Brock Swinson

“Fear Not, There Is A Place For You” Lucy Alibar on ‘Troop Zero’ & ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

“Fear Not, There Is A Place For You” Lucy Alibar on ‘Troop Zero’ & ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

“You don’t realize how unique your childhood was until you’re out of it,” proclaimed screenwriter Lucy Alibar. “Universality is assumed, which is one of the magical things about childhood.” The world is your oyster and dreaming of flying into space is realistic. As an adult, Alibar started writing scenes based on her life from ages 7 […]

 Brock Swinson

“Find The Meat Beneath Racial Stereotypes” Karin Gist Talks ‘Mixed-ish’… Honestly-ish

“Find The Meat Beneath Racial Stereotypes” Karin Gist Talks ‘Mixed-ish’… Honestly-ish

The latest series in the “-ish” universe, Mixed-ish, follows in the footsteps of Black-ish, a heartwarming comedy about family, belonging, and race. Where Grown-ish traveled back in time to 1985, Mixed-ish tells the story of family members trying to understand their identities as the rest of the world decides whether they’re black or white. It’s […]

 Brock Swinson

“Balancing Real and Unusual” Charles Randolph Talks ‘Bombshell’ and ‘The Big Short’

“Balancing Real and Unusual” Charles Randolph Talks ‘Bombshell’ and ‘The Big Short’

“I’m looking for things that frighten me a little bit,” declared Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charles Randolph. “Things that feel a little complicated, and maybe a little unusual. Something that sort of gets your blood pumping and people can be engaged by and willing to explore.” Randolph is known for an array of hard-hitting films, starting […]

 Brock Swinson

“Fred Rogers Practiced Confrontational Kindness” Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster On Writing ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

“Fred Rogers Practiced Confrontational Kindness” Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster On Writing ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

Most people know the name Fred Rogers. Many children grew up watching the PBS host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968 – 2001 and remember feeling like he was talking directly to them. He related to them on their level. “He wanted children to find a positive way to deal with their negative emotions,” claimed Micah […]

 Brock Swinson

“Put Your Protagonist Through Hell” Jason Keller Talks ‘Ford v Ferrari’

“Put Your Protagonist Through Hell” Jason Keller Talks ‘Ford v Ferrari’

While attending Regent College in London, Jason Keller started to fall in love with film. “That’s where I got the bug and realized it could be a profession. Prior to that, I was a writer, but secretly. It wasn’t something I pursued.” In London, Keller learned more and more about the complex world of screenwriting. […]

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