TV Interviews

screenwriting for TV and streaming series

 Jason Nawara

Greg Grabianski: Beavis and Butthead to Scary Movie

Greg Grabianski: Beavis and Butthead to Scary Movie

Greg Grabianski tells us how he got started and how he keeps his inner screwball kid happy.

By Jason Nawara. Over the last twenty years, Greg Grabianski has invaded our minds subtly and not so subtly from a grinning Batboy on the cover of the Weekly World News, to the classic Cracked magazine in all of its satirical glory, to Beavis and Butthead and Scary Movie. Now, Greg is chasing the fun […]

 Ramona Zacharias

From Star Trek to Sleepy Hollow

From Star Trek to Sleepy Hollow

Alex Kurtzman looks for the Lego click.

by Ramona Zacharias. At a mere 40 years of age, Alex Kurtzman is a powerful creative force in Hollywood. In the last seven years alone, he and longtime writing/producing partner Roberto Orci have brought us the Transformers and Star Trek films, not to mention small-screen successes such as Fringe and Hawaii Five-O. In 2011, Forbes […]

 Scott Essman

Dracula Revivified

Dracula Revivified

Cole Haddon: A Screenwriter Reinvents Dracula.

By Scott Essman and Osahon Irabor. For the entire history of both film and television, there have been numerous visual adaptations of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula. From 1922’s Nosferatu, the F.W. Murnau silent, to 1931’s Dracula, the Universal classic, the early history of film was ridden with Dracula interpretations. Over the succeeding decades, Hammer […]

 Daniel H. Mintz

Inspired By True Events: The Goldbergs

Inspired By True Events: The Goldbergs

Adam F. Goldberg on creating The Goldbergs, from truth to fiction.

By Daniel H. Mintz One of the funniest new sitcoms on television takes the concept of “inspired by true events” to the next level. That’s because The Goldbergs, which airs Tuesday nights at 9 on ABC, is derived entirely from show creator Adam F. Goldberg’s own nutty family, and his childhood growing up in the […]

 Melissa Maroff

Gavin Polone, the Un-Hollywood Producer

Gavin Polone, the Un-Hollywood Producer

Controversial producer Gavin Polone tells us what he really thinks.

by Melissa Maroff According to producer/director Gavin Polone, the success of Duck Dynasty and the backwoods TV phenomenon is “a cry for something that doesn’t seem like everything else.” “People are tired of unoriginal characters; nobody on regular TV is like the cast of Duck Dynasty or the Alaskan fishermen,” says Polone, “which ultimately leads […]