From time to time, Adelaide Screenwriter conducts interviews with people who can, from their personal experience, cast some light on the writing/filmmaking process. Meet some people:

Linda Aronson is a Sydney-based, English-born, Australian playwright, scriptwriter, comic novelist and screenwriting theorist. Her book, The 21st Century Screenplay, is the leading text on how to write non-linear films. She teaches screenwriting everywhere.
Interviewed: 31 January 2013

Andrew Baines is a well-known quasi-surrealist painter and installation artist, born in the United Kingdom, now resident in Adelaide. He is working on moving his art into the realm of film.

Interviewed: 15 April 2014
Yuri Baranovsky lives in Los Angeles. He is prolific: a playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, webseries pioneer, one of the founders of Happy Little Guillotine Films, an Executive Board Member for the International Television Festival.
Interviewed: 14 September 2012

Yolanda Beasley lives in Toronto, Canada. She had careers in advertising and acting, before producing a one-hour stage play for the Toronto Fringe Festival. These days she runs a screenwriting advice enterprise, Write for Hollywood.
Interviewed: 3 September 2013

Xander Bennett is an Australian screenwriter who now lives in Los Angeles, where he once worked as a Hollywood script reader. He is the publisher of the Screenwriting Tips... You Hack blog, and the book of the same name.
Interviewed: 15 January 2012

Kristy Best is an Australian writer, teacher, actor, director and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the award-winning short film Something Fishy, but is best known as the presenter of ABC2's Feature Documentary show Sunday Best.
Interviewed: 25 April 2013

Allison Burnett is an L.A.-based novelist and screenwriter, who studied playwriting at The Juilliard School. He has written a dozen Hollywood movies, including Autumn in New York, and the remake of Fame. He recently directed the film, Undiscovered Gyrl.
Interviewed: 3 January 2013

Simon Butters is an Australian screenwriter, script editor and script consultant, based in Adelaide. He has had extensive experience in children’s television, and is currently in development with a slate of feature film and television projects.
Interviewed: 5 June 2014

Berty Cadilhac is a Franco-Australian filmmaker based in London. He has worked as an installation artist and as a stand up comedian. These days he combines his comedy writing and visual approach to produce feature-length comedies.
Interviewed: 29 April 2014
Elena Carapetis is an Adelaide-based actor and writer. She is best known for her role in Heartbreak High, where she played 'Jackie' Kassis, as well as numerous other television series and theatre roles. She is the writer of the plays Helen Back and The Good Son.
Interviewed: 14 February 2013

Phil Clarke lives in London. He is a former assistant director/ production assistant who now works as a story analyst, script consultant, screenwriter and novelist. He has also written a range of non-fiction books.
Interviewed: 14 May 2014

Cillian Daly is an Irish screenwriter, director, photographer, and professional dreamer, who lives in Dublin, Ireland. He loves movies (preferably Sci-Fi, Horror or Action/Adventure), and he dabbles with Photoshop and 3D Studio.
Interviewed: 8 November 2014
Arlyn dela Cruz is a Filipino journalist, screenwriter, director, producer, author, and TV and radio host. She was once held hostage for 98-days by an armed renegade group with links to the Moro National Liberation Front.
Interviewed: 3 August 2014

Diane Drake lives in Los Angeles. She wrote Only You and What Women Want. Diane is also a screenwriting instructor at UCLA, and one of the people who sparked my interest in screenwriting.

Interviewed: 6 April 2012

Kerry Drumm is an English animator, who currently lives in Melbourne, Victoria. She has a background in storytelling, film and animation, and has a PhD on the subject of animation. Oh, and she used to look after Wallace and Gromit.
Interviewed: 1 February 2014

Amanda Duthie is the Director and CEO of the Adelaide Film Festival. She has extensive experience in television, having worked for many years at both SBS and the ABC.

Interviewed: 6 July 2012

Chris Dymond is a Canadian filmmaker who grew up watching movies, then earned a degree in English. Chris wrote and directed the 2012 romantic comedy In Return.

Interviewed: 1 November 2014
Daniel Eckhart is a Switzerland-based actor who studied scriptwriting in New York. Although Daniel didn't win a Nicholl Fellowship, he twice finished in the top ten. He has created some of Germany’s top-rated TV movies.
Interviewed: 20 August 2013

Michael Facey is a Perth-based producer. He is a founding member of Archangel Pictures and has made numerous short films, which have won awards and screened at film festivals around the world.
Interviewed: 22 April 2014

Anne Flournoy is the writer/director/producer/editor of The Louise Log, the longest-running webseries on the internet, which details the life of a New York City wife and mother. Anne was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991.
Interviewed: 6 November 2011
Joseph Matthew Garrett is a screenwriter and filmmaker who lives in New Jersey. He is best known for the award-winning web-based reality TV show, In The Circle New York.

