Brock Swinson

“Religion Is Not A Punchline” Ramy Youseff on Hulu’s Ramy

“Religion Is Not A Punchline” Ramy Youseff on Hulu’s Ramy

Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Ramy Youssef has always been a creative person. “My first ‘save your birthday money’ purchase was a camera,” he joked. The New Jersey native didn’t see showbusiness as an achievable goal, but an underlying passion and persistence directed him to create more and more, eventually encouraging him to edit, to act, […]

 Brock Swinson

“Improving Bulletproof Drafts” Mark Bomback on ‘Defending Jacob,’ ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain,’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’ Prequels 

“Improving Bulletproof Drafts” Mark Bomback on ‘Defending Jacob,’ ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain,’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’ Prequels 

Mark Bomback’s screenwriting education came from reading hundreds of screenplays. While working in an agency mailroom, he volunteered to read and provide coverage on submitted scripts, which taught him how to write, but also how not to write. “I would read whatever scripts were submitted for possible purchase and give my recommendations as to what […]

 Brock Swinson

“It’s Not Magic, It’s Logic” Say Josh Pate & Shannon Burke, Creators Of ‘Outer Banks’

“It’s Not Magic, It’s Logic” Say Josh Pate & Shannon Burke, Creators Of ‘Outer Banks’

Shannon Burke is the author several novels including Safelight, Black Flies, and Into the Savage Country. Recently, he decided to partner with his screenwriting friends, brothers Jonas and Josh Pate to work on a coming-of-age, action-adventure story for Netflix. “I kept writing my novels, but simultaneously, I would work on this parallel screenwriting career,” said Burke. […]

 Brock Swinson

“Creative Freedom Through Structure” Anna Winger on Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’

“Creative Freedom Through Structure” Anna Winger on Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’

Anna Winger has done a little bit of everything. She got her start in photography, where she did some commercial work and some documentary work, but across the board, if you have to summarize her career, she’s a storyteller at heart. “It happened by chance that I became a screenwriter,” she confessed. Previously, she traveled […]

 Brock Swinson

“Find Your Ironic Hook of an Idea” How Screenwriter Matt Lieberman Sold 9+ Screenplays 

“Find Your Ironic Hook of an Idea” How Screenwriter Matt Lieberman Sold 9+ Screenplays 

Between 2018 and 2021, Matt Liberman will have nine features in the works. We spoke with Matt about the “creepy” and “kooky” Addams Family not long ago, but now we’re catching up some of his other films like The Christmas Chronicles (and its sequel), Scoob!, and the Ryan Reynolds comedy, Free Guy. “I came out […]