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
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.
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."
NY Times Bestseller and Comic Writer Jim Krueger
“When I go back ... I lied a lot. That was the beginning of my storytelling career."
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.
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.”
Creating 'The Water Man': An Interview with Emma Needell on How Passion Gets Things Made
"I cannot stress enough the power of passion, when it comes to getting these things made."
Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker Tomm Moore: Mythology, Storytelling and Animation
"Animation is so close to the language of dreams, and the language of dreams is so close to the language of mythology."
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.