TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 Brock Swinson

“Generate Character, Not Plot” Showrunner Aron Eli Coleite On ‘Daybreak’

“Generate Character, Not Plot” Showrunner Aron Eli Coleite On ‘Daybreak’

Aron Eli Coleite describes himself as a “classic nerd.” Since the age of 11, he’s been going to the comic book store each week when new issues come out, and he grew up digesting comics, film, and television. “I knew it was what I wanted to do. My parents did a good job raising me […]

 Jim

“Once People Decide Who They Are, They’re Impossible To Change” Thomas Schnauz Talks ‘Better Call Saul’

“Once People Decide Who They Are, They’re Impossible To Change” Thomas Schnauz Talks ‘Better Call Saul’

Known for writing AMC’s TV hit Breaking Bad, WGA award-winning TV writer Thomas Schnauz was poised to write on the spinoff series Better Call Saul. The show focuses on the eponymous Saul Goodman and his rise from a bumbling student trying to get into law school. Thomas spoke with Creative Screenwriting Magazine about the process of […]

 Jim

“All Good Comedy Has One Foot Grounded In Reality” Timothy Greenberg Talks ‘Living With Yourself’

“All Good Comedy Has One Foot Grounded In Reality” Timothy Greenberg Talks ‘Living With Yourself’

Body sharing and split personality films and TV shows have been around for many years. Here’s a new spin on this premise. What if the “New You” was at odds with the “Old You?” Television writer Timothy Greenberg has done just that in his new Netflix comedy TV series called Living With Yourself. He sat […]

 Brock Swinson

“We Wanted To Tell A Great Story With A Powerful Theme” Susannah Grant On Adapting ‘Unbelievable’

“We Wanted To Tell A Great Story With A Powerful Theme” Susannah Grant On Adapting ‘Unbelievable’

Few TV shows have shocked and awed viewers like Netflix’s Unbelievable this year. Told from the perspective of Marie Adler, who was often not believed after reporting her rape by both law enforcement and her close associates, the time is ripe to remind audiences to believe rape victims when they finally summon the courage to […]

 Brock Swinson

“A Sketch Is A Firework, But A TV Show Has A Longer Life” Screenwriter Emily Altman Talks ‘Big Mouth’, ‘Inside Amy Schumer’, & ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

“A Sketch Is A Firework, But A TV Show Has A Longer Life” Screenwriter Emily Altman Talks ‘Big Mouth’, ‘Inside Amy Schumer’, & ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Some viewers will describe Netflix’s Big Mouth as mean-spirited or Frat-house-like, but the edgy, adult cartoon series also focuses on empathy, compassion, and vulnerability of its characters. The series, which was created by Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll, and Jennifer Flackett, can be described as, “Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors […]

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