In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with televisions top showrunners and creatives like Jason Katims (“As We See It”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), and Isabel Sandoval (“Under the Banner of Heaven”). Plus, former Script editor Jeanne V. Bowerman’s popular column “Balls of Steel” returns with how to find reputable screenwriting contests.
Film Review: The Toxic Masculinity Pictured in Men Provides a Crucial Insight into the Everyday Traumas Women Face - It’s Just Hard to Find
Men is harrowing suspense that has a message. On the edge of your seat for sure but the message part that Alex Garland is trying to convey is much more elusive.
A Head Full of Ideas: An Interview with “The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder” Director and EP Mike Caron
Director Mike Caron shares with Script his collaborative relationship with showrunner Christopher Nowak, navigating creative logistics mixing live-action and animation, directing and collaborating with young actors, and cultivating a safe and trustworthy atmosphere on his sets.
The Sky's the Limit: A Review of Top Gun: Maverick
What makes Top Gun: Maverick as good as, if not better, than the original is that it contains the successful elements of the first film, but they’re squared. It’s a heady blend of male eye candy, romance, humor, emotional peaks and valleys, and thrilling jet maneuvers.
The Importance of Tonal Consistency and Character Arcs: An Interview with “The Morning Show” Showrunner and Executive Producer Kerry Ehrin
Kerry Ehrin, the prolific award-winning writer who has in the last few years served both as showrunner and executive producer on “The Morning Show” shares with Script how she and her writer's room approached character arcs and tone in season two, putting her writer's room together, her writing journey and so much more!
Interview with Love and Baseball Writer-Director Steve Acevedo
Steve Acevedo shares how the play of the same name written by Jerry Montoya came to his attention, the adaptation and collaborative process with fellow screenwriters Tate Hanyok and Joe Boothe, his personal connection to the material, and his filmmaking journey as a multi-hyphenate filmmaker.
Indie Spotlight: An Interview with SXSW Special Jury Award Winning Short Film The Voice Actress Writer-Director Anna J. Takayama
The Voice Actress writer-director Anna J. Takayama shares with Script her personal connection to the story and world, the passion behind bringing this story to life as a beautiful homage to her mother who is a master of her craft, the attention to detail that she poignantly crafted, and her filmmaking journey.
Zero Contact Beyond the Pandemic to Artistic Heights
Zero Contact director Rick Dugdale speaks with Script contributor Paula Landry about his experience making this film, which is a follow-up conversation she previously had (when the film was launching as an NFT) with Cameron Chell, co-founder of Vuele, the NFT platform.
Return of Balls of Steel™: How to Find a Reputable Screenwriting Contest
Before I knew better, I entered every contest I stumbled upon. But like every great lesson in life, you learn from your mistakes. How do you find a reputable screenwriting contest?
Creating Space for Neurodiversity On Screen with “As We See It” Creator Jason Katims
“As We See It” creator, writer and showrunner Jason Katims shares with Script about his personal connection to the shows subject matter, his commitment to telling neurodiverse stories authentically and his writing journey working on character driven shows.
Sins and Sensuality: An Interview with “Under the Banner of Heaven” Director Isabel Sandoval
Series lead Andrew Garfield only had 30 minutes to prepare for one of the most emotionally devastating scenes in “Under the Banner of Heaven.”