With a new box set collecting material from his entire career, Mel Brooks talks about his experiences in multiple media and the lessons learned along the way.
Of course, the Roots frontman/DJ/producer/walking music encyclopedia notes there are "certain liberties I’m allowed to take because of my Questlove-ness," but he’s got some useable insight on how to get your own party started. Plus: can’t miss dance floor fillas!
William Monahan, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of "The Departed," shares invaluable insight on character-driven dialogue, incorporating speech patterns, and the screenwriter as a performer.
Although he’s collaborated outside of Death Cab For Cutie several times, frontman Ben Gibbard had never released an album under his own name until this fall’s "Former Lives." The reflective rocker spoke to Co.Create about the difference between working within a group and doing it all himself.
Legendary entertainer and talk show host Dick Cavett distinguished himself with a conversational, erudite style. Now Cavett opens up about conducting the kind of interviews that leave nothing interesting behind.
R. Kelly has just debuted 10 new chapters of his long-running "Trapped in the Closet" saga. But that’s not all: He also has a "Trapped" book and a Broadway musical on deck. Oh, and 85 more chapters in the works. The prolific artist explains the process behind his long story and how he keeps people listening.
Lesli Linka Glatter has probably directed your favorite TV episode. Here, she talks about the recent, phenomenal Homeland episode "Q&A" and her process for making unforgettable, dialog-driven scenes.
Jake Johnson, who plays grouchy Nick Miller on the Fox hit New Girl, talks to Co.Create about how he was able to sell a pilot while working the grueling hours on his day job. Hint: He treats "show business" like it’s just that: a business.
The comedian, author, and artist shares his philosophy of brevity. 'Nuff said.
What makes the food on Top Chef look so good? Sandee Birdsong, the show’s supervising culinary producer, talks to Co.Create about what goes into creating the show’s signature "food porn."