The One with Lawrence Kasdan

Great interview with Larry Kasdan, writer-director, who I worked for as a PA on “The Big Chill”…

“John and Craig sit down with screenwriting legend Lawrence Kasdan to discuss Star Wars, Raiders, The Bodyguard and how he’s shaped some of the most iconic big-screen stories and characters of our lifetime. This 90-minute interview comes as part of WGFestival 2016 Craft Day, and features audience questions as well. Our thanks to the Writers Guild Foundation and the…”

* Duration 1:17h, Published 4/26/16 8:03:24 AM

* Episode Download Link (106 MB): http://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_247.mp3

* Show Notes: http://johnaugust.com/2016/the-one-with-lawrence-kasdan

* Podcast Feed: johnaugust.com (http://johnaugust.com/feed)

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21 authors write about how NC influenced them | CharlotteObserver.com

“RALEIGH, N.C. — Writer and editor Marianne Gingher gave 21 authors a wide-open assignment: write about any subject they chose as long as North Carolina was at the core of the story.”

“What she got for a collection of essays titled “Amazing Place” were stories as varied as the state’s geography and arranged that way, from the mountains to the Piedmont to the coast.”

via 21 authors write about how NC influenced them | CharlotteObserver.com.

Good teacher.. I took her creative writing class years ago.. She wasn’t sure what I was doing, but she encouraged me all the same…

Tips from Amtrak’s first Writer-in-Residence, Bill Willingham – LA Times

“Bill Willingham, Amtrak’s first writer in residence, has taken his train tour and has advice for the authors who will follow in his tracks.

Amtrak put together its writer-in-residence program in early 2014 after a casual wish by Alexander Chee turned into an enthusiastic ad-hoc campaign on Twitter. More than 16,000 people applied; 24 were chosen.

Willingham is a longtime comic book writer and a forthcoming novelist. He planned to work on a variety of projects during his residency: the final issues of Fables, his DC Vertigo comic, his current novel, a screenplay and a new comic series.”

via Tips from Amtrak’s first Writer-in-Residence, Bill Willingham – LA Times.