# Interview

Dialogues with industry veterans and a new era of artists.

Moving Words: An Interview with Deborah Kahan Kolb

Moving Words: An Interview with Deborah Kahan Kolb

Eight minutes of movie, zero spoken lines, and I still can barely write about it without crying.

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6 min read

SKIN: Guy Nattiv on the Journey from Oscar-Winning Short to Feature

SKIN: Guy Nattiv on the Journey from Oscar-Winning Short to Feature

Oscar-winning filmmaker Guy Nattiv sat down with LA Screenwriter’s John Bucher to discuss the process that lead to his film getting made as well as his own creative practice.

# Read # The Collection # LA Screenwriter # Interview
4 min read

Wayne Federman: Jack of Several Trades

Wayne Federman: Jack of Several Trades

Well, that’s the most difficult part of the story to address. There was something so dehumanizing about the whole enterprise.

# Read # The Circus # Interview
5 min read

A Home at the Edge of the Storm: Emily Best and the Evolution of Seed&Spark

A Home at the Edge of the Storm: Emily Best and the Evolution of Seed&Spark

"My dad gave me solemn advice: when the going gets tough, just do the next right thing right.”

# Read # The Architects # Interview
20 min read

The Nomad: A Jai Jamison Origin Story

The Nomad: A Jai Jamison Origin Story

The “in-between” can be a lonely place—growing up Black in the capital of the Confederacy can make it even lonelier.

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22 min read

Alex Hooper: Going Big and Unbalanced

Alex Hooper: Going Big and Unbalanced

I have no reason to be scared of anything, ever. 2018 could have been a death punch to me as a comedian. That kind of beating is almost unheard of as a stand-up comic. But I proved to myself that I can rise up to the biggest occasions.

# Read # Q&A # The Circus # Interview
7 min read

The Language of Networking: A Conversation with Meredith Glynn

The Language of Networking: A Conversation with Meredith Glynn

Meredith Glynn's path through the industry not only illustrated one way a lot of writers break in, but it also pointed out some mistakes or missed opportunities in my own career.

# Read # Mentoring # Interview
7 min read

Leaps and Bounds: Writer Ariel Levine Makes Her Ascent on Better Call Saul

Leaps and Bounds: Writer Ariel Levine Makes Her Ascent on Better Call Saul

Yet here she was, about to make the biggest pitch of her life: requesting a promotion to staff writer on the sixth and final season of a show some call the best on television.

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19 min read

“Who wouldn’t want to see that?” – A Chat with The Secret Life of Pets Writer Brian Lynch

“Who wouldn’t want to see that?” – A Chat with The Secret Life of Pets Writer Brian Lynch

You may not have heard Brian Lynch’s name, but you definitely know his work. He’s one of the writers behind Hop, Puss in Boots, and Minions—the eleventh highest grossing animated movie of all time.

# Read # The Collection # LA Screenwriter # Interview # Sight & Storytelling
10 min read

'A Certain Kind of Broken:' Amanda Graham Stays Afloat with Comedy Writing

'A Certain Kind of Broken:' Amanda Graham Stays Afloat with Comedy Writing

“There’s a specific flavor of darkness that only comes from an inner scream ..."

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15 min read

Sex and Love Addiction: Charlene deGuzman on Unlovable

Sex and Love Addiction: Charlene deGuzman on Unlovable

Only the bravest writers dare to share their difficulties, embarrassments, and addictions with their audiences. Charlene deGuzman is just such a brave writer.

# Read # The Collection # LA Screenwriter # Interview
5 min read

The Revival: Eva Gonzalez Szigriszt’s Undeniable Path to Hollywood

The Revival: Eva Gonzalez Szigriszt’s Undeniable Path to Hollywood

That’s when she says she had her Slumdog Millionaire moment: the moment her training in the arts, animation, theater, film, and television all came together.

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16 min read

Ron Howard on Netflix's Hillbilly Elegy

Ron Howard on Netflix's Hillbilly Elegy

LA Screenwriter’s John Bucher interviews director Ron Howard on "Hillbilly Elegy."

# Read # The Collection # LA Screenwriter # Interview
3 min read

The Many Worlds of Charmed TV Writer Christina Piña

The Many Worlds of Charmed TV Writer Christina Piña

But instead of falling victim, she became independent, argumentative, curious, and precocious.

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19 min read

Going Off-Road: The Bold Choices of Writer Charles Ray Hamilton

Going Off-Road: The Bold Choices of Writer Charles Ray Hamilton

“It really did feel like, ‘We’ve never seen one of your kind before.’”

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20 min read

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