# Interview

Dialogues with industry veterans and a new era of artists.

Damian Lahey Shares Insights on the Indie Filmmaking Landscape

Damian Lahey Shares Insights on the Indie Filmmaking Landscape

If you’re a filmmaker, you’re either creating content or over in the corner crying.

# Read # Interview # Independent
9 min read

Disability In Hollywood: How Advocates are Changing the Landscape

Disability In Hollywood: How Advocates are Changing the Landscape

"I think this is an opportunity for people with disabilities and allies to demand better."

# Read # Interview # The District
14 min read

Talent Booker Emilie Laford Carries On a 50-Year Comedy Legacy

Talent Booker Emilie Laford Carries On a 50-Year Comedy Legacy

I don’t mind when people fail. If someone has a really good joke that failed, and they come back next week and they worked on it and it’s better, I can see that they saw the failure, and they know how to learn from it.

# Read # The Circus # Interview
7 min read

The Severing - Filtering Grief and Loss Through Art

The Severing - Filtering Grief and Loss Through Art

"I’ve become, like many of my peers, frustrated with the machinations of getting a film made in Hollywood ... I’m only interested in work that speaks to me on a very personal and intimate level.’’

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

Finding Your Flock: An Interview with the Storks Writer/Director and Cast

Finding Your Flock: An Interview with the Storks Writer/Director and Cast

John Bucher had a chance to sit down with Stoller and the cast of Storks — Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, and Stephen Kramer Glickman — to talk about the project.

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

Making Words Sing: A Conversation with Writer/Director Garth Jennings

Making Words Sing: A Conversation with Writer/Director Garth Jennings

"That moment has got to feel like the greatest moment of this guy's life, you know, like we're behind him and not in front of him."

# Read # Interview # The Business of Art # Sight & Storytelling
7 min read

Comic Jackie Kashian Has Some Answers

Comic Jackie Kashian Has Some Answers

Remember, I’m a comic. I don’t have all the answers, but I will always have an opinion.

# Read # Interview # The Circus
3 min read

Peter Malone Elliott and Alexander Sharp of "Wired Shut"

Peter Malone Elliott and Alexander Sharp of "Wired Shut"

Wired Shut writer/producer, Peter Malone Elliott, and director, Alexander Sharp, discuss the behind-the-scenes details of taking their feature film, from idea to completion.

# Read # Interview # Independent
1 min read

Creating the Unimaginable with Fran Kranz and Ann Dowd

Creating the Unimaginable with Fran Kranz and Ann Dowd

Mass takes place in the aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways. What both couples have experienced is unimaginable.

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8 min read

Stephen Chbosky: Feeling Alone, Journeys Toward Truth, and Refusing to Romanticize Pain

Stephen Chbosky: Feeling Alone, Journeys Toward Truth, and Refusing to Romanticize Pain

"I'm not interested in people’s pain; I'm interested in their salvation. I'm not interested in their isolation; I'm interested in their catharsis." - Stephen Chbosky

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6 min read

John Pollono and the Small Engine That Could

John Pollono and the Small Engine That Could

"... the country right now is so fucking political and divided that the only safety you have is if you feel that the art is regurgitating your own opinions and political beliefs back at you. I find that incredibly boring."

# Read # The District # Interview # Mentoring # Crossover
36 min read

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

# Read # Interview
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
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