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 […]

August 7, 2017

Interview: John Chernin & Dave Chernin (THE MICK)

Brothers John and Dave Chernin started their television careers as writers for the hit comedy IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA (FXX). The duo co-wrote 10 episodes while on the ALWAYS SUNNY writing staff, and departed after six seasons with the show in order to spearhead their own creative project, THE MICK (FOX). THE MICK, which […]

July 31, 2017

Interview: Julie Rudd (FUN MOM DINNER)

With her first screenplay, Julie Rudd delivered a joyfully funny script that puts #MomLife front and center. In it, four moms whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless night out. What begins as a disaster, becomes an unforgettable night thanks to a combination of alcohol, karaoke […]

July 25, 2017

PODCAST: Horror & Suspense Screenwriter’s Panel w/ Ted Tally, Chris Sparling, Ingrid Jungermann & Jeremy Saulnier

The Lower East Side Film Festival & The Writer’s Guild of America East hosted a Horror & Suspense Screenwriter’s Panel at the 2016 Lower East Side Film Festival. The esteemed panel included Academy Award winning screenwriter Ted Tally (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE JUROR), Writer/Director Chris Sparling (ATM, MERCY), Writer/Director/Actress Ingrid Jungermann (WOMEN WHO […]

July 12, 2017

OnWriting: Brian Knappenberger on Net Neutrality

Watch the first clip from the OnWriting interview with Brian Knappenberger, Writer/Director of NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS​ (Netflix). In this clip, Brian discusses the importance of net neutrality, a topic of major importance to content creators. NOBODY SPEAK looks at how the trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy […]