Author Archives: Jenna Milly

Jenna Milly

About Jenna Milly

Jenna Milly is a feature and television writer. She is the co-creator of the TBS microseries Gillian in Georgia. She earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.F.A. in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

Podcast: Grant Heslov on The Ides of March

Known for his strong political views, actor George Clooney had been looking for a political thriller to write with screenwriter Grant Heslov since their collaboration on Good Night, and Good Luck. When they stumbled upon a play of presidential ambition, Farragut North, by Beau Willimon, they knew they found their project.

Podcast: Screenwriter Hossein Amini on Drive

When asked to adapt a script about a man with no name, no backstory, and barely any dialogue, screenwriter Hossein Amini knew he hit the jackpot. "I love silences," Amini says of Drive, the film he adapted from a book by James Sallis.
Ventriloquists and their dummies from Dumbstruck.

Q&A: Doc Filmmaker Mark Goffman on Dumbstruck

Screenwriter Mark Goffman (White Collar, The West Wing) became fascinated with the world of ventriloquism when his shy mother-in-law used it to make a speech at a family event. Several months and thousands of miles later, he had a documentary about this lovable, tough, heartwarming world of professional and amateur ventriloquists.

Podcast: Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns on Contagion

As producer of the Oscar®-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth and writer-director of the acclaimed HBO drama Pu-239, Burns has a reputation for deftly handling tales of panic, both personal and widespread. It's a testament to those skills that Contagion, opening September 9, feels fresh, though we've been scared by germs before....