March 3, 2016

EP. 65 — Screenwriters Mike Rosolio and Chad Hartigan

On this week’s episode of The Black List Table Reads, Franklin chats with Mike Rosolio, screenwriter of the 2015 Black List script Reagan and Chad Hartigan, screenwriter of Morris from America which won him the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Mike talks to Franklin about growing up in a family of movie lovers, going from writing sketches with the sketch group Sketchup to writing scripts, and what lead him to writing Reagan. Then, Chad talks to Franklin about being the son of missionaries in Cyprus, engrossing himself in all kinds of films, and how the film festival world changed his life. LA: Join us for the first live, staged reading of 2016 featuring the 2015 Black List script REAGAN, Written and Directed by Mike Rosolio on Saturday, March 5th at 8:00pm at The Montalban Theater and starring JOHN CHO and LENA DUNHAM. Go to for tickets.

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