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New Year’s Resolution: Out of the Hospital and Back to Work

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Joseph Riedel is an aspiring screenwriter who’s transforming his cancer treatment into comic material. He’s currently recovering from surgery and working on a web series.

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Kingdom of Oscar

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I’m rooting for one of my favorite films of last year, “Moonrise Kingdom,” to get the best screenplay Oscar.

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Studio 360

Vince Gilligan on Breaking Bad

Friday, July 01, 2011

"I am amazed that this show is on the air — constantly amazed — because on paper this show shouldn't work," Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told Kurt Andersen. It's no wonder he feels that way. Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White...

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Studio 360

Treme

Friday, April 16, 2010

Following his acclaimed series, "The Wire," TV writer David Simon returns to HBO with "Treme," a show about New Orleanians rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Katrina. Simon and his co-creator Eric Overmyer tell Kurt that even with their close attention to ...

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Elementary, Dr. House

Friday, December 25, 2009

For six seasons, "House, M.D." has been diagnosing patients with the same reason, deduction, and flair that Holmes relied upon to solve crimes. And that's no accident. The show's creator David Shore tells Kurt that his series was originally conceived as a police procedural in a ...

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Diablo Cody

Friday, September 18, 2009

In the new movie "Jennifer's Body" a demonic high school cheerleader devours her male classmates. It's a horror movie with a comedic post-feminist twist. Its screenwriter, Diablo Cody, won an Oscar for 2007's "Juno," but she says this horror project was her dream script. ...

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Jon Robin Baitz

Friday, June 06, 2008

There's an old story about a promising young playwright who gets lured out to Hollywood to write for the big screen. Jon Robin Baitz says his version has a happy ending. The acclaimed young playwright returned to his hometown of L.A. a few years ago to ...

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Strikers Phone it In

Friday, February 01, 2008

As the Writers Guild of America enters the fourth month of its strike, Kurt checks in with union members in Hollywood and New York. If “pencils down” means pencils down, just what exactly are they doing with their time? We find out from David Milch,

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John Ridley on Spies

Saturday, July 27, 2002

Kurt Andersen and screenwriter and novelist John Ridley look at spies in our art and culture. Ridley is also a playwright, and comedian. He wrote the screenplay for this summer's hit film, Undercover Brother, and wrote the story for the 1999 movie, Three Kings. His fourth novel, entitled A Conversation ...

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Studio 360

Shaken, Not Stirred

Saturday, July 27, 2002

What makes a spy movie great? Bruce Feirstein, who has written three James Bond movies, joins Kurt Andrersen and John Ridley in Studio 360, and reveals the ingredients.

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Studio 360

Books to Movies

Saturday, June 23, 2001

Kurt Andersen talks with screenwriter Stephen Schiff about the alchemy of adapting novels for the movies.

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