Interviews - Screenwriters


Screenwriter Eric Heisserer on Lights Out, The Rules of Horror and Collaborating with James Wan

Lights OutLights Out

Eric Heisserer bristles at the label of horror movie screenwriter. It’s understandable. While his produced credits include a Final Destination sequel and the remakes of The Thing and A Nightmare on Elm Street, Heisserer points out that he has authored…  Read more

By Jul 27, 2016

Les Cowboys Writer/Director Thomas Bidegain on Contemporary Westerns, His Journey to Directing, and the Importance of the “B-Book”

Les CowboysLes Cowboys

In theaters now from Cohen Media, Les Cowboys is the directorial debut of acclaimed French screenwriter Thomas Bidegain, best known in recent years for his collaborations with French director Jacques Audiard. (He has co-scripted all of Audiard’s films following The…  Read more

By Jul 5, 2016

Opening Doors: Jessica Jones Creator Melissa Rosenberg

Krysten Ritter in Jessica JonesKrysten Ritter in Jessica Jones

The more money involved in any industry, the more timid and conservative the financiers become about what they are willing to back. When deciding what to greenlight, they cling to outdated ideas of what audiences will want to watch, often…  Read more

By Jan 13, 2016

A Suburban Megachurch in John Hughes Territory: Stephen Cone on Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party

Joe Keery and Cole Doman in Henry Gamble's Birthday PartyJoe Keery and Cole Doman in Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

Simultaneously a rebellious yell against Christian authority and an appreciation for growing up with evangelical values, Stephen Cone’s Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party is neither religious condemnation nor agitprop. Its title character is a gay teenager celebrating his birthday with friends and family;…  Read more

By Jan 8, 2016

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