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What Is Your TV Show’s Superpower?

What Is Your TV Show’s Superpower?

Creative Screenwriting Magazine attended this year’s Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. Studios to discuss the current state of our industry. We attended a comprehensive panel discussion with some senior industry executives on the future of producing film and TV shows. The panel comprised of Agnes Chu (Disney+), Craig Erwich (Hulu), Vernon Sanders (Amazon Studios), Michel Wright (EPIX) and moderated by Chris […]

 Jeff York

Producers At Comic-Con State Their Intention Not To Stray Too Far Into The Unknown

Producers At Comic-Con State Their Intention Not To Stray Too Far Into The Unknown

At Comic-Con in San Diego two weeks ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) mapped out all of the projects in their “Phase 4” for the next few years. What was surprising was how much of what they’ve got planned is for the small screen. As part of what they’re calling Disney+ series, a host of […]

 Jeff York

“The Lion King” Remake Tells Its Familiar Tale with Technical Bravado

“The Lion King” Remake Tells Its Familiar Tale with Technical Bravado

How you react to the remake of The Lion King will likely depend upon your attitude towards Disney’s “reimagining’” of their classics library. Some will see their latest effort as little more than box office greed, a new way to ring up dollars off an established property. Others will view the studio more generously, tipping […]

 Jeff York

Pixar is Four-for-Four with “Toy Story 4”

Pixar is Four-for-Four with “Toy Story 4”

As if being one of the greatest trilogies in film history wasn’t enough for the Toy Story franchise, along comes a fourth feature that’s just as fun, witty, and incredibly moving as the first three. Hats off to Pixar (and parent company Disney) for being four-for-four with Toy Story 4. This new film is one […]

 Jeff York

What Makes for a Successful Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Cartoon?

What Makes for a Successful Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Cartoon?

The new live-action version of Dumbo made a respectable $45 million its opening weekend, but its 50% fresh score at RottenTomatoes.com helps explain why it didn’t do better. Most critics, like yours truly, praised its production values and the adorable CGI-created title character, but the other elements of director Tim Burton’s reimagining were mostly detrimental. […]