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The cocreator of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ describes running a virtual writers’ room for season 8 and what video chat has changed about the creative process

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The writers’ room for season eight of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” kicked off remotely, for the first time, on April 20.
Cocreator and showrunner Dan Goor spoke with Business Insider about how the writers are adapting to remote work and keeping the creative energy up. 
The writers have recreated their physical office spaces, such as the couch room used for brainstorming and the computer room used for script rewrites, on the video-conferencing system, Zoom. 
Some staff meetings are shorter. And senior writers are checking in more often.
The writers’ room is also trying different tricks to improve camaraderie; one day everyone pretended to be frozen when one person joined the video call.
“I’m conscious of the fact that this is weird and we have to be attentive to it,” Goor said. “There’s a lot of, ‘we’ll figure it out’ still.”
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Before social distancing, a typical day in the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” writers’ room would start at 10 a.m. with a planning meeting that included a lively discussion of what to eat for lunch.

“We spent 25 minutes choosing our lunch in a very complicated Rube Goldberg-esque way that we had developed,” said Dan Goor, cocreator and showrunner of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” an NBC sitcom about a New York Police Department precinct.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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