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 Brock Swinson

“Lust For Likes” Todd Klick Talks Social Media Influencers In ‘Followed’

“Lust For Likes” Todd Klick Talks Social Media Influencers In ‘Followed’

Followed is the brainchild of screenwriter Todd Klick. It’s a “Screen Life Genre” horror film about vlogger/ social media influencer DropTheMike (Matthew Soloman) who is offered a lucrative sponsorship deal to stay at one of the most haunted hotels in America, The Lennox hotel with his crew. Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with Todd about DropTheMike’s […]

 Jim

“Retro 90s Action, Smash & Grab” Writer/ Director Matt Eskandari On ‘Hard Kill’

“Retro 90s Action, Smash & Grab” Writer/ Director Matt Eskandari On ‘Hard Kill’

Hard Kill is an action-thriller story of a team of mercenaries hired to protect billionaire industrialist Donovan Chalmers (Bruce Willis) and his advanced form of Artificial Intelligence from falling into the hands of the nefarious Pardoner who would rather use it to destroy the world. It was written by screenwriters Joe Russo and Chris LaMont (The […]

 Brock Swinson

“Strip Back the Layers & Hit a Nerve” Mattson Tomlin, Screenwriter Of ‘Project Power’ & ‘The Batman’

“Strip Back the Layers & Hit a Nerve” Mattson Tomlin, Screenwriter Of ‘Project Power’ & ‘The Batman’

“For me, storytelling came during early childhood. I really loved playing in the woods with my friends, dressing up, and putting on a Batman costume,” recalled prolific screenwriter Mattson Tomlin. “There was a summer I call my ‘Stand By Me’ summer, where the kids I was growing up with were older than me and started […]

 Jim

“Surviving A Trauma” Says Dave Sirius Co-Writer Of “The King Of Staten Island”

“Surviving A Trauma” Says Dave Sirius Co-Writer Of “The King Of Staten Island”

SNL’s Pete Davidson semi-autobiographical The King Of Staten Island with co-writers Judd Apatow and Dave Sirius finally made it to the big screen after a long gestation. “It is a love letter to my mom. It was a way of letting go of that part of my life,” declared Davidson. Other than a creative triumph, the movie […]

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“Grounded Characters In A Heightened World” Screenwriter Alison Peck Talks ‘Work It’

“Grounded Characters In A Heightened World” Screenwriter Alison Peck Talks ‘Work It’

There seems to be something in the airwaves leading to a flurry of dance movies. Work It adds to the cadre of teen dancers with a story of a motley crew of high school dancers, with dubious dance skills who, finally come good in the end. Work It, streaming on Netflix, is an original screenplay […]