Interviewed: 26 October 2012

Maree Giles is an award-winning Australian author, editor, poet, journalist, creative writing teacher and mentor, the mother of two grown-up children, and a Parramatta Girls' Home survivor, who now lives in Toulouse in sunny south-west France.
Interviewed: 27 July 2014
Owain Gillard used to be the Business Development Executive—Film, Television, Radio & Publishing—for the Welsh Government in Cardiff, UK. He is a well-traveled writer, musician, screenwriter, script doctor and film location scout.
Interviewed: 8 February 2014
Guy Goldstein is based in Austin, Texas. He writes screenplays, and designs software. His major contribution has been the creation of the screenplay-writing package called WriterDuet.

Interviewed: 1 October 2013
Nate Golon is an actor/writer/director who lives in Los Angeles. He is the creator of Workshop, a webseries about young actors trying to make it in L.A.

Interviewed: 16 April 2012

Julie Gray is a story analyst and Hollywood refugee, who lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. She blogs at Stories Without Borders, contributes to the Huffington Post, Script Magazine and The Times of Israel, and consults privately with a wide variety of writers.
Interviewed: 4 September 2014
Lucy V Hay is a novelist, script editor, screenwriter, and a blogger who helps writers. She is one of the organisers of the London Screenwriters' Festival and associate producer of the British thriller Deviation.
Interviewed: 14 March 2013

Patricia Hetherington is a New Zealand producer, who has been involved in filmmaking since 2005. She now lives in London where she likes to tango, work on films, and teach bellydancing.

Interviewed: 28 September 2012
Danny Hill is an American photographer and filmmaker, who lives in Champaign, Illinois. He is the writer, director, producer and editor of the web series Downtown, and he broadcasts an interview/chat show called Almost Intimate.
Interviewed: 25 October 2014
Gordy Hoffman is a screenwriter, director, teacher, founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, and the guy who wrote the script for Love Liza, which starred his brother, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Interviewed: 28 August 2014
Anne Jordan is an author, screenwriting instructor, story analyst, script doctor, and script evaluator, the Executive Director at Popcorn Entertainment Group, and founder of NorCal Screenwriters.

Interviewed: 25 June 2014

Steve Kaplan is an expert on comedy writing. He has taught his Comedy Intensive workshops to thousands, as well as UCLA, NYU, Yale, DreamWorks, Disney, Aardman Animation, and HBO.

Interviewed: 29 October 2013

Jordan Kerfeld is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and artist, living and working in Austin, Texas. He is best known for the short film Housebreaking.

Interviewed: 21 December 2012

Michael Kokkinaris is a Pediatrician and screenwriter who lives in Pireaus, Greece. He studied Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature, Theology, and Medicine at the University of Athens.

Interviewed: 22 February 2014

Justin Lader is an American scriptment writer, a screenwriter, a producer and (according to IMDb) an actor, currently based in Los Angeles.

Interviewed: 15 November 2014

Cindy Lemas lives in Ft. Bragg, California. She has been a ballet dancer, teacher, writer, child advocate, crab boat captain and, just lately, executive producer of the webseries Sundays.

Interviewed: 22 March 2012

Adam Levenberg lives in Los Angeles. He is a script consultant and former Hollywood executive, who wrote the screenwriting advice book The Starter Screenplay.

Interviewed: 7 December 2012

Anne Lower is the Los Angeles-based writer/director of the web series They Live Among Us. She has worked for Final Draft and Save the Cat!, and served in numerous other film-related capacities.

Interviewed: 3 August 2012
Ned Manning is a writer, actor, script consultant and teacher. His plays have been performed around Australia and internationally. He has appeared in Looking for Alibrandi, Offspring, The Farm, The Shiralee, Bodyline, Aftershocks, The Sullivans and Prisoner.
Interviewed: 15 February 2014

Stephanie McCarthy is an Adelaide-based screenwriter, playwright and novelist. She is a long-serving committee member of the Australian Writers' Guild (SA), an editor and screenwriting teacher.

Interviewed: 26 May 2012
Chance McClain is an author, playwright, musician, songwriter, singer, and filmmaker, who lives in Houston, Texas, and is best known as the writer of the the stage musical Kissless, and the basketball anthem The Yao Ming Song.
Interviewed: 17 January 2013

Brian McDonald is the author of the books Invisible Ink, The Golden Theme, Freeman and Ink Spots. He is a consultant to Pixar, Disney, etc., and one of the nicest, most knowledgeable and helpful people in the industry.
Interviewed: 10 February 2012

Neil McGregor is an Australian director who lives in Vancouver, Canada. His short film Out of Sorts (2006) opened the Brisbane International Film Festival while he was still studying. His debut feature, The Little Things (2010), won numerous awards.
Interviewed: 10 July 2014

Jason McKinnon lives in Toronto. By day, he is a mild-mannered editor in television. In his spare time, he is a writer, director and producer of short films, a family man, and a screenwriting blogger.

