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Writer-Director John Hamburg on Why Him?, Why Now

Danny Manus spoke with John Hamburg, NY native and writer of Meet the Parents and Zoolander and their respective sequels, and writer/director of Along Came Polly and I Love You, Man, about his process and his most recent hit, Why Him?, starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston.

What Makes a Good TV Series Premise?

In Emmy winner Erik Bork’s work pitching series ideas and writing pilots (and on good days, selling them to networks such as NBC and Fox), he’s learned a few things about what they're looking for, and what makes an idea sellable - as well as what a successful pilot script tends...

PRIMETIME: Am I Too Old To Become a Screenwriter?

If screenwriting is not a "calling," if it's just something you've thought about trying when you have some spare time… then I say, "don't bother." Because you will be trampled by hordes of other screenwriters—of all ages—who want it more badly, and are willing to do more to get it, than...