THE BANKER: A Conversation with Director George Nolfi

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) In 2004, George Nolfi adapted his spec screenplay Honor Among Thieves into the sequel to Ocean’s Eleven — Ocean’s Twelve. He went on to write and direct projects such as The Adjustment Bureau. His latest project, The Banker in inspired by true events and centers on revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who… Continue Reading →

Depicting a True Prison Break in ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) In 1978, Tim Jenkin was sentenced to prison for twelve years for working on behalf of the African National Congress (ANC). Soon after his incarceration, he and several other inmates began plotting an escape that would take them a year and a half to execute. Escape from Pretoria (starring Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, and… Continue Reading →

The Heroine’s Journey: A Talk with Minhal Baig, Writer/Director of Apple TV+’s HALA

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Minhal Baig’s Hala was one of the first films acquired by Apple TV+ after taking Sundance by storm in 2019. The semi-autobiographical story centers around a seventeen-year-old Pakistani American woman coping with the unraveling of her family. LA Screenwriter’s John Bucher sat down with Baig recently to talk about how she made such… Continue Reading →

LOVE IS BLIND: A Talk with Director Monty Whitebloom

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Stories that deal with psychological conditions can be difficult to craft and even more challenging to execute. Creating a protagonist who doesn’t become a victim and who the audience enjoys spending time with are only a few of the difficulties filmmakers can run into. Director Monty Whitebloom’s latest project, Love is Blind… Continue Reading →

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