# Interview

Dialogues with industry veterans and a new era of artists.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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

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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
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