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Dr. William J. Carl, Greek Scholar-Novelist-Playwright-Episode #304

Dr. William J. Carl, Greek Scholar-Novelist-Playwright-Episode #304

"Just try new things. I mean, my whole life has been fun because I was willing to try writing screenplays, try writing a novel, try lecturing on the brain. Don't be timid about it. Go for it. You can do it...also, you will want to give up many times. And I will say,...

Dr. William J. Carl, Greek Scholar-Novelist-Playwright-Episode #304

"Just try new things. I mean, my whole life has been fun because I was willing to try writing screenplays, try writing a novel, try lecturing on the brain. Don't be timid about it. Go for it. You can do it...also, you will want to give up many times. And I will say,...

David Stenn, Screenwriter-Producer-Director-Episode #303

"And I said, I don't know any editor. The only editor I've ever heard of is Jacqueline Onassis, and he said, she might be interested in this. And so he submitted the proposal to her...and that was it. The first time I went to her apartment...she came in and she...

Joey Hartstone, Screenwriter-Novelist-Episode #302

"I'm looking at this script, LBJ, as my whole career rests on the outcome of this, whether or not it becomes a movie. And Bryan Cranston is lurking in the shadows making what becomes a Tony-winning play. And we're just...

Megan Woodward, Author-Episode #301

"...learning how to take what I did in screenwriting and put it in picture books...it's such a similar media, really, with the pictures and the visuals...having to have those work well together and the magic that happens between those two things." ~Megan Woodward...

Madolyn Smith Osborne, Actress-Episode #300

"Buddy, who, you all know as Patrick Swayze, he's the one who trained me in the dances.... I spent days and days dancing with him....I was in heaven. So I just felt so plugged into the film that I sort of went past doing...

Rob Marshall, Director-Producer-Choreographer-Episode #299

"I was working out the schedule for Into the Woods, and I sat Meryl [Streep] down. I said, "Meryl, I'm thinking that I'll bring in the cast, we'll work for about three weeks, and then we'll have you come in, and then we'll...
Dr. William J. Carl, Greek Scholar-Novelist-Playwright-Episode #304

Dr. William J. Carl, Greek Scholar-Novelist-Playwright-Episode #304

"Just try new things. I mean, my whole life has been fun because I was willing to try writing screenplays, try writing a novel, try lecturing on the brain. Don't be timid about it. Go for it. You can do it...also, you will want to give up many times. And I will say,...

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David Stenn, Screenwriter-Producer-Director-Episode #303

David Stenn, Screenwriter-Producer-Director-Episode #303

"And I said, I don't know any editor. The only editor I've ever heard of is Jacqueline Onassis, and he said, she might be interested in this. And so he submitted the proposal to her...and that was it. The first time I went to her apartment...she came in and she...

Joey Hartstone, Screenwriter-Novelist-Episode #302

Joey Hartstone, Screenwriter-Novelist-Episode #302

"I'm looking at this script, LBJ, as my whole career rests on the outcome of this, whether or not it becomes a movie. And Bryan Cranston is lurking in the shadows making what becomes a Tony-winning play. And we're just...

Megan Woodward, Author-Episode #301

Megan Woodward, Author-Episode #301

"...learning how to take what I did in screenwriting and put it in picture books...it's such a similar media, really, with the pictures and the visuals...having to have those work well together and the magic that happens between those two things." ~Megan Woodward...

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Steve is perhaps best known for co-conceiving the Broadway and international hit musical, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical. He wrote the show’s original book and lyrics with renowned composer, Frank Wildhorn. Steve and Frank also co-conceived the international hit musical, Rudolf, Affaire Mayerling. Steve has written ninety teleplays including episodes of such well-known television series as: X-Men, The Batman, Iron Man, Xiaolin Showdown, Pink Panther, The Mask, Loonatics Unleashed, Extreme Ghostbusters, Goof Troop, Gargoyles, and Beetlejuice. He has published two popular books on scriptwriting, Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations, and Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays.  He directed and co-produced the multi-award-winning horror-comedy movie, Lucky, for which he won the award for Best Director at the Nodance Film Festival. Lucky also won the awards for Best Feature at Shriekfest in L.A., The New York City Horror Film Festival, MicroCineFest in Baltimore, and the Weekend of Fear in Nuremberg, Germany. Steve is a co-executive producer of the TV series “The Power of Film.” He is a retired Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at Point Park University, where he proudly taught numerous talented students about how to tell unforgettable stories for the screen.

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