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Episode 337: ‘Maine’ Writer-Director Matthew Brown

Episode 337: ‘Maine’ Writer-Director Matthew Brown

Writer-director Matthew Brown, whose credits include “In the Treetops” and “Elk Garden,” joins Sean Tuohy on the show to discuss his latest film “Maine.”

Episode 329: 'Song of Back and Neck' Writer and Director Paul Lieberstein

Episode 329: 'Song of Back and Neck' Writer and Director Paul Lieberstein

Paul Lieberstein talks to Sean Tuohy about his new independent film “Song of Back and Neck,” which is available Dec. 4 on digital and on demand from The Orchard Films.

Episode 317: Director and Producer Scott Mann

Episode 317: Director and Producer Scott Mann

Director and producer Scott Mann talks to Caitlin Malcuit about his new film “Final Score,” collaborating with Dave Bautista, and how a one-eyed chicken story helped land Pierce Brosnan.

Episode 273: I Kill Giants Author and Screenwriter Joe Kelly

Episode 273: I Kill Giants Author and Screenwriter Joe Kelly

In Part 2 of our double feature celebrating Film Freaks Forever!, author and screenwriter Joe Kelly talks to Sean Tuohy about developing his graphic novel I Kill Giants for the silver screen.

A Conversation With Author Kayla Rae Whitaker and Filmmaker Nick Kreiss

A Conversation With Author Kayla Rae Whitaker and Filmmaker Nick Kreiss

Kayla Rae Whitaker, author of The Animators, and Nick Kreiss, writer/director of “Little Bitches,” chatted recently about their creative process, what inspired their respective debuts, and what they’re currently reading.

Episode 256: Author and Screenwriter Drew Yanno

Episode 256: Author and Screenwriter Drew Yanno

Author and screenwriter Drew Yanno talks to Sean Tuohy about how his law background helped his fiction writing, how entering a screenplay contest propelled him into the movie business, and what inspired his novel The Smart One.

Episode 241: ‘Served Like A Girl’ Director Lysa Heslov

Episode 241: ‘Served Like A Girl’ Director Lysa Heslov

Lysa Heslov, director of “Served Like A Girl,” talks to Sean Tuohy about how she changed as a person and filmmaker while making the documentary, the unbreakable bond she formed with the female veterans, and her next equally complex and emotional project.

Episode 237: ‘Almost Friends’ Writer and Director Jake Goldberger

Screenwriter and director Jake Goldberger, whose credits include “Almost Friends,” “Life of a King,” and “Don McKay,” talks to Sean Tuohy about his writing and directing style, learning to work with actors, and his upcoming project with one of our favorite directors, Lexi Alexander.

To learn more about Jake Goldberger, visit his IMDB page. Also watch the trailer for “Almost Friends."

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Episode 236: Garden of the Lost and Abandoned Author Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and author of Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves, talks to Daniel Ford about how her filmmaking background influenced her writing, her immersive research process, and the rare trust she developed with her subject, Gladys Kalibbala.

There’s a cumulative power in taking small steps forward.
— Jessica Yu

To learn more about Jessica Yu, visit her official Facebook page. Also watch the book's trailer! 

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Episode 209: Screenwriter Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon—whose credits include “The Hurricane,” "Wyatt Earp,” and “Highway to Heaven,” talks to Caitlin Malcuit about his writing process, his disappointment with the superhero movie market, and his upcoming projects.

To learn more about Dan Gordon, visit his IMDB page.
The industry isn’t a social welfare office, it’s a business.
— Dan Gordon

Episode 200: For the 200th Time…

Episode two hundo! Yes, we’re just as surprised as you are. To celebrate our 200th episode, Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford compiled their favorite clips from the last couple of years. It features authors, screenwriters, actors, directors, comedians, feminists, and journalists.

Share your favorite Writer’s Bone interview by commenting below, tweeting us @WritersBone, or by dropping a line on our Facebook page.

Thank you for listening, we truly appreciate it. Now, for the 200th time, keep writing, everyone!   

Episode 184: Screenwriter William C. Martell

Hollywood screenwriter William C. Martell talks to Sean Tuohy about how he broke into the movie business, his screenwriting process, and how he deals with rejection and changes to his scripts.

What’s on your laptop screen is never going to be what’s on the cinema screen.
— William C. Martell

To learn more about William C. Martell, check out his official website or follow him on Twitter@wcmartell. Also read Sean’s first interview with the screenwriter.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website  for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Episode 181: ‘Grey Lady’ Writer and Director John Shea

Today’s guest is actor, writer, and director John Shea. The versatile filmmaker talks to Daniel Ford about his new movie “Grey Lady.”

In addition to talking about the odyssey he persevered through in order to make “Grey Lady,” Shea discusses what led him to acting and filmmaking and why “writers are the bravest of all the film and theater artists.”

John Shea on the set of 'Grey Lady' with Eric Dane
It takes some insane amount of passion, belief, stubbornness, determination, and lifeblood to keep a film alive.
— John Shea

"Grey Lady" stars Eric Danes, Amy Madigan, Natalie Zea, and Adrian Lester. The film premieres April 28 in select theaters across the country. 

To learn more about John Shea and Grey Lady, like the film’s Facebook page or follow him on Twitter @JohnVictorShea

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website  for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Episode 173: ‘Lavender’ Screenwriter and Director Ed Gass-Donnelly

Screenwriter and filmmaker Ed Gass-Donnelly—whose credits include “Beautiful City,” “Small Town Murder Songs,” and the recently released “Lavender”—talks to Sean Tuohy about his directing style, how “Lavender” evolved from the page to the screen, and the future of filmmaking and viewership.

People respond to strength in vision and storytelling.
— Ed Gass-Donnelly

To learn more about Ed Gass-Donnelly, follow him on Twitter @realedgd. Also be sure to check out the trailer for “Lavender,” and then go watch the movie (starring Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney, and Justin Long)!

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website  for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Episode 162: The Third Anniversary Podcast

Three years ago, two guys met in a Boston bar and something groundbreaking happened. Across the street, at another bar, Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy created Writer's Bone.

The pair got together recently to reminisce about the podcast’s humble beginnings, champion their dedicated and passionate staff, and share what they have planned for Writer’s Bone in 2017.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website  for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Follow Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford on Twitter @SeanTuohy2 and @danielfford.

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Episode 156: Screenwriter William Wisher Jr.

William Wisher Jr.—whose credits include “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Judge Dredd,” and “I.T.”—talks to Sean Tuohy about his path to becoming a screenwriter, working as a script doctor, his screenwriting process, working with James Cameron on the Terminator movies, and why he’s always learning new things having to do with filmmaking.

To learn more about William Wisher Jr., like his Facebook page.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website  for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.