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."
Birth/Rebirth: A Profile of Writer-Director Mx. Laura Moss
Consistently writing and producing your own work is the only thing you can control.
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."
Q&A: Filmmaker Wendi Tang
... as I was suffocating in my dream, I saw a goldfish land in my palm. And then I woke up.
More Rambling Conversations with Multi-Hyphenate Dan Mirvish: HBO, a Fictional Pundit, and Advice All Artists Need
Film is like a tree in the forest. If nobody sees it, it doesn't really exist.
A Rambling Conversation with Dan Mirvish: Co-Founder of Slamdance, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Indie Darling, Bestselling Author, and Trendsetter
I wrote new scenes, and I acted in the film. I got shot in the chest twice, and survived both times, miraculously. So, I really saw how to make a movie.
Below the Line: Location Assistant Melanie Roddy
If anybody ever reads about our business, I hope people take away that quality of life is the most important. You make enough to live and you get with good people. That's the important shit.
Interview: Problem-Solving Producer Linda Burns
"Over time, I realized, you have to read between the lines."
Below the Line: On-Set Photographer Alison Cohen Rosa
"I would pinch myself sometimes on set, going, 'I'm so fucking lucky to be in this room.' Like, I get goosebumps. I am so lucky."
Interview: Screenwriter and Filmmaker Javier Solórzano Casarin
From documentaries to commercials to feature films, Javier Solórzano Casarin takes us on a step-by-step retelling of how his love for filmmaking grew into a lifetime passion.
'Violent Night' Screenwriters—Never Give Up
There is no one recipe for success, but I suppose there is one surefire recipe for failure—inaction. Finish things you start.
Novelist and TV Writer Tom Piazza Explores the Writing Process
The way I think about writing a novel is not so much about answers but a set of questions and charting the understanding of what's at stake, what the actual nature of the problem is.
Q&A: Filmmaker Allison Norlian
I remember the intense emotionality of that day—there wasn't a dry eye in the room.
Writer and Showrunner Greg Johnson on Breaking In and Staying In
... the “big break” often comes in the form of smaller, sometimes imperceptible “micro breaks.” It’s a mistake to overlook those.
Writer / Director Timothy Scott Bogart: Family Man
If he wasn’t an addict and a gambler, there could never have been the triumphs. But even more than that—he was in love with two women at once—and yes, I could have played that down, but I found that fascinating and something that was real and messy and complicated and worth exploring.