Back to One, Episode 186: Eric Roberts

The actor Eric Roberts

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Eric Roberts will soon have more credits as an actor than anyone else who has ever lived anywhere in the world. An intensity matched only by raw talent on display in films like Star 80, The…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2022

“Someday We’re Going to be Shooting Through Coke Bottles Just to Get a Look That Isn’t Too Pristine”: DP Jeff Cronenweth on Being the Ricardos

Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos, shot by DP Jeff CronenwethJavier Bardem and Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos (Photo by Glen Wilson, copyright Amazon Content Services LLC)

According to their official credits, Being the Ricardos is the first time Aaron Sorkin has directed with Jeff Cronenweth behind the camera. Unofficially, that collaboration began a decade ago with a shot of an envelope. On the final day of…  Read more

By Jan 12, 2022

Newsletter of the Year: Why Screenwriters Should Read George Saunders’s A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading and Life

(Photo: Random House)

Each Friday I write an original Filmmaker newsletter, which is free to all. Always original and not archived on the site, they consist of various musings, thoughts, link recommendations and sometimes even early versions of pieces that appear later here.…  Read more

By Dec 30, 2021

Filmmaker‘s Top Ten New Posts of 2021

Lucifer showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich

If you’re not a daily visitor to Filmmaker, reading this piece, our annual “top ten,” will be a process of discovery as you can scan through the articles that received our highest traffic in 2021. But, increasingly, compiling this article…  Read more

By Dec 29, 2021

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