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 ...
Writer-Director David Freyne Gets Personal With His Film 'Dating Amber'
The Irish coming-of-age comedy follows the friendship of Eddie (Fionn O’Shea), a closeted gay teen, and Amber (Lola Petticrew), a fellow closeted lesbian, who pretend to be a couple to avoid being tormented at school in writer-director David Freyne's...
Director Alastair Orr On The Dynamics of 'Triggered'
Triggered director Alastair Orr (House on Willow Street, Indigenous) said he connected immediately to the thriller script, written by David D. Jones.
'Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey' Writer-Director David E. Talbert Weaves Loss, Hope, and Heart
In Netflix’s Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, the streaming service’s first-ever live-action musical, writer-director David E. Talbert weaves together a high-octane musical with a story filled with loss, hope and a lot of heart.
Writer-Director-Star Juliet Landau On Narcissism and 'A Place Among the Dead'
Juliet Landau’s directorial debut, A Place Among the Dead, isn’t your typical vampire movie. Dubbed a “revealing and terrifying meld of fact, fiction and the fantastical,” the film stars Landau as Jules, a woman who embarks on a journey at the potent...