# Interview

Dialogues with industry veterans and a new era of artists.

True Heroes, LEGOs, and Bad Scripts: An Interview with Robert McKee – Part II

True Heroes, LEGOs, and Bad Scripts: An Interview with Robert McKee – Part II

John Bucher continues the discussion on story’s past, present, and future with Robert McKee.

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

Knowing When It's Too Soon

Knowing When It's Too Soon

"Where the humor comes out of is not from the tragedy itself, but how we react to it. It's probably sad to say, but this documentary might have relevance for a very long time because there's always going to be a tragedy to deal with." - Nick Scown

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6 min read

Tough Choices and Following Your Dreams: Experiencing Siân Heder’s CODA

Tough Choices and Following Your Dreams: Experiencing Siân Heder’s CODA

A significant challenge for many writers can be to center a story within a community that they, themselves, are not a part of. Siân Heder acknowledges the challenge and how she navigated it.

# Read # Interview # Style & Substance
7 min read

Nyx Horror Collective Co-Founders Celebrate Women Writing Horror in 60-Second Bites

Nyx Horror Collective Co-Founders Celebrate Women Writing Horror in 60-Second Bites

"Our philosophy is you can't know the light without first knowing the dark."

# Read # Interview # Independent
2 min read

How Director Nick Hamm Found John DeLorean’s Story in Driven

How Director Nick Hamm Found John DeLorean’s Story in Driven

Nick Hamm's Driven is a fast-paced, comedic crime thriller of a bromance gone wrong between John DeLorean, played by Lee Pace, and Jim Hoffman, played by Jason Sudeikis.

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6 min read

Having Something to Say - A Look at "9 Days" and the Work of Edson Oda

Having Something to Say - A Look at "9 Days" and the Work of Edson Oda

I learned that if you write something from your heart, even if you think it's ridiculous, someone who reads it or sees it or watches it could be affected by it. Then you both might not feel so alone.

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5 min read

One Night with Kemp Powers...

One Night with Kemp Powers...

"I just want to put stuff out there that reminds people how we are not only interconnected, but we're codependent. And we won't accept that, like we actually kind of all need each other." - Kemp Powers

# Read # Q&A # Interview # Mentoring # The District # Crossover
41 min read

Infinite Reincarnations: One Story’s Mythical Journey from the Page to the Screen

Infinite Reincarnations: One Story’s Mythical Journey from the Page to the Screen

The life of a novelist is a very solitary endeavor. You engage the blank page on your own ... But in order for it to become a commercial product that is going to reach a wider audience, there has to be collaboration there.

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8 min read

Hamlet, Mad Men, and Universals in Storytelling: An Interview with Robert McKee – Part I

Hamlet, Mad Men, and Universals in Storytelling: An Interview with Robert McKee – Part I

John Bucher discusses story’s past, present, and future with the man who literally wrote the book on the subject: Robert McKee.

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9 min read

The Origin Story of Screenwriter Ian Shorr and His New Film, "Infinite"

The Origin Story of Screenwriter Ian Shorr and His New Film, "Infinite"

"If you want to get better odds of selling a spec, write a role that could change a movie star’s life." - Ian Shorr

# Read # Interview # The Business of Art
1 min read

Saw Writers Share Behind-the-Scenes Secrets

Saw Writers Share Behind-the-Scenes Secrets

If you’re trying to figure out how to make your horror script work, you’ve probably read the scripts of writing team Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. And if you haven’t, you need to.

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7 min read

A Pure Moment: James Kicklighter and "The Sound of Identity"

A Pure Moment: James Kicklighter and "The Sound of Identity"

“There comes a point in our life where we get to an age and see a little less in front of us ... it's about what we are we going to leave behind."

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14 min read

NY Times Bestseller and Comic Writer Jim Krueger

NY Times Bestseller and Comic Writer Jim Krueger

“When I go back ... I lied a lot. That was the beginning of my storytelling career."

# Read # Sight & Storytelling # Interview
1 min read

Mark Steven Johnson, Writer of Finding Steve McQueen, on Identity and Layered Characters

Mark Steven Johnson, Writer of Finding Steve McQueen, on Identity and Layered Characters

Mark Steven Johnson stepped behind the lens to direct Finding Steve McQueen, the true story of a gang of Ohio bank robbers that attempted to steal $30 million from President Richard Nixon’s secret illegal fund.

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6 min read

Piece by Piece: Dan Pearlman on How "Flatbush Misdemeanors" Landed at Showtime

Piece by Piece: Dan Pearlman on How "Flatbush Misdemeanors" Landed at Showtime

“All we really have is what we make and put out. And that’s the only stuff I enjoy doing.”

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4 min read
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