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 Jim

Adam Mason & Simon Boyes Talk “Songbird”

Adam Mason & Simon Boyes Talk “Songbird”

Screenwriters Adam Mason and Simon Boyes had an idea. Lockdown had just begun and they began working on their next screenplay, Songbird, determined to shoot it during a pandemic that was expected to last a few months. It began as a monster story set in a pandemic. Nine months later, Mason (also the film’s director) and […]

 Brock Swinson

“Make Time For Your Heart” Tara Miele on ‘Wander Darkly’

“Make Time For Your Heart” Tara Miele on ‘Wander Darkly’

“Just watching these flickering images up there, it was 16mm film rough cuts where you could see the splice tape and everything,” began Tara Miele, “It was the first time I understood, somebody made that.” A self-described theater brat, Miele realized there was a storyteller behind her favorite films when a friend invited her to […]

 Brock Swinson

“Stories About the Human Condition” Julia Hart & Jordan Horowitz on ‘I’m Your Woman’

“Stories About the Human Condition” Julia Hart & Jordan Horowitz on ‘I’m Your Woman’

“When we met,” began Jordan Horowitz, “Julia [Hart] was a teacher and wasn’t a writer. She liked to write, but wasn’t a writer by trade.” After they met, the couple moved to Los Angeles, where Jordan continued to work as a producer and Julia started to write more often. “Eventually, she sent me an outline […]

 Jim

Eduardo Cisneros & Jason Shuman Discuss Empathy in “Half Brothers”

Eduardo Cisneros & Jason Shuman Discuss Empathy in “Half Brothers”

Family can be testing at the best of times. What if was family was a half brother that you never knew existed? Screenwriter brothers Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman discuss their new film Half Brothers with Creative Screenwriting Magazine. “Half brothers is about bonding,” said Cisneros. “It’s about empathy. It’s about the challenge of developing […]

 Jim

“Coming To Terms With Trauma” Alan Ball Talks ‘Uncle Frank’

“Coming To Terms With Trauma” Alan Ball Talks ‘Uncle Frank’

Alan E. Ball cut his writing teeth as a playwright before shaking our screens with the Oscar-winning indie powerhouse American Beauty and the multiple Emmy-nominated TV series Six Feet Under and True Blood. This year, he graced our screens with another indie film called Uncle Frank starring Paul Bettany (Frank Bledsoe) and Sophia Lillis (Beth Bledsoe). “It’s not […]

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