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Devanshi Patel has written on CBS's God Friended Me, ABC’s Black-ish and TBS’s Ground Floor. In 2017, she sold 1 pilot to the CW. Devanshi cut her comedy chops performing stand up all over clubs amongst the greats in New York City and touring on the east coast. She started writing scripts and when the first pilot she wrote got her into the FOX Writer’s Fellowship, she moved to LA and took classes at UCLA and got improv training at the Upright Citizens Brigade. She has a BS in Finance and International Business from NYU and worked in Finance – experience she later took and wrote about in a pilot that helped her get into the ABC Writers Program.

Was a writer for Network Television shows on GROUND FLOOR, BLACKISH and GOD FRIENDED ME



[00:00:57]   Cleaning up the Zoom-Beginnings Finance during day, Stand up at night

[00:08:04]   Dreams as a kid- Comedy as defense

[00:13:49]   Taking a chance on writing-Family consideration

[00:16:46]   What Stand Up did for her in very beginning- The Names that surrounded her

[00:24:35]   Moving to LA Letting standup go and becoming a writer

[00:30:40]   Writing Craft – structure

[00:36:55]   I made it... I’m writing for a living- Being a female in that world

[00:47:33]   How we work -What is the writer’s room like

[00:51:51]   How to “beat it out”- Tailoring writing to talent in room

[00:57:40]   The Hierarchy of a show staff

[01:00:18]   Is it creative? - getting through the existential crisis as an artist

[01:04:43]   Working on her own stuff- Pitching and selling a pilot

[01:09:37]   Pitching and selling a pilot

[01:15:16]   How’s life treating her now


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