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Emmy-Nominated TV Writer David Mandel Goes Wide On “VEEP”

Emmy-Nominated TV Writer David Mandel Goes Wide On “VEEP”

David Mandel wrote the final episode of the highly-acclaimed TV series VEEP. He is a storied screenwriter who boasts writing credits on popular TV comedy shows including Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. VEEP is a political satire that cuts close to the bone. It’s a fine line between comedy and reality. But VEEP […]

 Steve Kaplan

The Comic Hero’s Journey According To Steve Kaplan

The Comic Hero’s Journey According To Steve Kaplan

Funnyman Steve Kaplan is a comedy screenwriting instructor and script consultant. Not only does he know how to make people laugh, but also why people laugh. He uses the venerable texts of Vogler and Campbell as the basis of his own guide to comedy writing. In the beginning was the film, and the film was […]

 Brianne Hogan

“Unboxed Creatix” Beth Lapides Encourages Writers To Follow Their True Selves Despite The Setbacks

“Unboxed Creatix” Beth Lapides Encourages Writers To Follow Their True Selves Despite The Setbacks

Beth Lapides is a hallmark on the female comedy scene. She has graced our screens and stages as she continues to entertain audience across the world. Creative Screenwriting Magazine got up close and personal with Beth to chronicle her entertainment career. In doing so, she discusses finding who you are as a writer and how […]

 Brock Swinson

“TV Comedy Writing Isn’t A Backup Plan.” Comedy Chameleon Tim Doyle Discusses ‘The Kids Are Alright’

“TV Comedy Writing Isn’t A Backup Plan.” Comedy Chameleon Tim Doyle Discusses ‘The Kids Are Alright’

TV Comedy writer Tim Doyle grew up in Southern California in the 1970s and his story has now been formed into the new series, The Kids Are Alright. Doyle is also known for writing episodes of shows like Last Man Standing, Rules of Engagement, The Big Bang Theory, Grace Under Fire, Roseanne, and countless others. […]

 Jeff York

“Blockers” Runs Interference on its Comedy with Maudlin Moves

“Blockers” Runs Interference on its Comedy with Maudlin Moves

There is a moment in the new film “Blockers” where you can visualize what the comedy could have been if it wanted to be smarter. Spying mother Lisa (Leslie Mann) finds herself stuck under the hotel bed where her daughter Julie (Kathryn Newton) is about to loses her virginity to her boyfriend Austin (Graham Phillips). […]