LEE FORGANG - 10 Questions
10 Questions from the May 2014 Short Screenplay Winner.
1. What is your SHORT SCRIPT about?
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Screamwriter is a dark comedy about a female writer who is driven to vengeance after experiencing problems that can plague many in the industry.
2. Why should your script be made into a film?
It is entertaining with a twist ending and I believe many viewers will have empathy for the main character.
3. How long have you been writing?
About four years after a long career in IT and Management Consulting.
4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
I saw the Ten Commandments when it was first on the screen and then continued watching on TV for many years. I would say my second most seen is Three Days of The Condor.
5. What artists would you love to work with?
Clint Eastwood, Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorcese, Barry Levinson.
6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?
Completed two features, four others in progress. Completed three shorts, others in progress.
I also assist other writers with their features, currently associate producer on one.
I've also been a planner on two filmfests, establishing a screenplay competition on one. .
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
I'd like to produce all of my shorts, have at least two of my features on the screen, and others on the way.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
At any time, day or night, an idea or solution can come to mind and it's time to jot it down. I enjoy working on multiple projects and I perform quite a bit of research as time permits.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Comedy, Politics, Genealogy, World Travel, Sports, Photography, and of course my family.
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?
I saw WILDsound first mentioned in an email I received in 2012 and later, a writer in my area had his Stage Play selected.
11. Any advice or tips you'd like to pass on to other writers?
Don't be discouraged by negativity and go with your gut feeling. Look through magazine and news articles, watch the History Channel, ideas are everywhere..