Brock Swinson

“He Flew Too Close To The Sun” Kevin J. Hynes Talks ‘Heeled’ Podcast, ‘Dirty John’, and HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’

“He Flew Too Close To The Sun” Kevin J. Hynes Talks ‘Heeled’ Podcast, ‘Dirty John’, and HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’

In the 1990s, Kevin J. Hynes never considered a future in screenwriting. “I was a prosecutor and then later a criminal defense attorney,” recalled Hynes. By no coincidence, “Both of those jobs have to do with storytelling.” “Whether I was telling a story to a jury to get them to help me convict or defend […]

 Brock Swinson

“Obsess Over Characters” Cooper Raiff Talks ‘Shithouse’ 

“Obsess Over Characters” Cooper Raiff Talks ‘Shithouse’ 

When Cooper Raiff wrote his first play for an assignment in high school, he realized he actually knew more than he thought about writing dialogue. “I realized I knew more about how people talk in real life and how that can translate to a play or movie,” he said. “When I got to college, I […]

 Brock Swinson

“A Moving Motion Comic” Scott Zakarin on Writing Video Podcast ‘Ride Share’

“A Moving Motion Comic” Scott Zakarin on Writing Video Podcast ‘Ride Share’

Content creator, Scott Zakarin believes the video/audio hybrid podcast platform offers something for every audience. “My wife only listens to the audio and my kids wait until the video is up,” he said about his new podcast series, Ride Share. Writing the series with both types of audience experiences in mind poses a unique set of […]

 Brock Swinson

“Balance The Rush Of Shoplifting With The Consequences” Showrunner Sarah Goldfinger on Netflix’s ‘Trinkets’ & ‘CSI’

“Balance The Rush Of Shoplifting With The Consequences” Showrunner Sarah Goldfinger on Netflix’s ‘Trinkets’ & ‘CSI’

“Suddenly, the writing turned three-dimensional,” recalled Sarah Goldfinger, thinking about seeing her first play come to life during college. “Until that point, I had only written in prose, so seeing my words out loud, with people in seats, and actors memorizing my words, made me want to hear my words out loud more.” The summer […]

 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 […]

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