The Script of a Writer-Director

James talks to writer/director Laurie Collyer about how a script evolves through pre-production, production, and post-production. Her latest film, SUNLIGHT JR., starring Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon, is in theaters this week.

We also discuss her 2006 release SHERRYBABY, starring Maggie Gyllenhaall and Danny Trejo.

By the way, SUNLIGHT JR is also available on demand, on cable TV as well as Amazon Prime.

Referenced in the episode:

Laurie Collyer
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More about this show, for new listeners:

In The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein, James Monohan, and other guest co-hosts discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl Klein’s book ‘Second Sight’ and James’ iPhone / iPad app ‘The Storyometer.’



One Response to “The Script of a Writer-Director”

  1. Judy Tanguay January 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    Great interview and lots of good behind the scenes information. Both films are now on my watchlist. Appreciate how James conducts such a natural conversation.

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