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Interview With Writer Ken LaZebnik

In author interview, directors, essays, film, nonfiction, plays, TV, writing on May 31, 2014 at 11:37 am
Ken LaZebnik. Photo courtesy of the author.

Ken LaZebnik. Photo courtesy of the author.

An introduction to Ken LaZebnik, author of Hollywood Digs (Kelly’s Cove Press, 2014), a book of essays. LaZebnik writes for television, film, and the theater.  His work includes collaborating with Garrison Keillor on Robert Altman’s last film, A Prairie Home Companion, many years of writing for hour-long television dramas, and ten plays. LaZebnik wrote the film Thomas Kinkades Christmas Cottage, which featured Peter O’Toole and Marcia Gay Harden, and was directed by Michael Campus. For television, he has written on series as varied as Touched By An AngelArmy Wives, When Calls The HeartProvidence, and Star Trek: Enterprise.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview With Writer Peter Mehlman

In books, essays, film, humor, journalism, nonfiction, TV, writing on April 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Peter Mehlman. Photo courtesy of the author.

Peter Mehlman. Photo courtesy of the author.

An introduction to Peter Mehlman, author of Mandela Was Late: Odd things & essays from the Seinfeld writer who coined yada, yada, and made spongeworthy a compliment (The Sager Group, 2013). Mehlman is a multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominee, known for his work on the sitcom Seinfeld. He has won acclaim for his NPR commentaries and hilarious and poignant op-eds and personal essays in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Esquire. Host of the Webby-nominated YouTube series Narrow World of Sports, Mehlman grew up in Queens, New York, graduated from the University of Maryland, and now lives in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview With Writer Mark L Arywitz

In art, books, fiction, film, plays, writing on October 20, 2012 at 10:39 am
Mark L Arywitz

Mark L Arywitz. Photo by Caitlin Sanders.

An introduction to Mark L Arywitz, author of the novel The Legend of Little Great Grandfather (TheWriteDeal, 2012). Arywitz’s background in writing for the screen instilled in him that “it’s not only about good prose, I’m also going for a story that has some narrative drive.” His screenwriting credits include the feature film “Just Before Dawn,” the TV drama “Mozart’s Requiem,” and many commissioned screenplays, among them “Holier Than Thou.” Arywitz teaches in the Department of Film & Television in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The Legend of Little Great Grandfather is his debut novel, and the first in a trilogy in progress. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview With Writer & Filmmaker Mariano Bartolomeu

In directors, film, writing on January 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm

 

Mariano Bartolomeu

Mariano Bartolomeu. Photo by Marissa Bell Toffoli (2010).

An introduction to the Angolan filmmaker Mariano Bartolomeu. Originally from Angola’s capitol city, Luanda, Bartolomeu has lived in a handful of different countries and now resides in the United States. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and he is a Fulbright alumni. His short films have been selected and screened at a variety of international film festivals, and his documentary “The Sun Still Shines” (1995), made for French TV Channel La Sept-Arte, won Best Documentary and the Fipresci Award at the Milan International Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview With Writer & Filmmaker Matthew Gustafson

In directors, editors, film, writing on July 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Matthew Gustafson self-portrait (2008)

An introduction to writer and filmmaker Matthew Gustafson, who recently wrote, directed, and edited the short film Pull. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview With Writer Larry Doyle

In books, fiction, film, writing on July 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm
Larry Doyle

Larry Doyle. Photo by Marissa Bell Toffoli (2010).

An introduction to the author of Go Mutants! and I Love You, Beth CooperGo Mutants! (Ecco) is the latest novel from Larry Doyle, a former writer and producer for The Simpsons. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview With Writer & Filmmaker Robert Philipson

In books, film, poetry, writing on June 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm
Robert Philipson

Robert Philipson. Photo by Bob Fischer.

An introduction to the author of the poetry book Very Good-Looking Seeks Same. Read the full interview with Robert Philipson on Suite101.com. (First published on Suite101.com in June 2010.)

Interview With Writers & Indie Filmmakers Logan & Noah Miller

In books, directors, editors, film, memoir, nonfiction, writing on April 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Logan & Noah Miller

Logan & Noah Miller. Photo by Marissa Bell Toffoli (2010).

An introduction to the brothers who wrote the book Either You’re In Or You’re In the Way about writing, directing, editing, and starring in the independent film Touching Home. Read the full interview with Logan & Noah Miller on Suite101.com. (First published on Suite101.com in April 2010.) Read the rest of this entry »

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