Brock Swinson

The Moment of Leaning Forwards: Matthew Newton on From Nowhere

The Moment of Leaning Forwards: Matthew Newton on From Nowhere

Matthew Newton discusses going home with your characters, the importance of the “leaning forwards” moment, and the constant process of revelation in childhood.

Matthew Newton discusses going home with your characters, the importance of the “leaning forwards” moment, and the constant process of revelation in childhood.

 Brock Swinson

Finding Your Creative Value: Jamal Joseph on Chapter & Verse

Finding Your Creative Value: Jamal Joseph on Chapter & Verse

Jamal Joseph on writing a film based on your own experience, the importance of comedy in drama, and not waiting for that big studio movie.

Jamal Joseph on writing a film based on your own experience, the importance of comedy in drama, and not waiting for that big studio movie.

 Brock Swinson

“Nothing’s harder than writing.” Evan Oppenheimer on Lost in Florence

“Nothing’s harder than writing.” Evan Oppenheimer on Lost in Florence

Evan Oppenheimer discusses achieving authenticity, getting to the heart of the story, and finding your point of entry.

Evan Oppenheimer discusses achieving authenticity, getting to the heart of the story, and finding your point of entry.

 Brock Swinson

“Dive Deep and Flush Out Your Craft.” Patrick Massett and John Zinman on Gold

“Dive Deep and Flush Out Your Craft.” Patrick Massett and John Zinman on Gold

Watching movies with the script in your lap, the rhythm of a scene, and why you should not send out your first script.

Patrick Massett and John Zinman on watching movies with the script in your lap, the rhythm of a scene, not sending out your first script, and why working in Hollywood is like prospecting for gold.

 Brock Swinson

Making Your Protagonist the Antagonist: Robert Siegel on The Founder

Making Your Protagonist the Antagonist: Robert Siegel on The Founder

Robert Siegel discusses his fascination for outsiders, using research to get into your characters’ heads, and writing what you love.

Robert Siegel discusses his fascination for outsiders, using research to get into your characters’ heads, and writing what you love.

 Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson’s Year in Quotes

Brock Swinson’s Year in Quotes

Brock looks back over his interviews from 2016, and shares some of his favourite quotes.

Brock looks back over his interviews from 2016, and shares some of his favourite quotes.

 Brock Swinson

“One Script does not make you a writer.” Gloria Calderon Kellett on One Day at a Time

“One Script does not make you a writer.” Gloria Calderon Kellett on One Day at a Time

Gloria Calderon Kellett talks about how a show is developed, writing for television, and how exactly a writers' room works.

Gloria Calderon Kellett talks about how a show is developed, writing for television, and how exactly a writers’ room works.

 Brock Swinson

“I could hear their voices.” Michael Hirst on Vikings

“I could hear their voices.” Michael Hirst on Vikings

Michael Hirst discusses the process of writing historical fiction, the importance of poetry, and how Vikings has rejuvenated interest in Scandinavian culture.

Michael Hirst on the process of writing historical fiction, the importance of poetry, and how Vikings has rejuvenated interest in Scandinavian culture.

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