Film Interviews

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 Brock Swinson

“Find Your Ironic Hook of an Idea” How Screenwriter Matt Lieberman Sold 9+ Screenplays 

“Find Your Ironic Hook of an Idea” How Screenwriter Matt Lieberman Sold 9+ Screenplays 

Between 2018 and 2021, Matt Liberman will have nine features in the works. We spoke with Matt about the “creepy” and “kooky” Addams Family not long ago, but now we’re catching up some of his other films like The Christmas Chronicles (and its sequel), Scoob!, and the Ryan Reynolds comedy, Free Guy. “I came out […]

 Jim

“Movies In Chapters” Marc Maurino Talks “#FreeRayShawn” on Quibi

“Movies In Chapters” Marc Maurino Talks “#FreeRayShawn” on Quibi

Quibi is the brand new platform on the streaming block. Defined by showing films in five to ten minute sequential daily “quick bites” on mobile devices, it has generated immense interest. It can either be viewed as a gamechanger for storytelling, a gimmick, or another avenue for content creators to show their wares. One of […]

 Brock Swinson

“The Epic And The Intimate” Writer / Director Scott Teems on ‘The Quarry’

“The Epic And The Intimate” Writer / Director Scott Teems on ‘The Quarry’

“From an early age, I knew what I wanted to do,” admitted writer/director Scott Teems. “I talked my teachers into letting me make short films in lieu of book reports, so I made VHS tapes, editing VCR to VCR. It was always something I wanted to do and I never wanted to do anything else.” […]

 Lauri Donahue

Cedric Cheung-Lau’s Lives His Sundance Film Festival Dream

Cedric Cheung-Lau’s Lives His Sundance Film Festival Dream

It’s every indie filmmaker’s dream to get their movie accepted by the Sundance Film Festival. Cedric Cheung-Lau managed to achieve that dream with his very first feature The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me. Creative Screenwriting Magazine contributor Lauri Donahue sat down with Cedric to discuss his film at the Sundance Film Festival. Cheung-Lau, a […]

 Jim

“I Want To See Movies About Lives People Have Led” David Franzoni Talks ‘Gladiator’

“I Want To See Movies About Lives People Have Led” David Franzoni Talks ‘Gladiator’

Gladiator is an epic film released in 2000. Twenty years later, it is still as popular and enduring as it was then. Screenwriter David Franzoni who co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan and William Nicholson spoke with Creative Screenwriting Magazine about what sustains his film career. Franzoni confesses to being something a rebellious screenwriter. “I […]

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