'Vida' Screenwriter Nancy Mejía on The Disruptors Fellowship
Writer-director-producer Nancy Mejía (Vida, The L Word: Generation Q) knows firsthand how important a mentorship can be in Hollywood.
Showrunner Linda Yvette Chávez on The Disruptors Fellowship
When Julio Salgado, co-founder of The Disruptors Fellowship, reached out to showrunner Linda Yvette Chávez ( Gentefied) and asked her to take part as a speaker, she says, " I jumped right on it." The inaugural fellowship, which is for emerging tele...
'Palmer' Screenwriter Cheryl Guerriero on the Role of Patience in Moviemaking
Palmer screenwriter Cheryl Guerriero knows something about patience when it comes to getting a movie made. She got the idea for Palmer's script back in 2007, but it would take 12 years for the film to finally see the light of day.
Screenwriter-Producer Jenniffer Gómez on Mentoring In The Disruptors Fellowship
Writer-producer Jenniffer Gómez ( Vida, Sacred Lies) broke into Hollywood without any personal contacts. She knows just how challenging navigating the industry can be without any guidance.
Javier Grillo-Marxuach: Award-Winning Producer and #Startwith8Hollywood Mentor
TV writer and producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) was a perfect fit as a mentor for the #Startwith8Hollywood initiative. In 2019, Grillo-Marxuach spearheaded an initiative called the WGA Solidarity Ch...
Adam Mason & Simon Boyes on Writing 'Songbird' During a Pandemic
Screenwriters Adam Mason and Simon Boyes didn't initially plan to write a movie about a pandemic during a pandemic. But when COVID-19 shut down the movie they had originally planned to shoot in 2020, they ended up doing just that with Songbird.
Matt Lieberman On Specs and 'The Christmas Chronicles'
Screenwriter Matt Lieberman wrote Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles as a spec script back in 2012. The script sat in development for six years until, in a twist of events that some in Hollywood might call a Christmas miracle, Home Alone director Chr...
Writer Marissa Kate Goodhill on 'Come Away'
Not many screenwriters can say their first-ever script was made into a film starring Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo. But Marissa Kate Goodhill can. While Goodhill has been writing scripts for over 10 years, Come Away, which is a sort of prequel to ...