Film Interviews

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 Jim

“There Are Casualties As You Search For Your Identity” Minhal Baig Talks ‘Hala’

“There Are Casualties As You Search For Your Identity” Minhal Baig Talks ‘Hala’

Hala is a seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager and the subject of a coming of age film on Apple TV+. Creative Screenwriting Magazine caught up with Minhal Baig, the writer/ director behind this film which is more than the struggles that first-generation children of migrants face. “Hala is a film about a young woman navigating multiple […]

 Brock Swinson

“Fred Rogers Practiced Confrontational Kindness” Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster On Writing ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

“Fred Rogers Practiced Confrontational Kindness” Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster On Writing ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

Most people know the name Fred Rogers. Many children grew up watching the PBS host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968 – 2001 and remember feeling like he was talking directly to them. He related to them on their level. “He wanted children to find a positive way to deal with their negative emotions,” claimed Micah […]

 Jim

“Around The World In 94 Minutes” Chris Butler Talks ‘Missing Link’

“Around The World In 94 Minutes” Chris Butler Talks ‘Missing Link’

Chris Butler, writer, director, storyboard artist and animator is somewhat of a fixture at LAIKA Animation Studios in Portland, Oregon. LAIKA is known for both its technologically advanced stop motion animation including Kuba and The Two Strings (2016), Paranorman (2012), and Coraline (2009). Butler shares a screenwriting credit an all three of these films although […]

 Brock Swinson

“Put Your Protagonist Through Hell” Jason Keller Talks ‘Ford v Ferrari’

“Put Your Protagonist Through Hell” Jason Keller Talks ‘Ford v Ferrari’

While attending Regent College in London, Jason Keller started to fall in love with film. “That’s where I got the bug and realized it could be a profession. Prior to that, I was a writer, but secretly. It wasn’t something I pursued.” In London, Keller learned more and more about the complex world of screenwriting. […]

 Jim

“History Doesn’t Always Welcome The Truth” Scott Z. Burns Talks ‘The Report’

“History Doesn’t Always Welcome The Truth” Scott Z. Burns Talks ‘The Report’

Acclaimed Writer-Director-Producer hyphenate Scott Z. Burns is known for his work on Side Effects (2013), The Informant (2009), Contagion (2011), and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). This year, he has written Laundromat and The Report. He has also secured a writing credit on the next Bond film, No Time To Die, due for release next year. […]