Shanee Edwards

Boulevard: A Very Good Lesson on Torturing Your Protagonist

Boulevard: A Very Good Lesson on Torturing Your Protagonist

Writer and story analyst Douglas Soesbe talks about character arcs in Boulevard and working with the late Robin Williams

By Shanee Edwards. Written by Douglas Soesbe and directed by Dito Montiel, Boulevard stars Robin Williams as Nolan, a married man who embarks on a secret life when he meets a vulnerable street urchin named Leo (Robeto Aguire). As Nolan’s love intensifies for the young man, his entire life, including his marriage, comes crashing down. […]

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Julian Fellowes on Downton Abbey

Julian Fellowes on Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes talks about the upheaval of the early 20th century, and what the Crawley family might make of Caitlyn Jenner.

By Shanee Edwards. “Another clang in the march of time.” – Mrs. Patmore. With less than 3 months of filming left at Highclere Castle, the stand-in location for Downton Abbey, the show’s sole writer, Julian Fellowes, sat down with us to talk Season 5 and discuss the shocking challenges he masterfully wrought upon the Crawley […]

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It Follows: A Childhood Nightmare Made Real

It Follows: A Childhood Nightmare Made Real

Writer/director David Robert Mitchell discusses his latest film, and turning horror genre clichés on their heads.

By Shanee Edwards. David Robert Mitchell found critical success with his first feature film, The Myth of the American Sleepover in 2010, which won the Special Jury Award at the SXSW Film Festival. Now, the Michigan-native writer/director tries his hand at horror with his dark and hypnotic new film, It Follows. Mitchell claims the basic […]

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: The Sequel that Was Never Supposed to be Made

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: The Sequel that Was Never Supposed to be Made

Screenwriter Ol Parker discusses working with great actors, the challenges of writing of sequels, and retiring to India.

By Shanee Edwards. British screenwriter, Ol Parker, is young, handsome and exudes cheerful, positive energy. We were barely able to get a question out before he started gushing about the stars of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and spending time shooting in India.  According to Parker, Judi Dench had never been to India before […]

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Shakespeare For Screenwriters

Shakespeare For Screenwriters

Timeless Writing Tips from the Master of Drama.

By Shanee Edwards. What does The Empire Strikes Back have in common with Taming of the Shrew? Or Scarface with Lady Macbeth? More than you might think. This fascinating new book for screenwriters will have you rethinking the way you create characters and tell stories by taking a close-up look at perhaps the best English-language […]