# Interviews

Dialogues with industry veterans and a new era of artists.

Full Circle: From Lollapalooza to Lolla—Director Michael John Warren

Full Circle: From Lollapalooza to Lolla—Director Michael John Warren

These ideas haunt me and the only way to get them out is to put them down.

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7 min read

The Nuance of War: An Interview with Darren Haruo Rae

The Nuance of War: An Interview with Darren Haruo Rae

This story is bigger than just my grandfather and the 442nd, it is about the 120,000 Americans who were punished simply because of their ethnicity and how each person responded to it.

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5 min read

Michael Nilon's Elongated Journey to Arcadian

Michael Nilon's Elongated Journey to Arcadian

But as I got a little bit older, I wanted to write more. I'd visit sets. I’d watch. I'd think, ‘I could that.’ I saw the evolution of my career.

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6 min read

The Multi-Hyphenate Opportunity: An Interview with Graham Reznick

The Multi-Hyphenate Opportunity: An Interview with Graham Reznick

... you need to discover new ways of telling stories, try out new and different kinds of writing, go out on a limb and try something crazy in a discipline you’ve never done before.

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13 min read

'Undeniable' North Star: An Interview with P.J. Palmer

'Undeniable' North Star: An Interview with P.J. Palmer

... don’t write what scares you, write what will change your life. And I took that as meaning: be vulnerable, tell your truth, even if it alters how people see you.

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6 min read

Running a Crowdfunding Campaign: An Interview with Liz Manashil

Running a Crowdfunding Campaign: An Interview with Liz Manashil

It’s scary, it’s dramatic, and it puts a lot of pressure on a campaign, but it also incentivizes people in a different way because they know you’ll lose everything.

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9 min read

An Interview with Writers Nilanjana Bose and Jakub Ciupinski

An Interview with Writers Nilanjana Bose and Jakub Ciupinski

“How do you guys write together and stay married?” ... the only arguments we have in our marriage are about the motivations of our character.

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13 min read

Author & Screenwriter Katharyn Blair—The Burden of Glorious Purpose

Author & Screenwriter Katharyn Blair—The Burden of Glorious Purpose

“Write something you care about, then find out why afterwards.”

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9 min read

Below the Line: Makeup Artist Nicki Ledermann

Below the Line: Makeup Artist Nicki Ledermann

You can be the best makeup artist in the world, but if you don't get along with people and can't read the trailer, the room, the atmosphere, the actor … If you don't have that, then you will never make it in the film business.

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12 min read

The Fantastic Two: An Interview with Screenwriters Ian Springer & Jeff Kaplan

The Fantastic Two: An Interview with Screenwriters Ian Springer & Jeff Kaplan

... desperation can kick in—you chase “what’s popular” rather than staying true to your creative vision.

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18 min read

The Very Model of a Modern Major Musical

The Very Model of a Modern Major Musical

It may start with our mother’s heartbeat, but when we enter the brutal reality of the world, we hear the cascading rhythms of human voices, outside world noises … and, if we’re lucky … some form of musical notes.

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9 min read

Interview: Screenwriter Turned USA Today Bestseller, Jamie Lee Scott

Interview: Screenwriter Turned USA Today Bestseller, Jamie Lee Scott

... as soon as you get your first one-star review, you have made it. I mean it ... Then, have a glass of wine, stick your tongue out and move on.

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7 min read

Q&A: Screenwriter and Director Frank Tremblay

Q&A: Screenwriter and Director Frank Tremblay

"... it's really all about practicality, trying to stay open-minded but realistic in what you can achieve or could get made, and go through the door that opens."

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5 min read

Birth/Rebirth: A Profile of Writer-Director Mx. Laura Moss

Birth/Rebirth: A Profile of Writer-Director Mx. Laura Moss

Consistently writing and producing your own work is the only thing you can control.

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9 min read

Below the Line: Script Supervisor Stacy Rowe

Below the Line: Script Supervisor Stacy Rowe

"You’ll find that so many people are willing to help you if you work hard and tell people what you want. We all had to start somewhere. You just need the confidence to speak up and make it happen."

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13 min read
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