USF's Gennifer Hutchison '98 was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for her work on the popular television series "Breaking Bad." Photo by Ben Leuner, AMC
Gennifer Hutchison ’98 was a "Breaking Bad" writer whose very
first episode was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award. Each week, she kept
millions of viewers on the edge of their seats, awaiting the fates of high
school chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White and his
partner-in-crime, Jesse Pinkman.
Delving into an unfamiliar world and making it emotionally
real wasn’t easy for the onetime College Player. But Hutchison had help—books,
DEA consultants, and USF.
“My USF education opened my mind a lot and made me less
fearful,” says Hutchison, who earned a degree in communications. “I always try
to take that with me into the writing room.”
Inside the writers' room
Hutchison talks about life inside the "Breaking Bad" writing
room and what’s next now that the show is over in the latest issue of USF Magazine.