Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2008
The Dialogue: Learning from the Masters, the groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes with fascinating, in-depth interviews with screenwriters Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, Rush Hour 2), Peter Tolan (Analyze This, Guess Who, Just Like Heaven) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Levity, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure) is now available on DVD.
The acclaimed DVD series is available for order at http://www.thedialogueseries.com, major online retailers such as Netflix and Amazon.com, and at Passion River Films (http://www.passionriver.com) for $19.95 each.
In 27, 70-90 minute in-depth discussions, today's most successful screenwriters share their work habits, methods and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and eye-opening stories from life in the trenches of the film industry with veteran producer and industry executive Mike De Luca. Each screenwriter discusses his or her filmography in great detail and breaks down the mechanics of one favorite scene from their produced work. The following screenwriter's interviews are available today:
- Jeff Nathanson is easily among the A-list of Hollywood screenwriters, His script for Catch Me If You Can earned him much critical praise, as well as the devotion of Steven Spielberg, who also brought him to work on his next movie, The Terminal. Nathanson has also collaborated with Jan de Bont on Twister and Speed 2: Cruise Control and with Brett Ratner on the Rush Hour films. In this interview, learn more about why he dreads pitching, never speaks during a notes meeting, and finds he can do almost all his research with the Internet and old Playboys.
- An accomplished writer, producer and director, Peter Tolan is probably best-known as co-creator of TV shows The Job and Rescue Me, and co-writer of Analyze This, and its sequel, Analyze That. He started his career on the writing staff of television sitcoms and then became a writer and producer on HBO's The Larry Sanders Show. From there, Tolan made his foray into movies with the screenplays for My Fellow Americans, Bedazzled, and America's Sweethearts. In this candid interview, hear all about his tales of procrastination, writing movies in 5 days and why he says he would have a great career if it weren't for… himself.
- While most writers find success in either TV or movies, comedy or drama, original or adapted screenplays, Ed Solomon has managed to do it all. He got his start in television sitcoms and went on to write quirky sci-fi comedies Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Men in Black, the crime drama Levity, which he also directed, and the adaptation of the mystery adventure novel Tokyo Suckerpunch. In this interview, get the scoop on Solomon's "bass-ackwards" entry into the world of screenwriting and how being just a funny guy translated into being a funny professional.
Additional Volumes feature interview with such Oscar® winners and nominees like Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) and Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby); comedy masters like Peter & Bobby Farrelly (There's Something About Mary, Stuck on You) and John Hamburg (Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Meet the Fockers); big-budget writers like Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl); and industry mavericks like Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and David S. Goyer (Dark City, Blade, Batman Begins).
About THE DIALOGUE: Learning from the Masters: More than two dozen of today's most sought-after screenwriters are featured in an intriguing, original interview series hosted by veteran producer and industry executive Mike De Luca. The Dialogue: Learning From The Masters was created by screenwriter and entrepreneur Aleks Horvat and produced with his partner, personal manager Larry Shuman. Horvat, owner of theOffice, also created the Hollywood Creative Directory. Shot on location at theOffice, a popular creative workspace in Santa Monica (theofficeonline.com) that is a haven for screenwriters, the 27-part series offers provocative and in-depth one-on-one conversations with successful practitioners of the craft. For more information, please visit http://www.thedialogueseries.com.