SEPT | OCT 2014 VOL. 18 ISSUE 5 W ritten B y THE MAGAZINE OF THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST © COLUMNS 8 TRIBUTE BY DAVID FREEMAN Paul Mazursky, a love story. 18 Digitally Correct 38 Never Say Die BY PAUL BROWNFIELD How Scott Aukerman conceived Comedy Bang! Bang! Weird. 22 Being Mara Brock Akil 12 TAKE FIVE BY SANDI BERG Want on The Blacklist ? Talk to Jon Bokenkamp. 14 INDIE MEANS BY ROB FELD Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias discover Love Is Strange. BY LOUISE FARR Here comes the visionary behind Being Mary Jane —smashing stereotypes, crashing through glass ceilings, leading the charge for women’s writes. 32 Castle’s BY F.X. FEENEY Margaret Nagle has both a feature film and network series premiering two weeks apart. But it required extraordinary stamina to bring to life The Good Lie and Red Band Society . 42 The Knick— And How to Get It Keepers 16 TOOLS BY LISA Y. GARIBAY Interactive writing makes a quantum leap with East Los High . BY LOUISE FARR It’s no mystery why Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller can maintain romantic intrigue in Castle . Get out your handcuffs. BY AMY DAWES Think writing is a bloody business? Jack Amiel & Michael Begler hold the scalpels. 46 Boy Meets Girl BY LISA ROSEN Michael Jacobs transforms Boy Meets World into Girl Meets World . The magic ingredient? Fathers and daughters. DEPARTMENTS 2 LETTERS 4 FADE IN 6 WRITERS’ ROOM 56 FADE OUT Cover portrait of Mara Brock Akil by Jilly Wendell. Contents photograph by Ron Tammariello.