Interviews - Screenwriters


Risk On: Chloe Domont on Fair Play

Phoebe Dynevor as Emily in Fair PlayPhoebe Dynevor in Fair Play (Photo by Sergej Radovic, courtesy of Netflix)

With credits on high-profile TV series like Suits, Star Trek: Discovery and Billions, writer-director Chloe Domont had experiences in the entertainment industry where she felt like she had to adapt to the boys club. Those experiences, as well as the…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2023

“It’s Disturbing to Me How Relevant They Are”: Gregg Araki on New Restorations and His Teen Apocalypse Trilogy


In the late 1980s, Gregg Araki began making movies. He made films on a shoestring budget with a do-it-yourself mindset–not due to any kind of loyalty to the auteur theory, but the constraints of what he had at his disposal.…  Read more

By Sep 13, 2023

“If We’re All Gonna Die…Then Why Wouldn’t You Take a Risk as an Artist?” Onur Tukel (Back To One, Episode 265)

Onur Tukel is a boldly independent writer-director-actor who, for more than a decade, has been making cutting edge comedies in New York City that sometimes land in the horror category, sometimes social satire, are often absurd, mostly hilarious and always…  Read more

By Aug 29, 2023

Punching Down: Emma Seligman on Bottoms

Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott in Bottoms (Photo by Patti Perret)Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott in Bottoms(Photo by Patti Perret)

The following interview was published in Filmmaker‘s Summer 2023 issue and is being reposted today as Bottoms arrives in theaters via Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Bottoms, the sophomore feature from Shiva Baby writer-director Emma Seligman, takes the concept of blood and guts in…  Read more

By Aug 25, 2023

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