In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with independent filmmakers who used their entrepreneurial skillsets to make their horror films to topical coming of age stories, and advice on how to find the right idea person for your stories. Plus, a new column, “Where Genre Has No Limits,” shining a light on screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy.
INTERVIEW: Mood Swings Creator/Writer/Producer Crystal Hunt
Mood Swings creator/writer/producer shares her show’s journey, her acting background as a successful soap actress, and what she’s learned from her many years in the industry that has helped better serve her writing, producing, and as an overall leader on her TV show.
Where Genre Has No Limits: Spotlight on Screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy
In this new column, Script contributor Nanea Taylor shines the spotlight on screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy.
INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Take Out Girl Director/Co-Writer Hisonni Johnson
Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Take Out Girl director/co-writer Hisonni Johnson about his filmmaking journey starting out in Milwaukee, surrounded by a crack epidemic and gang violence, to picking up his first camera, moving to Los Angeles, and creating universal stories for people by the people.
Interview with Seance Writer/Director Simon Barrett
Seance writer/director Simon Barrett shares insight behind his love of the horror genre, how he broke into the business, working on the cult favorite film VHS, and his fascinating background as a private investigator.
Ask the Coach: How Can I Find an Idea Person for My Story?
Welcome back to “Ask the Coach.” As a writing coach, I answer questions from writers about how to make the work of writing happen, as well as tackling craft questions in my editorial capacity. In today’s article, I’m answering a question about finding an idea person.
INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Dementia: Part II Filmmakers Matt Mercer and Mike Testin
Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Dementia: Part II filmmakers Matt Mercer and Mike Testin. The filmmakers share their collaboration process and how they made their low-budget indie horror movie in five weeks.