January 16, 2018

Interview: Caytha Jentis (THE OTHER F WORD)

THE OTHER F WORD (Amazon Video Direct) follows the coming-of-age adventures of a forty-something year-old mom who moves to New York City to live with her sister after her husband impulsively runs away with the Peace Corps and her youngest kid goes off to college. Now in its second season, THE OTHER F WORD is […]

November 13, 2017

Interview: Richard Linklater & Darryl Ponicsan (LAST FLAG FLYING)

OnWriting spoke with Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan – co-writers of LAST FLAG FLYING – about their collaboration process, war’s impact on culture, and much more.

October 30, 2017

Essay: Ian Olympio on Produced By: New York 2017

Made in NY Writers Room fellow Ian Olympio reflects on his experience attending the Produced By: New York 2017 conference.

October 12, 2017

Essay: Alexis Fedor on The Writer’s Profit Plan

By Alexis Fedor  I arrived in NYC at age 24 to attend grad school at NYU’s Gallatin School to study Cross-Cultural Dance and Theater with a focus on the Classical Indian performance styles of Bharatanatyam and Kathakali. Sitting in my first seminar titled “Performances of Magnitude” taught by the infamous Richard Schechner, I became acutely aware […]

October 4, 2017

Interview: Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani (THE BIG SICK)

THE BIG SICK (Amazon Studios) is a romantic-comedy based on the real-life courtship between the film’s co-screenwriters, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. The film follows Kumail (Nanjiani), a Pakistan-born aspiring comedian, who hooks up with Emily (Zoe Kazan), a grad student who heckled him during one of his standup sets. A one-night stand blossoms […]