Michael Hauge on finding the theme.
by Dennis MaGee Fallon Theme can be a tricky thing. It’s often hidden in good scripts, heavy handed in bad ones, and sometimes nowhere at all. But, as many screenwriters, critics and film buffs can attest, a powerful theme can make all the difference in a great story. So, what is theme and how can […]
Black geeks, working Comic Con and shining a light on creators
by Matt R. Lohr Brandon Easton doesn’t look like Stan Lee, or indeed like someone most people would picture when they hear the phrase “comic book writer.” But in the last several years, Easton has defied the realities of a sometimes less-than-inclusive industry to emerge as a rising force in comics, and he’s done it […]
Jeffrey M. Howard discusses Disney’s adoption of the Pixar way
by Ari Eisner Jeffrey M. Howard’s been a member of the Disney family since 1998. Although he started on the executive side of the business, being a creator is what he’s really always wanted to do. Howard tells us, “I grew up loving cartoons and drawing my own comics and things like that. I studied […]
Blake Masters on finding your emotional stakes
by Brock Swinson Blake Masters is a genuine Hollywood writer. After twenty years of battling his keyboard, he is dangerously close to becoming a household name. A self-proclaimed turtle writer, he continues to chip away at pilot episodes, film adaptations and original content. Masters’ methodical schedule allows for him to write a television episode in […]