‘This Is For The Writers!’ A Conversation with Diablo Cody

Diablo Cody is the multi-talented writer, producer and director who landed firmly in Hollywood with her Oscar-winning screenplay Juno in 2008.  As she stepped atop the stage at the Kodak Theater to accept her golden Oscar statuette from Harrison Ford, she first proclaimed, “This is for the writers!” If that statement tells you anything about […]


‘Boyhood’ Producer John Sloss on a Possible Sequel, How to Release Films Yourself and the Scene Heading Into Cannes

John Sloss is an entertainment lawyer and film sales agent, who has executive produced over 50 films including the Academy Award-winning The Fog of War and Boys Don’t Cry.   John Sloss (by Dustin Cohen)   Check out the full Hollywood Reporter article by Tatiana Siegel  in which John Sloss discusses a possible Boyhood sequel, the new […]


13 Ways to Keep Smart Movie Fans Happy by Indiewire’s Anne Thompson

In January at the Art House Convergence Conference in Utah, Indiewire‘s Anne Thompson offered the following tips to a roomful of independent theater owners. Anne Thompson is Indiewire‘s editor-at-large and founder of the blog Thompson on Hollywood.   Indiewire (2015)   Anne says, “1. Know Your Audience Our 500 or so Sneak Preview subscribers are your […]

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Interview with 2015 Cordelia Award Winner: Kitty Percy

Best Screenplay from the UK   Butter Side Up When a hopelessly unlucky smalltime criminal kidnaps a celebrity by mistake, he finds his luck starting to change in unexpected ways.   The dialogue in Butter Side Up is fantastically witty and comedic. What was your process in crafting the dialogue in such an authentic way? […]

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Interview with 2015 International Award Winner: Leonardo Noboru de Lima

Best Screenplay from outside the US, UK and Canada     George!     An unhappy family man faces another level of his mundane existence when he wakes up to find himself inhabiting a sitcom version of his life.     George! is a unique and captivating story filled with both drama and laughter (literally). […]