Brock Swinson

Marti Noxon on To the Bone

Marti Noxon on To the Bone

Marti Noxon on getting beneath the surface issues, writing based on your own life, and leaning into your idiosyncrasies.

 Brock Swinson

Art Holcomb on The Art of Preparation

Art Holcomb on The Art of Preparation

Art discusses his new book The Art of Preparation, exploring your premise, and the difference between plot line and emotional line.

 Brock Swinson

David Michôd on War Machine

David Michôd on War Machine

David Michôd discusses developing fiction from non-fiction, use of narration, and why you should treat your brain like an oven.

 Brock Swinson

Julian Rosefeldt on Manifesto

Julian Rosefeldt on Manifesto

Julian Rosefeldt discusses the inspiration behind Manifesto, characters as messengers of thought, and finding what is original in yourself.

 Brock Swinson

Amber Tamblyn on Paint It Black

Amber Tamblyn on Paint It Black

Amber Tamblyn discusses writing about grief, poetic language in film, and the importance of asking for advice.

 Brock Swinson

Misha Green on Underground

Misha Green on Underground

Misha Green discusses making your worst stories better, the importance of strong opinions, and the use of contemporary music in a period show.

 Brock Swinson

Chris Spain & Jon Zack on How to Be A Latin Lover

Chris Spain & Jon Zack on How to Be A Latin Lover

Chris Spain & Jon Zack on writing comedy, taking a joke to the next level, and gender-flipping.

 Brock Swinson

Paul Rust on Love

Paul Rust on Love

Paul Rust discusses taking an idea from pitch to finished show, how working with Judd Apatow literally opens doors, exploring character through location, and the importance of characters having an intelligence.

 Brock Swinson

Chris Morgan on The Fate of the Furious

Chris Morgan on The Fate of the Furious

Chris Morgan discusses The Fate of the Furious, the three things that limit action, and the heartbreak of losing franchise star, Paul Walker.

 Brock Swinson

Charlie McDowell on The Discovery

Charlie McDowell on The Discovery

Charlie McDowell on making exposition interesting, the importance of regret, writing for your actors, and news of an upcoming adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel Zero K.


Video Store

Joss Whedon on Screenwriting

MFA in Screenwriting