Life of the Mind: An Interview with Screenwriter Cliff Dorfman

Cliff DorfmanCliff Dorfman

A bit player since 1993, Cliff Dorfman was instantly drawn to the movie business. “I started out scamming my way into whatever premieres were happening in NYC however I could,” he said. “I just wanted to be around it and…  Read more


The Women of SXSW: Wedlock Creator and Actress Jennifer Lafleur


Following “The Women of Sundance” article in our print and online additions, Danielle Lurie continues her coverage of female filmmakers with a series of pieces highlighting women directors at SXSW. In this email interview, she talks with Jennifer LaFleur, director…  Read more


Michelangelo Antonioni on the Utility of Mystery


Michelangelo Antonioni’s work is known for, in addition to many other things, a certain open-endedness in its exploration of theme and narrative. But, you may be surprised to learn that the writer/director could be a bit more on-the-nose in his…  Read more


“It’s Better to Be Somebody Negative than Nobody”: Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan on Walter White

Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston on the set of Breaking BadVince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston on the set of Breaking Bad

The following interview of Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap: 21 Navigational Tips for Screenwriters to Create and Sustain a Hit TV Series by Neil Landau. It is exclusively excerpted here thanks…  Read more