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 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 […]

 Jim

“A Love Story About A Girl And Her Book” Greta Gerwig Talks ‘Little Women’

“A Love Story About A Girl And Her Book” Greta Gerwig Talks ‘Little Women’

Little Women has been a remarkably enduring story of four ambitious sisters, based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of 1868. Despite a TV mini-series which graced our screens in 2017, writer/director Greta Gerwig saw fit to give this material a ‘Gerwig’ do-over via parallel timelines. Greta spoke with Creative Screenwriting about her journey to get […]

 Jim

“Marriage Story” Is A Love Story According To Noah Baumbach

“Marriage Story” Is A Love Story According To Noah Baumbach

Marriage Story is simple and clear in its message. It could have been titled Divorce Story, but screenwriter / director / producer, Noah Baumbach, also known for his Oscar-nominated film The Squid And The Whale (2005), and Greenberg (2010), wanted his opus to be a story about conscious decoupling – a film about the “transformation […]

 Lauri Donahue

How a Story That “Had To Be Told” Launched Rogue One Screenwriter Gary Whitta’s Career

How a Story That “Had To Be Told” Launched Rogue One Screenwriter Gary Whitta’s Career

Gary Whitta’s an unusually versatile writer. In addition to writing for both film and TV, in both live-action and animation, he’s also written novels, video games, and comics and he’s been a video gaming journalist. He’s perhaps best known for co-writing Rogue One, the first stand-alone Star Wars movie. Lauri Donahue spoke with Gary about his […]