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VIDEO: “Homeland” Creator, Alex Gansa on Criticism (THR)

After a hiatus, during which time we created our own web series “Shakespeare Republic”, starring Alan Fletcher, Michala Banas, Ben Steel, Rowena Hutson and the ActorSpeak.com team, Sally McLean and Billy Smedley – all playing Shakespeare (more on that at the official website: http://www.shakespearerepublic.com), we’re back with ActorSpeak.com updates and found the following video really fascinating and relevant to what we’ve just been through.

Today’s video, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, features screenwriter Alex Gansa, who is also the creator of the hugely popular Homeland, starring Claire Danes, Damien Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.

In this excerpt from a longer roundtable discussion with drama writers (that we’ll be sharing in a couple of days), Alex discusses how a scene can be written in the edit suite (an important thing for all actors to remember!), what it is like working with networks and what he thinks about criticism from the public.