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 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, […]

 Jim

“Write From A Global Consciousness” Advises Filmmaker Geoff Johns

“Write From A Global Consciousness” Advises Filmmaker Geoff Johns

Geoff Johns is one of the most popular and prolific comic book writers of his time. He is a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning screenwriter, and the only comic book writer of his caliber with an established 20+ year career in producing film and television at Warner Bros. He has written highly acclaimed stories […]

 Brock Swinson

Kevin Smith Celebrates 25 Years of Screenwriting And Making Indie Films

Kevin Smith Celebrates 25 Years of Screenwriting And Making Indie Films

Kevin Smith believes movies were built for streaming platforms. “It wasn’t until Clerks went to home video that people were saying, ‘I know a guy just like Jay.’ That identity factor blew my hair back.” With this idea in mind, Smith created somewhat of a roller-coaster personality for Jay, occasionally making him dumber, or more […]