First Person: Robert Axelrod

Recently, CineStory’s Co-Executive Director Carlo Martinelli caught up with the 2019 CineStory TV Fellow, Robert Axelrod as part of our First Person interview series. Robert is based in Los Angeles and, when not writing, works as a legal assistant at Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP as a legal assistant. In addition to winning the CineStory […]

An Interview with Lisa Callamaro

  We’re hosting an exciting one-day seminar The Business of ‘The Biz’ on Saturday, March 30th from 10 am until 4 pm at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles. The seminar features Lisa Callamaro, head of the management and production company Story & Voice, who will discuss the tools writers, producers, and filmmakers alike need to successfully […]

First Person: Amyn Kaderali-Chokora

Recently, CineStory’s Co-Executive Director Carlo Martinelli caught up with the 2016 CineStory Feature Fellow, Amyn Kaderali-Chokora. In 2017, Amyn directed two episodes of the CW’s “Supernatural” and just wrapped his third episode in February, 2018. He will return for additional episodes of the show in the fall. In addition, Amyn’s screenplay “The Christmas Calendar” is going […]

February Podcast: Interview with Writer/Producer Meg LeFauve & Writer/Director Pat Verducci

  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this discussion with Writer/Producer Meg LeFauve and Writer/Director Pat Verducci explores the importance of writing from heart as well as maintaining a consistent tone, executing exciting set pieces and much more. Thanks to our mentors for participating in the session and for giving permission to share this with […]

Inaugural CineStory Podcast with Mark Fergus

  CineStory is delighted to be launching its podcast series with this Q&A session with previous CSA winner and mentor, Mark Fergus. Recorded at a live From Script to Screen event this May, hear this Academy Award nominee discuss his work on CHILDREN OF MEN, IRON MAN and COWBOYS AND ALIENS as well as answering questions about […]

Interview With Writer-Directer and CineStory Alum Daniel Barnz

When Daniel Barnz heard his name announced as the grand-prize winner of CineStory’s annual screenwriting awards for his screenplay Phoebe in Wonderland in 1996, he was thrilled. “I remember this really vividly. We were in this auditorium, and they were announcing the winners. Mine was the last name that was called,” Barnz said. “It was […]

Academy Award Nominee and Mentor Mark Fergus on the CineStory Screenwriting Awards

Writing duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby first became involved with CineStory when they won the Grand Prize in 1999 with their script, FIRST SNOW (2006). Since then they’ve gone on to become Academy Award nominees and work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood on films such as IRON MAN and COWBOYS AND ALIENS. Maureen Fox recently wrote […]