Marti Noxon on getting beneath the surface issues, writing based on your own life, and leaning into your idiosyncrasies.
Art discusses his new book The Art of Preparation, exploring your premise, and the difference between plot line and emotional line.
David Michôd discusses developing fiction from non-fiction, use of narration, and why you should treat your brain like an oven.
Julian Rosefeldt discusses the inspiration behind Manifesto, characters as messengers of thought, and finding what is original in yourself.
Amber Tamblyn discusses writing about grief, poetic language in film, and the importance of asking for advice.
Misha Green discusses making your worst stories better, the importance of strong opinions, and the use of contemporary music in a period show.
Chris Spain & Jon Zack on writing comedy, taking a joke to the next level, and gender-flipping.
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.
Chris Morgan discusses The Fate of the Furious, the three things that limit action, and the heartbreak of losing franchise star, Paul Walker.
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.