TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 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 […]

 Jim

“When I Put My Time Into Something, I Want It To Be Wonderful, Not Just Comfortable” Michael Starrbury Talks ‘When They See Us’

“When I Put My Time Into Something, I Want It To Be Wonderful, Not Just Comfortable” Michael Starrbury Talks ‘When They See Us’

The story of the Central Park Five is a shameful indictment of our deliberately flawed criminal justice system. Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr., and Korey Wise were conveniently convicted of a brutal crime in 1989 they did not commit. We published their names for a reason. Hopefully, our doing so will […]

 Jim

“Worldbuilding Is Not Storytelling” Kira Snyder On ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

“Worldbuilding Is Not Storytelling” Kira Snyder On ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Kira Snyder is an Emmy and WGA award-winning screenwriter who has worked on The 100 (CW), Incursion (Starz) and Moonlight, the cult vampire hit for CBS. She is more recently known for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu). Kira cut her writing chops in the computer games design world, creating games for large companies including […]

 Jim

Emmy-Nominated TV Writer David Mandel Goes Wide On “VEEP”

Emmy-Nominated TV Writer David Mandel Goes Wide On “VEEP”

David Mandel wrote the final episode of the highly-acclaimed TV series VEEP. He is a storied screenwriter who boasts writing credits on popular TV comedy shows including Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. VEEP is a political satire that cuts close to the bone. It’s a fine line between comedy and reality. But VEEP […]