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“Be Savvy, But Follow Your Heart” Filmmaker Phil Volken’s Ode To Screenwriters

“Be Savvy, But Follow Your Heart” Filmmaker Phil Volken’s Ode To Screenwriters

Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke to filmmaker (don’t call him a writer-director) about screenplays and what attracts him to a project. If you don’t find a project you like, write it yourself. Currently he has a film set up at Baron Davis’ Company NoLabel entitled Blacktop and other at Dana Brunetti’s company entitled Anarchia which he […]

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“Your Pain Is Your Truth.” Elgin James on Writing ‘Mayans M.C.’ & ‘Little Birds’

“Your Pain Is Your Truth.” Elgin James on Writing ‘Mayans M.C.’ & ‘Little Birds’

Elgin James has lived a full life. He still is. A checkered history including seventeen years in street gangs, and even a stint in prison. He lost his mother at a young age with little direction and meaning in his life. Young Elgin could have wallowed in self-pity, but instead, he took pen to paper […]

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For the Thrill of It All. Writing Escape Room Narratives as Contained Thrillers

For the Thrill of It All. Writing Escape Room Narratives as Contained Thrillers

So, What’s an Escape Room, and Why Should You Care? Content creator, Joey Madia, explains what Escape Rooms are and how to weave them into your stories to Creative Screenwriting Magazine.  I understand the question. You’re a screenwriter, or you write for TV or a web series. Why would you want to know about Escape Rooms? […]

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“A Comedic Core Executed As A True Crime Documentary.” Writers Dan Perroult & Tony Yacenda On ‘American Vandal’

“A Comedic Core Executed As A True Crime Documentary.” Writers Dan Perroult & Tony Yacenda On ‘American Vandal’

American Vandal is a distinctive blend of a whodunnit TV show and infantile humor. It’s currently streaming on Netflix to rave reviews and audience buzz. Creative Screenwriting Magazine visited Dan Perroult and Tony Yacenda, the creators of the hit TV show, to discuss their love of true crime, documentaries, and vandalism. It all began in 2016. […]

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“Can A Kind Man Survive In A Cruel World?” Dave Holstein Talks ‘Kidding’

“Can A Kind Man Survive In A Cruel World?” Dave Holstein Talks ‘Kidding’

Dave Holstein, best known for his writing work on the hit TV show Weeds discusses the world and inspiration behind his darkly comic TV show Kidding with Creative Screenwriting Magazine. Good ideas take time to ferment and ruminate in every TV writer’s mind. Dave Holstein is no different. The earliest incarnations of Kidding (Jim Carrey) […]