Screenwriting as poetry

“As a schoolgirl, I thrilled at the power of poetry to exclude everything other than the poem itself, to let…

7 months ago

When Screenwriting meets Production

“When I’ve written prose or when I’ve written comics… it has no consequence.  It doesn’t matter if I have people…

7 months ago

Making Funny from Not Funny

“We don’t do this job because we had happy childhoods. And we click back in to our old survival mechanism,…

9 months ago

On being funny

The most important part of [humor] is not entertainment. Jokes are the pornography of humor. The most important part is:…

10 months ago

Tell Me What You Want

The LA Times has assembled all of the Disney “I Want” songs.  Enjoy. Which Disney character has the best ‘I…

11 months ago

Many Ideas

Ross: “Nintey-nine percent of what we do is just terrible and we throw it out.” Matt: “Even Spielberg has bad…

12 months ago

The Secret of Level 17

“I think the real indicator [of video games as art] will be when somebody confesses that they cried at Level…

12 months ago

So that’s how it works!

“Give me a good story and a phone, and I’ll make the deal. That, I guarantee, I can do.”                                                                                                                                                               …

1 year ago

Comedy as Self Defense

“She cried for six months and wrote it funny. By writing it funny, she won.” — Mike Nichols on Heartburn,…

1 year ago