungry Ghosts, has its broadcast debut. It wasn’t that long ago that my brother, Alan Nguyen, and I were in our first television writers’ room (this wasn’t the show that debuts tonight, this was a few years ago): every night, after coming home from a day of trying to calibrate caffeine versus coherence, and seeing which ideas would stick to the whiteboard–I’d then stay up until 3 or 4 am, trying to catch up: reading library books on screenwriting, character, structure, listening to John August podcasts, watching show-runners interviewed on Youtube.

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Hungry Ghosts Nominated for a Writers' Guild Award!

Monday, Sep 28, 2020 Hungry Ghosts, AWGIES, Writers' Guild, Awards

The Hungry Ghosts screenwriting team (Timothy Hobart, John Ridley, me and my brother (Alan Nguyen) and Michele Lee) just got nominated for an Australian Writer’s Guild award for Best Writing on a Television Miniseries! It turns out Alan and I aren’t even the only writer-brothers nominated for awards. In a different category (Children’s Television), nominations have gone to the the Bondi Hipsters for The New Legends of Monkey! You want to to know three things about the Bondi Hipsters that I just found out?

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Inside the Hungry Ghosts Writers Room

Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 Hungry Ghosts, Vietnamese-Australian, screenwriting, tv, television, interview, SBS

I was interviewed on SBS’s The Playlist, chatting with Fiona Williams and Ben Nguyen (no relation), about writing Hungry Ghosts: The Playlist Interview on SBS

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