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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 288: ‘Book Club’ Screenwriters Bill Holderman and Erin Simms

Episode 288: ‘Book Club’ Screenwriters Bill Holderman and Erin Simms

Screenwriters Bill Holderman and Erin Simms chat with Sean Tuohy about writing their new movie “Book Club,” which premieres May 18.

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 264: Talking 'Kindergarten Cop’ With Large Marge Sent Us

Episode 264: Talking 'Kindergarten Cop’ With Large Marge Sent Us

Crossover podcast episode! At the PRX Podcast Garage, Emily and Andre Dumas, the talented and hilarious hosts of Large Marge Sent Us, Daniel Ford, and Sean Tuohy discuss the classic 1990s film “Kindergarten Cop.” 

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.

2018 Oscars Prep With Washington Post Film Critic Ann Hornaday

2018 Oscars Prep With <i>Washington Post</i> Film Critic Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday—Washington Post film critic, author of Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies, and co-host of the podcast At the Movies With Arch and Ann—talks to Daniel Ford about this year’s Oscar nominations.

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 223: The Damascus Cover Author Howard Kaplan

Howard Kaplan, author of The Damascus Cover and Bullets of Palestine, talks to Sean Tuohy about how being a shy kid led him to storytelling, his appearance at Boston Film Festival on Sept. 23 to promote the film adaptation (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt, and Olivia Thirlby), and why he wanted his thrillers to have underlying messages.

Learn more about Howard Kaplan by visiting his official website, liking his Facebook page, or following him on Twitter @kaplanhow. Also watch the trailer for “Damascus Cover,” which premieres this Saturday at Boston Film Festival.

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Episode 218: ‘Marjorie Prime’ Actress Stephanie Andujar

Actress Stephanie Andujar returns to the podcast to talk about her new movie “Marjorie Prime.” Andujar also chats with Sean Tuohy about her sketch comedy show, “StephA: One Woman Show!”

Once I know the background of a character and get into wardrobe, I become that character. I turn on.
— Stephanie Andujar

To learn more about Stephanie Andujar, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Watch the trailer for “Marjorie Prime” below.

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 195: ‘Twin Peaks’ and Other Tales

Sean Tuohy and contributing editor Caitlin Malcuit talk about “Twin Peaks: The Return.” The pair also discusses “Jaws” (the movie and the book), 1970s television actors, and “Red Dawn.”

Follow Sean Tuohy and Caitlin Malcuit on Twitter @SeanTuohy2 and @badlycooked, respectively. Also read Caitlin’s most recent “Twin Peaks” recap.

Episode 190: Bob Lee Swagger Author Stephen Hunter

Stephen Hunter, author of the Bob Lee Swagger series and former film critic for The Washington Post, talks to Sean Tuohy about his career.

Photo credit: Steve Mappa
Be professional. Be realistic. Understand who you are and what can you do.
— Stephen Hunter

To learn more about Stephen Hunter, like his Facebook page.

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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 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.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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 165: Screenwriter and Producer Robert Ben Garant

Robert Ben Garant, best known for his work on “Reno 911!” and the "Night at the Museum" films, talks to Sean Tuohy about how performing led him to writing, how an outrageous script got him in the door writing for movies and television, how he developed his screenwriting process, and why he prefers writing to acting or directing.

A script can take 10 years or it can take four weeks. And that’s up to you.
— Robert Ben Garant
Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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.