Had a blast chatting about my favorite thing (writing, obviously) with Aaron Tracy on his podcast To Live And Dialogue in LA. Check out all of his great interviews with writers, including: Billy Ray, Brian Koppelman, and many more.
I’m helping to announce the Black List 2017 along with this group of crazy talented people:
Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Ido Ostrowsky, Nora Grossman
Jordan Horowitz & Julia Hart
Kelly Marie Tran
Leslie Odom Jr.
Lil Rel Howery
Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Sterling K. Brown
The Duffer Brothers
Every two minutes from 9 AM to 11:32 AM PST, under the hashtag #BlackList2017, the Black List’s Twitter account (@theblcklst) will tweet a video of one of the presenters above announcing the title, author, and logline of one script featured on the thirteenth annual Black List.
The ordered list in its entirety will be available at 12 pm PT on Monday, December 11 at http://www.blcklst.com.
Do you like science? Do you like movies? You freakin’ nerd!
I’m calling on all my fellow nerds to checkout this panel I’m on at SXSW: The Science of Fiction hosted by Rick Loverd of the Science and Entertainment Exchange. Come see me, Clifford Johnson, and Samantha Corbin-Miller chat about the future of storytelling. Official panel description below.
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15
We are all living in the future. A future comprised of digital technology, electronic devices, advanced machinery, and gadgets for every possible need. In this tech-driven world where we’re all addicted to our pocket-sized supercomputers, what role does science play in storytelling? How does being in touch with the latest advancements keep your script ideas fresh? Is science relevant in fiction? In this hour-long discussion, we’ll explore these important questions and more with an expert panel featuring two science communicators and two esteemed writer-producers.
My friend and fellow writer Dre Ryan sent out this beautiful letter after the election, and it’s too good not to share. It’s a reminder that writers and artists have an important role going forward. We have a voice that can make this world a better place.
Hello Friends and colleagues,
I wanted to reach out in the aftermath of the assaultive, violating, repudiating result of the election and say I’m thinking of you, your families, your reactions and our shared experience as we begin to navigate this new reality.
I’ll be speaking on a writing panel with the kick-ass writers of STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, STAR TREK BEYOND, and EMPIRE (just to name a few from the pretty cool lineup). If you’re in Los Angeles, want to hear a bunch of writers gab about writing, and are looking for something to do this Friday, April 8th — check it out.
Watch out, I made another list. Honored to be on here with these talented screenwriters. Check out the full list.