Film Interviews

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 Brock Swinson

“A Masterpiece Stoner Movie” Kevin Smith On ‘Jay & Silent Bob Reboot’

“A Masterpiece Stoner Movie” Kevin Smith On ‘Jay & Silent Bob Reboot’

When indie screenwriters are asked to name their most prolific and influential filmmakers, Kevin Patrick Smith undoubtedly places on that list. Back in 1994, the iconic stoner comedy Clerks, set in the convenience store where Smith worked, graced our screens. 25 years later, Jay and Silent Bob are all grown up (just kidding) and are […]

 Jeff York

Pedro Almodovar Reflects on Age and Storytelling in All Its “Pain and Glory”

Pedro Almodovar Reflects on Age and Storytelling in All Its “Pain and Glory”

Pedro Almodovar is one of the cinema’s premier directors, but just as importantly, he’s one of its best screenwriters. He has 36 directorial credits on imdb.com and not surprisingly, he has 36 writing credits too. Almodovar’s direction and writing go hand-in-hand – they’re both bold, colorful, and often, unpredictable. In all of his films, there […]

 Jim

“One Of The Most Functional, Dysfunctional Families” Screenwriter Matt Lieberman On The ‘Addams Family’

“One Of The Most Functional, Dysfunctional Families” Screenwriter Matt Lieberman On The ‘Addams Family’

The Addams Family began their life as cartoon characters in the New Yorker by Charles Addams in 1938 satirizing the perfect suburban life in New Jersey during the Great Depression. In 1964 the Addamses received their very own TV show on ABC TV and several film and TV spinoffs over the following decades. The Addams […]

 Jim

“Be Wrong As Fast As You Can” Andrew Stanton Talks ‘Toy Story 4’

“Be Wrong As Fast As You Can” Andrew Stanton Talks ‘Toy Story 4’

Andrew Stanton began his creative life drawing cartoon characters. Currently, he is the Vice President of Pixar Animation Studios and co-wrote the Academy Award-winning WALL*E, Finding Dory and A Bug’s Life. He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Toy Story. Stanton and his team celebrated the release of Toy Story 4 […]

 Brock Swinson

“True to Character. True to Narrative” Max Pitango & Elias Plagianos On ‘Distemper’

“True to Character. True to Narrative” Max Pitango & Elias Plagianos On ‘Distemper’

The North Fork TV Festival and Sloan Foundation Science & Tech Script Competition distinguishes itself from other screenwriting contests in that entrants must submit a screenplay where science meets art. The contest aims to encourage screenwriters to create realistic and compelling stories about science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers in […]

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