by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Best known for writing cultural blockbusters such as Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Men in Black, Ed Solomon has created characters that became house-hold names and stories that are still enjoyed by audiences, long after their initial theatrical run. Most recently, Solomon worked with Steven Soderburgh
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week on the podcast I interview screenwriter/director Stephen Kogon about his feature film, Dance Baby Dance. We also talk through his move from the east coast to Los Angeles and how he got settled into L.A. You can listen to the audio portion of the
Jack Milgram recently put together a fun infographic about 20 famous writers and their weirdest habits. He kindly gave us permission to post it here. You can check out the original and many more infographics by Jack at Custom Writing.
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Michael Radford has brought some of the most celebrated stories in history to movie theaters, having adapted works ranging from George Orwell’s 1984 to Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. For the first time, however, he’s recently brought the life of a living legend to the screen in
This articles was originally published by LiveRead/LA. It is reprinted here with permission. by Tim Schildberger (@LiveReadLA) How is writing with an audience in mind different from writing what you think an audience wants? Some Hollywood Insiders will tell you the most efficient path to screenwriting success is to read
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with writer/director Brian Taylor about his latest feature film, Mom And Dad, starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. We also talk about the how he got his start directing videos and commercials, and how he was able to
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Jenny Bicks began her career writing on shows ranging from Seinfeld to Dawson’s Creek. She wrote on Sex and The City for all six seasons, rising to the rank of executive producer. Her work on the series earned her an Emmy Award, multiple Golden Globes, Producers Guild Awards, and three WGA nominations.
This article was originally published by Shore Scripts. It is reprinted here with permission. by Bill Mesce On the first day of teaching my first university creative writing class several years ago, I asked my 30 students, as a way of getting a read on their abilities, to write me
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) How do you make a film about mental illness and depression fun? It’s one of the tougher screenwriting challenges — taking a character who is broken and unhappy, and still making him or her entertaining to watch. If you’re trying to pull off this feat with
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Patrick Walsh has written for some of the most celebrated comedies in all of television. Rob & Big, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Outsourced, 2 Broke Girls, and Crashing are just a few of the shows that he has had a hand in shaping. Having added the role of producer to his resume on