Brock Swinson

“Expanding the Definition of Blackness in America” Kenya Barris on Black-ish & Netflix’s #BlackAF

“Expanding the Definition of Blackness in America” Kenya Barris on Black-ish & Netflix’s #BlackAF

Kenya Barris jokes that he only started writing screenplays because he was a kid with asthma. But in reality, storytelling found Barris because of his love of reading. “The stories and the places writing allowed me to go were so much different than the place I was boxed into. Reading is magic. Being able to […]

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“It’s Not Magic, It’s Logic” Say Josh Pate & Shannon Burke, Creators Of ‘Outer Banks’

“It’s Not Magic, It’s Logic” Say Josh Pate & Shannon Burke, Creators Of ‘Outer Banks’

Shannon Burke is the author several novels including Safelight, Black Flies, and Into the Savage Country. Recently, he decided to partner with his screenwriting friends, brothers Jonas and Josh Pate to work on a coming-of-age, action-adventure story for Netflix. “I kept writing my novels, but simultaneously, I would work on this parallel screenwriting career,” said Burke. […]

 Brock Swinson

“Creative Freedom Through Structure” Anna Winger on Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’

“Creative Freedom Through Structure” Anna Winger on Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’

Anna Winger has done a little bit of everything. She got her start in photography, where she did some commercial work and some documentary work, but across the board, if you have to summarize her career, she’s a storyteller at heart. “It happened by chance that I became a screenwriter,” she confessed. Previously, she traveled […]

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“Stories that Remain in You” Gideon Raff on ‘Homeland’, ‘The Spy’, & ‘Prisoners of War’

“Stories that Remain in You” Gideon Raff on ‘Homeland’, ‘The Spy’, & ‘Prisoners of War’

“Like many screenwriters, I have thousands of notebooks. Some of them I don’t even look back to, but they feed future ideas and themes you’re dealing with,” said screenwriter/director Gideon Raff. “When I start a project, I have a world of ideas that won’t fit into a two-hour or a four-hour story, but they’re intruding […]

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How Has Video Streaming Affected Television Content

How Has Video Streaming Affected Television Content

The boom of streaming TV, both for both live and on-demand television viewing, has brought with it a particular set of challenges and unexpected surprises. Viewers can now enjoy their favorite shows and movies when they want, how they want, where they want, and on whatever screen size they want. We’re suffering from “too many […]

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