screenwriters

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 312: The Night Is Never Black Author Doug Richardson

Episode 312: <i>The Night Is Never Black</i> Author Doug Richardson

The creator of Lucky Dey is back! Screenwriter and author Doug Richardson returns to the show to discuss his newest novel The Night Is Never Black.

Episode 293: Sex and the City and Us Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Episode 293: <i>Sex and the City and Us</i> Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted and Seinfeldia, returns to the podcast to discuss her new book Sex and the City and Us.

Episode 289: The Smart One Author Drew Yanno Returns!

Episode 289: <i>The Smart One</i> Author Drew Yanno Returns!

Author Drew Yanno returns to the podcast and chats with Sean Tuohy and Rebecca Weston about his career writing novels and screenplays.

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.

Episode 275: The Light We Lost Author Jill Santopolo

Episode 275: <i>The Light We Lost</i> Author Jill Santopolo

Jill Santopolo, author The Light We Lost, returns to the podcast! She chats with Stephanie Schaefer about the paperback edition of the novel.

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 243: Colorado Boulevard Author Phoef Sutton

Episode 243: <i>Colorado Boulevard</i> Author Phoef Sutton

Phoef Sutton, legendary screenwriter and author of the Crush series, talks to Daniel Ford about his new novels Colorado Boulevard and From Away. He may also slip in a “Cheers” story or two!

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 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 215: The Creators of “Comrade Detective”

Sean Tuohy talks to the minds behind Amazon’s new series “Comrade Detective”—writers and creators Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, and director Rhys Thomas.

To learn more about “Comrade Detective,” watch the trailer below or follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

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 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.

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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 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 178: Author and TV Producer Lee Goldberg

Today’s guest is Lee Goldberg, author, television producer, and “charming man around town.”

Goldberg talks to Sean Tuohy about his love of mysteries and thrillers, his work on hit TV shows like “Diagnosis Murder,” “seaQuest,” “Spenser for Hire,” and “Monk,” his journalism career, and his relationship with the legendary Stephen J. Cannell.

He also describes one of the worst episodes of television ever made (featuring “Egyptian terrorists” and “sexy New York models”), what he looks for when choosing novels for his crime fiction publishing company Brash Books, and what authors and television writers need to do to learn their craft.

Photo credit: Roland Scarpa
You learn by doing. You have to write, and write, and write.
— Lee Goldberg

To learn more about Lee Goldberg, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @LeeGoldberg.

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 175: Screenwriter and Author Dwayne Alexander Smith

Dwayne Alexander Smith, Hollywood screenwriter and author of Forty Acres, talks to Daniel Ford about how “Star Wars” inspired him to become a filmmaker, why he decided to try his hand at writing fiction, how he developed the concept for his award-winning thriller, and why the magic is always in the details.

Don’t try to get it right the first time. Just get it out.
— Dwayne Alexander Smith

To learn more about Dwayne Alexander Smith, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @writtenbysmith.

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.