TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 Brock Swinson

“He Flew Too Close To The Sun” Kevin J. Hynes Talks ‘Heeled’ Podcast, ‘Dirty John’, and HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’

“He Flew Too Close To The Sun” Kevin J. Hynes Talks ‘Heeled’ Podcast, ‘Dirty John’, and HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’

In the 1990s, Kevin J. Hynes never considered a future in screenwriting. “I was a prosecutor and then later a criminal defense attorney,” recalled Hynes. By no coincidence, “Both of those jobs have to do with storytelling.” “Whether I was telling a story to a jury to get them to help me convict or defend […]

 Brock Swinson

“A Moving Motion Comic” Scott Zakarin on Writing Video Podcast ‘Ride Share’

“A Moving Motion Comic” Scott Zakarin on Writing Video Podcast ‘Ride Share’

Content creator, Scott Zakarin believes the video/audio hybrid podcast platform offers something for every audience. “My wife only listens to the audio and my kids wait until the video is up,” he said about his new podcast series, Ride Share. Writing the series with both types of audience experiences in mind poses a unique set of […]

 Jim

“Our Take On Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo'” Scott Beck & Bryan Woods Discuss ’50 States Of Fright’

“Our Take On Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo'” Scott Beck & Bryan Woods Discuss ’50 States Of Fright’

Iowa-born horror Beck and Woods duet is best known for its dialogue-averse film A Quiet Place which cemented their place in the horror walk of fame. This time around, they share their scares in Sam Raimi’s state-set horror anthology on Quibi with their turbine-centric three-part episode, Almost There. We caught up with them to discuss how they continue […]

 Jim

“The Good Place” Had A Good Ending

“The Good Place” Had A Good Ending

The Good Place is the affectionate metaphor for the heavenly utopia we go to after we die. The entry requirements are stringent based on your level of righteousness during your living years. It is all managed by architect Michael (Ted Danson) who ensured things ran without a hitch, a misdeed, or a rude word. The […]

 Brock Swinson

“Balance The Rush Of Shoplifting With The Consequences” Showrunner Sarah Goldfinger on Netflix’s ‘Trinkets’ & ‘CSI’

“Balance The Rush Of Shoplifting With The Consequences” Showrunner Sarah Goldfinger on Netflix’s ‘Trinkets’ & ‘CSI’

“Suddenly, the writing turned three-dimensional,” recalled Sarah Goldfinger, thinking about seeing her first play come to life during college. “Until that point, I had only written in prose, so seeing my words out loud, with people in seats, and actors memorizing my words, made me want to hear my words out loud more.” The summer […]