Screenwriting duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg had the idea for Superbad way before they had the ability to actually make a movie. The two Canadian teens didn’t let go of the idea and many years later it ended up being a huge hit.
Read about their newest project, This Is the End, and how they keep their best ideas alive here.
Toronto director Jamie Travis was one of the breakout stars of Sundance this year—his ribald For A Good Time Call was picked up by Focus Features. Travis talks about his path to, and from, Sundance.
Written by Lauren Miller (wife of Seth Rogen) and Katie Anne Naylon, and starring Miller, Ari Graynor, and Justin Long, For A Good Time, Call… is the story of two longtime enemies who, through economic circumstances and the influence of a shared gay BFF (Long), become unlikely roommates and start a successful phone-sex business. The semi-autobiographical crowd-pleaser (it draws heavily on Naylon’s experiences) drew belly laughs and blushes in equal measure from Sundance audiences, and was picked up by Focus Features for $2 million, one of the fest’s largest deals.