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THE NIGHT BEFORE, a raunchy Christmas movie from Jonathan Levine

Christmas is about lights, trees, joy and family. Well... not when you’re in a Seth Rogen movie. Or is it? That’s the genius behind the R-rated Christmas movie called The Night Before. Written and directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), the film is about three friends who come together on Christ...

WRECKER, a road thriller from writer/director Micheal Bafaro

Wrecker is the story of two women who after getting lost on a road trip, they become the random target of a psychotic truck driver. Writer and director Micheal Bafaro always loved chase movies and had a particular soft spot for one of Steven Spielberg’s first films, Duel, the story of a commuter who is terrorized by a menacing tractor ...

TRUTH from writer/director James Vanderbilt

Truth is a film about one of the last major stories CBS news anchor Dan Rather reported on before he retired from a long career as a veteran journalist. In 2004, president George W. Bush was campaigning for re-election, and the news media was intrigued about his former days in the national guard. This is where a 60 Minutes team of ...

THAT SUGAR FILM, a sit down with writer/director Damon Gameau

We’ve all heard before how bad sugar is for the body, for kids and why we should cut it out, but you’ve never heard it quite like this. Australian TV personality Damon Gameau created a documentary about sugar that will have you throwing out every cup of low fat yogurt, healthy cereal and juice in your house. That’s right, That Sugar Film ...

Writer/director Colin Trevorrow on JURASSIC WORLD

Soon after making the little movie that everyone loved — Safety Not Guaranteed — writer/director Colin Trevorrow was approached by producer Frank Marshall to talk about a “little dinosaur movie.” The move was not little and neither were the dinosaurs. Marshall wanted Trevorrow to try his hand at re-writing Jurassic World, the fourth ...

Writer/director Andrew Bujalski on RESULTS

The world of crossfit has taken over the fitness scene, but what about bringing its competitive edge to the world of romantic comedies? Writer/director Andrew Bujalski thought the athletic atmosphere would be a great setting for a movie about love and life and people trying to get “results.” “I like a lot of those people, but they can ...

Screenwriters Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel on THE D TRAIN

How far would you go to change the reputation you had in high school? That’s the premise of the new indie comedy The D Train starring Jack Black and James Marsden. Writing partners Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel (Yes Man) wrote and directed the film after years of writing studio films. “You have to accomplish things in those kinds of ...

Writer/director Mike Binder on BLACK OR WHITE

Writer/director Mike Binder is a veteran Hollywood filmmaker with a credit list that includes Reign Over Me, The Upside of Anger and The Sex Monster, among others. His latest film, Black or White, is about a white man who fights for the custody of his biracial granddaughter. Binder found inspiration for the story from his own life experience...

Writer/director Kornél Mundruczó on WHITE GOD

White God is an independent Hungarian film about a girl who becomes separated from her pet dog when she’s forced to give him up. The dog – although captured by abusive owners --  sets out on a journey to be reunited with the girl. The film explores violence toward animals as well as a coming of age storyline for the young girl, played by ...

Writer/director Joe Swanberg on DRINKING BUDDIES

He doesn’t write a full script. He doesn’t write dialog. And he doesn’t care if it turns out exactly how it is on the page. Writer/director Joe Swanberg’s take on screenwriting will blow your mind. “I’m a pretty collaborative person,” says Swanberg. He finds mixing a documentary style of filmmaking with actors’ improv creates the ...

Interview with “Looper” Writer/Director Rian Johnson

“I wrote a three page script, the very basic premise of the script,” writer/director Rian Johnson says of the first time he came up with the idea to write the new action, sci-fi movie Looper. This film started as a short that was never produced and now stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Dreams can happen in Hollywood! After ...

Writer/director Leslye Headland on the indie comedy Bachelorette

If you hate the F-word, you don’t want to see Bachelorette. And you know what? The film’s writer and director doesn’t care. She wants to show you how women really talk when no one else is around. That’s the kind of artistic bravado that brought playwright Leslye Headland out of the theater and into Hollywood to write and direct her ...
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