Leah Yananton discusses her latest film, an unusual approach to writing, and surrendering control.
By Lisa Horan. Lust. Greed. Selfishness. Immorality. It isn’t hard to find stories that center on some of society’s greatest ills, while sidestepping the negative consequences that inevitably result. Filmmaker Leah Yananton wasn’t interested in creating a film that celebrates decadence. On the contrary, Yananton’s Surviving Me: The Nine Circles of Sophie, emphasizes the dark side […]
Jefery Levy discusses home editing, visual bibles, and the unique writing process for his latest film.
By Lisa Horan. A film about diaries. That’s what Writer/Director Jefery Levy had his mind set on doing when he started searching for a diary that was public domain and had the substance and heart worthy of being transformed into a film. Instead of a diary, however, he stumbled upon a novel about diaries – […]
Breaking all the rules on the poet’s journey to Hollywood
by Lisa Horan Born in the Ozarks, Longmire writer Tony Tost was always convinced that a career as a TV writer was nothing more than a pipedream. After all, that was just not the kind of opportunity that presented itself to people who grew up in places like he did—from the Ozarks to a nearly […]
Writer Dan Signer gives CS the scoop on A.N.T. Farm: the new season means new enhANTsments
by Lisa Horan When Disney Channel execs approached Writer Dan Signer (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck) about creating an original series, Signer was, of course, delighted. While he was exploring the creative direction of the show, he was presented with an unexpected gift that would ultimately drive […]