Interviewed: 25 January 2014

Alli Parker is an Australian writer, filmmaker, script reader, production secretary, president of the Victorian Quidditch Association, and an international silver medalist (2014 Global Games) at quidditch. Also, she likes chocolate.
Interviewed: 22 November 2014
George Paul is an Indian filmmaker, who was resident in Adelaide at the time of this interview. He has since moved to Northam, W.A. His sixty second film is probably the best short-short film I've ever seen.
Interviewed: 17 February 2012

Carlo Petraccaro is an Adelaide-based filmmaker with years of experience with short films. He is best known for the 2009 feature film Offside, which was re-released online in 2013 as Total Football: The Movie.
Interviewed: 1 March 2012

Michelle Prak is an Adelaide-based social media consultant who lectures in Public Relations at UniSA, has a weekly segment on radio, and was a Board member of the South Australian Writers Centre.
Interviewed: 12 October 2012
Rick Ramage is a writer, director and producer. He is best known for the movie Stigmata, but also wrote The Proposition and wrote, produced, and directed the film Ichabod! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Interviewed: 19 June 2016

Paul Schattel is an American screenwriter, director, producer, editor, lecturer and a trained journalist, based in North Carolina, where he founded a boutique video production company. Paul has made three feature films, Sinkhole, Alison, and Quiet River.
Interviewed: 29 November 2014
Brett Snelgrove is an Australian writer/producer living in London. Best known for the animated web series New Eden, he is currently working as a social media engagement moderator.

Interviewed: 17 August 2012
Kai Soremekun is the award-winning writer/director/producer of CHICK, a multi-platform, interactive webseries that employs a superhero as a metaphor for exploring human potential.

Interviewed: 12 May 2012
Kirsty Stark is an Adelaide-based cinematographer/producer and founder of Epic Films. We caught up with Kirsty at the time of the release of the Wastelander Panda Prologue.

Interviewed: 7 February 2012
Tennyson E. Stead is a Los Angeles-based writer, director, and founder of 8 Sided Films. His webseries, The Starmind Record, won awards at the 2012 LA Web Fest for Directing and Editing.

Interviewed: 8 June 2012
Billy Marshall Stoneking is an Australian screenwriter who was born in the USA. He migrated to Australia in 1972, where he wrote the TV series Stringer, and some of the TV series Mission: Impossible.
Interviewed: 27 April 2012
Matt Treacy is an Australian screenwriter, script analyst, actor, and event manager, who lives in Melbourne. He handled the logistics of Pilar Alessandra's recent visit to Victoria.

Interviewed: 18 June 2014
Tran Quoc Bao is a Vietnamese-American film director who lives in Seattle, Washington. He wrote and directed Bookie and Black Coffee, and edited the Vietnamese action feature, Cho Lon.

Interviewed: 6 August 2013
Chris Tugwell is an Adelaide-based screenwriter, playwright, teacher and author. He is best known for the stage play X Ray and the screenwriting book Dinosaur Theory.

Interviewed: 20 July 2012
Neven Udovičić of Zagreb, Croatia, is a recently graduated graphic designer, who has experience designing movie posters. He is currently working as a computer programmer, and manufacturing tote bags.
Interviewed: 15 March 2014
Annette Uwizeye is a filmmaker who lives in Rwanda. She has made several short films and commercials, and is currently producing a feature film called Uwera.

Interviewed: 31 August 2012
Devin Watson is an American screenwriter and filmmaker who lives in Tennessee. He is the author of A Practical Handbook for the Screenwriter and Horror Screenwriting: The Nature of Fear. He also publishes The Dklon Daily.
Interviewed: 18 September 2014
Alan Watt is a novelist, a playwright, a teacher, a publisher, the founder/creative director of LA Writers Lab, and is currently executive producer of the film Diamond Dogs.

Interviewed: 23 November 2012
Paul Zeidman is a screenwriter, radio reporter, blogger and cook. He lives in San Francisco. His fantasy-adventure script Dreamship was in the top 15% of all entries in the 2013 Nicholl.

Interviewed: 17 September 2013
Michael Zeitz is an Adelaide-based writer/director/editor, currently resident in Tokyo. He is a graduate of the Adelaide Centre for the Arts, director of John Dory Media, and a partner in Screen Capers Comedy Productions.
Interviewed: 15 October 2013
Daniel Zlobin is a writer, director and cinematographer, who lives in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is currently part of a small production team creating the fantasy noir film Tomorrow Tonight.

Interviewed: 28 March 2013

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