TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 Brock Swinson

Brett Johnson And Michael Tolkin Talk “Escape At Dannemora”

Brett Johnson And Michael Tolkin Talk “Escape At Dannemora”

Escape At Dannemora could have been a typical docu-drama prison escape mini-series based on a true story. Screenwriters Brett Johnson, who boasts writing credits on Mad Men and Castle, and Michael Tolkin who wrote Deep Impact and The Player, took great care to craft a considered, prestige drama about deeply flawed characters searching for happiness. The […]

 Jim

“Goofy Cult Comedy Grounded In Silliness” Stefani Robinson On ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ & ‘Atlanta’

“Goofy Cult Comedy Grounded In Silliness” Stefani Robinson On ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ & ‘Atlanta’

Writer/ Producer Stefani Robinson is best known for her TV comedy work on shows like Man Seeking Woman, Atlanta, and her latest TV show What We Do In The Shadows. Her work on Atlanta garnered her a slew of awards for TV writing. She spoke with Creative Screenwriting Magazine about writing kooky, offbeat TV comedy. On joining the […]

 Brock Swinson

“Santa Clarita Diet” Creator Victor Fresco Talks Tone, Comedy, & Zombie Wives

“Santa Clarita Diet” Creator Victor Fresco Talks Tone, Comedy, & Zombie Wives

Santa Clarita Diet brought smiling realtor couple Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant) Hammond together on the screen again. But they are no ordinary husband and wife realtor team. They have challenges and added new meaning to the matrimonial vow “till death do us part.” Although the items on the diet may not cater […]

 Jim

“The Story Is Not True, But The Feelings Are” TV Writer Liz Feldman On ‘Dead To Me’

“The Story Is Not True, But The Feelings Are” TV Writer Liz Feldman On ‘Dead To Me’

Known for her TV writing work on 2 Broke Girls and One Big Happy, Liz Feldman was ready to create her own TV show. She started developing story ideas based on her life experiences and what mattered most. Although death is very much a part of Dead To Me, her TV show is really about grief, […]

 Jim

“I Use The Pain Of My Past And The Joy Of My Present To Write” Says ‘State Of Affairs’ & ‘The Blacklist’ Writer Michael Perri

“I Use The Pain Of My Past And The Joy Of My Present To Write” Says ‘State Of Affairs’ & ‘The Blacklist’ Writer Michael Perri

Michael Perri grew up in Chicago’s foster care system. After college, Perri began his career in cryptology, eventually becoming a clandestine cyber-intelligence operative and consultant, working undercover in the intelligence community. His clients included the NSA, US Joint Strike Fighter Program, Lockheed Martin, and Halliburton. Following the untimely death of his adoptive parents, Perri decided to […]