Christopher McKittrick

“The star of the movie is the screenplay.” August Wilson’s Fences

“The star of the movie is the screenplay.” August Wilson’s Fences

Producer Todd Black discusses bringing Wilson’s adaptation to the big screen, letting the screenplay inform every decision, and working with platinum.

Producer Todd Black discusses bringing Wilson’s adaptation to the big screen, letting the screenplay inform every decision, and working with platinum.

 Christopher McKittrick

Hidden Figures: “A Mathematical Juggling Act”

Hidden Figures: “A Mathematical Juggling Act”

Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi on the importance of repetition, ensuring balance in an ensemble piece, and not getting attached to your first draft.

Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi on the importance of repetition, ensuring balance in an ensemble piece, and not getting attached to your first draft.

 Christopher McKittrick

“Power comes from writing.” M. Night Shyamalan on Split

“Power comes from writing.” M. Night Shyamalan on Split

M. Night Shyamalan on the importance of outlining, using dark humor, the four genres of Split, and writing for different budgets.

M. Night Shyamalan on the importance of outlining, using dark humor, the four genres of Split, and writing for different budgets.

 Christopher McKittrick

“What guides me is the real person.” Mike Mills on 20th Century Women

“What guides me is the real person.” Mike Mills on 20th Century Women

Mike Mills discusses writing from personal experience, why plot is not that important to him, and how to know when a script is ready.

Mike Mills discusses writing from personal experience, why plot is not that important to him, and how to know when a script is ready.

 Christopher McKittrick

Roger Corman on Death Race 2050

Roger Corman on Death Race 2050

In our latest video interview, Roger Corman discusses what makes a good screenplay, how Death Race 2000 influenced Mad Max and The Hunger Games, and why killing pedestrians was important.

Roger Corman discusses what makes a good screenplay, how Death Race 2000 influenced Mad Max and The Hunger Games, and why killing pedestrians was important.

 Christopher McKittrick

Chris McKittrick’s Year in Quotes

Chris McKittrick’s Year in Quotes

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

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

 Christopher McKittrick

From All We Had to X-Men: Josh Boone, a Busy Man

From All We Had to X-Men: Josh Boone, a Busy Man

Josh Boone on his many projects, writing in a bubble, and building your career around books you love.

Josh Boone on his many projects, writing in a bubble, and building your career around books you love.

 Christopher McKittrick

Lion: A Powerful, Primal Childhood Fable

Lion: A Powerful, Primal Childhood Fable

Luke Davies on bringing scenes to life, symmetry and turning points, and why a script has to be both a technical document and also a work of art.

Luke Davies on bringing scenes to life, symmetry and turning points, and why a script has to be both a technical document and also a work of art.

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