Brock Swinson

“The Less-Pressure Draft” Sam Boyd on ‘Love Life’

“The Less-Pressure Draft” Sam Boyd on ‘Love Life’

“That was where I learned to work with actors,” said Sam Boyd, about the short film In a Relationship. The short, a rockumentary-style love story, starred Nicholas Braun (Succession) and Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey). Boyd described this short film as his first real serious attempt to make something with real actors and high production […]

 Brock Swinson

“Your Last Idea May Not Be Your Best” Natalie Krinsky on ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’

“Your Last Idea May Not Be Your Best” Natalie Krinsky on ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’

Natalie Krinsky always knew she wanted to become a writer. In college, she started writing a column at the Yale Daily News. “It was a sex column, about dating and relationships in college,” confessed Krinsky. “It wasn’t about personal experience. It was more about what it was like to be figuring out your sexuality at nineteen […]

 Brock Swinson

“Follow Your Inner Compass” Richard Tanne on ‘Chemical Hearts’ & ‘Southside With You’

“Follow Your Inner Compass” Richard Tanne on ‘Chemical Hearts’ & ‘Southside With You’

“I’m one of those lifelong film geeks,” joked writer/director Richard Tanne. “I was one of those kids with a lot of creative energy, but didn’t know it at the time, so I channeled it through misbehaving.” Tanne’s parents worked out a system with his kindergarten teacher so if he behaved (and earned stickers), his dad […]

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“Lust For Likes” Todd Klick Talks Social Media Influencers In ‘Followed’

“Lust For Likes” Todd Klick Talks Social Media Influencers In ‘Followed’

Followed is the brainchild of screenwriter Todd Klick. It’s a “Screen Life Genre” horror film about vlogger/ social media influencer DropTheMike (Matthew Soloman) who is offered a lucrative sponsorship deal to stay at one of the most haunted hotels in America, The Lennox hotel with his crew. Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with Todd about DropTheMike’s […]

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“Strip Back the Layers & Hit a Nerve” Mattson Tomlin, Screenwriter Of ‘Project Power’ & ‘The Batman’

“Strip Back the Layers & Hit a Nerve” Mattson Tomlin, Screenwriter Of ‘Project Power’ & ‘The Batman’

“For me, storytelling came during early childhood. I really loved playing in the woods with my friends, dressing up, and putting on a Batman costume,” recalled prolific screenwriter Mattson Tomlin. “There was a summer I call my ‘Stand By Me’ summer, where the kids I was growing up with were older than me and started […]

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