Brock Swinson

“100 Percent Invested. 0 Percent Attached.” TV Writer Melanie Marnich On ‘Low Winter Sun,’ ‘The Big C,’ ‘The OA,’ & ‘The Affair’

“100 Percent Invested. 0 Percent Attached.” TV Writer Melanie Marnich On ‘Low Winter Sun,’ ‘The Big C,’ ‘The OA,’ & ‘The Affair’

As part of Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s ongoing interview series with top film and TV screenwriters, we spoke with Melanie Marnich to share her insights into what makes a great TV writer. It’s beyond the craft itself. It’s how a story resonates with you. As a TV writer, Melanie Marnich looks for projects that ask questions […]

 Brock Swinson

“I Want To Be Moved By Your Writing.” TV writer Latoya Morgan On ‘Shameless,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Into the Badlands,’ & ‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’

“I Want To Be Moved By Your Writing.” TV writer Latoya Morgan On ‘Shameless,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Into the Badlands,’ & ‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’

Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with powerhouse TV writer Latoya Morgan about her TV writing career which has culminated to her current overall deal with AMC network. She shares her thoughts on how screenwriters should experience their lives to the fullest in order to have stories to write. “I think a successful television writer is someone […]

 Brock Swinson

Jes Bickhart On TV Streaming, Tent-Pole Franchises, & Screenwriting Opportunities In Filmmaking

Jes Bickhart On TV Streaming, Tent-Pole Franchises, & Screenwriting Opportunities In Filmmaking

In our continuing efforts to bring screenwriters current film and TV industry intelligence, Creative Screenwriting got up close and personal with film & TV producer Jes Bickhart to discuss the state of our industry and how screenwriters can best mine the opportunities it.  “I think it’s a really fun time to be in Hollywood. There’s […]

 Brock Swinson

“Intimacy Can Save You.” Screenwriter-Producer Alyson Feltes On Hit Netflix TV Show ‘Ozark.’

“Intimacy Can Save You.” Screenwriter-Producer Alyson Feltes On Hit Netflix TV Show ‘Ozark.’

Alyson Feltes, writer on Netflix TV hit Ozark, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, spoke to Creative Screenwriting Magazine about her experience on the show. “I would disagree that Ozark is a drug story,” said screenwriter Alyson Feltes. “I feel that it’s a story about the Byrd family trying desperately to stay together – how […]

 Erik Bork

What Is The Biggest Mistake Screenwriters Make? Erik Bork Solves The ‘PROBLEM.’

What Is The Biggest Mistake Screenwriters Make? Erik Bork Solves The ‘PROBLEM.’

Emmy award winning screenwriter Erik Bork ponders this question. The biggest mistake writers make isn’t necessarily in the quality of the writing. Erik believes the answer is much simpler. This single piece of advice could sharply accelerate your career trajectory. To me, there’s no question. It’s in the choice of ideas for projects to write. We […]