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Noah Hawley

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Noah Hawley is an Emmy, Golden Globe, PEN, Critics' Choice, and Peabody Award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. He has published four novels and penned the script for the feature film Lies and Alibis. He created, executive produced, and served as showrunner for ABC's My Generation and The Unusuals and was a writer and producer on the hit series Bones. Hawley is currently executive producer, writer, and showrunner on FX's award-winning series, Fargo.

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Noah Hawley In my other job I make a TV show that begins “this is a true story.” but it’s not. So I think a lot about what makes a story feel true. Often times it…moreIn my other job I make a TV show that begins “this is a true story.” but it’s not. So I think a lot about what makes a story feel true. Often times it is to build a fictional story around events that echo real world events. So a private plane that crashes off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard is an echo of the JFK jr flight. I don’t do it to exploit the true story, more to tap into that part of the brain that says “I remember a story like that,” which automatically adds a sense of authenticity to fiction.(less)
Noah Hawley I wanted to look at empathy and fear, which are waring emotions — the care we have for each other versus our suspicion. Both can be fed by stories. So…moreI wanted to look at empathy and fear, which are waring emotions — the care we have for each other versus our suspicion. Both can be fed by stories. So what happens when an event that naturally triggers empathy — a plane crash, a man saves a child — is corrupted and turned into a story about fear?(less)
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It's been busy lately on the TV front. I joined up with Alex Kurtzman & Bob Orci (Star Trek, Transformers, Fringe) on a new show for ABC. http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/abc-b...

And I've got another big deal in the works, should be announced this week.

On the book front, I'm about 150 pages into a new novel. I'm excited about it, but it's still too early to say much.

I've gotten a lot of email latel Read more of this blog post »
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