Screenwriting as poetry

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

4 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…

5 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,…

7 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:…

8 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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.”                                                                                                                                                               …

10 months ago

Comedy as Self Defense

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

11 months ago