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Interview: Screenwriter Jody Lambert on Indie Drama, PEOPLE LIKE US

“I don’t think we ever thought this movie was going to be made at a studio and at this level,” says screenwriter Jody Lambert from the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills while conducting a one-on-one interview with ScreenwritingU about his new film People Like Us. And, why is that? Because this film was such a … Continue reading

Hate your horrible boss? Write a movie about killing him

“I wanted to see if I could make something good come out of something so so awful,” says Michael Markowitz (In-Laws, It’s All Relative, Becker), who started writing the R-rated comedy  Horrible Bosses based on his real-life experience in 2005. Markowitz spent the next few years perfecting his draft until teaming up with screenwriters John Francis Daley (Bones) and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Bones, $#*! My … Continue reading

Does Being Black and Muslim in Post 9/11 America Make You Stronger?

What’s more difficult than growing up black in America? Being Muslim, too. Difficult is just one word to describe it. At least, that was, until 9/11, when the situation became unbearable. Writer-director Qasim Basir tells his story of being an African American Muslim in the years before and after this emotional time in his film Mooz-lum, … Continue reading

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