Film Interviews

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 Lauri Donahue

Liz Hannah Shines in “All the Bright Places”

Liz Hannah Shines in “All the Bright Places”

Liz Hannah launched her screenwriting career with a series of achievements most writers only dream about. After working as a development executive for Charlize Theron’s production company and earning a master’s degree in production from the American Film Institute (AFI), Hannah turned to screenwriting full time. Her 2016 script The Post was number two on The […]

 Jim

“I Want To See Something I Haven’t Seen Or Felt Before” Says Roger Avary

“I Want To See Something I Haven’t Seen Or Felt Before” Says Roger Avary

Academy Award™-winning Screenwriter Roger Avary graced onto our screens in a big way after co-writing a little indie film called Pulp Fiction with an equally little-known screenwriter Quentin Tarantino. Avary continued his screenwriting career with films including Silent Hill and Beowulf. He is also the Director of Killing Zoe, The Rules of Attraction, La voix humaine, and […]

 Jim

“Go Left When The Audience Thinks You’re Going To Go Right” Leigh Whannell Discusses ‘The Invisible Man’

“Go Left When The Audience Thinks You’re Going To Go Right” Leigh Whannell Discusses ‘The Invisible Man’

Horror film screenwriter/director Leigh Whannell is best known for creating the enormously successful Saw and Insidious movie franchises. Whannell spoke with Creative Screenwriting Magazine about his contemporary vision of the 1897 H.G. Wells classic The Invisible Man. It was clear from the outset that Whannell’s interpretation of The Invisible Man was not going to include […]

 Brock Swinson

“Write Deeper Female Friendships” Susanna Fogel Talks ‘Booksmart’ & ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

“Write Deeper Female Friendships” Susanna Fogel Talks ‘Booksmart’ & ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

It’s been a busy time for writer-director & book author Susanna Fogel, especially with her female friendship screenplays for Booksmart and The Spy Who Dumped Me. She is currently directing the biopic Winner about former American intelligence specialist Reality Leigh Winner. Susanna caught up with Creative Screenwriting Magazine to discuss bringing her ideas to the screen and her […]

 Jim

“Be Careful What You Wish For” Screenwriter Jillian Jacobs Talks ‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’

“Be Careful What You Wish For” Screenwriter Jillian Jacobs Talks ‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’

Do you have a fantasy? Do you imagine going to a mysterious tropical resort where dreams can come true and anything is possible? There is such a place – it’s called Fantasy Island. Perhaps you want to exact revenge or simply have it all. We all remember that the 70s TV series of Fantasy Island, […]