John C. Arnold is an up and coming screenwriter. I had the pleasure of interviewing him and wanted to share his insights into the film industry.
Please tell the audience about your background. (Who you are, any connections to filmmaking, screenwriting, etc)
I was born and raised in Vidalia, GA to two wonderful parents, Lee and Rebekah. I have no real connections to the film and tv world except for admiration.
How did you become interested in screenwriting?
I started seriously doing theater in high school. One summer, when I was 16, I auditioned for the community theater’s children show, The Hobbit. I was cast as Bilbo Baggins and was hooked. I joined the One Act group at my high school and dove deep into the world of performing arts. My first year of college, I attended a performing arts college in LA and was introduced to new writers, Arthur Miller, and David Mamet to name some, and that totally changed the way I saw storytelling. The summer after my first year of college, I felt led to move by east and go to film school to learn the behind the scenes of movie making. I was required to write some screenplays, read some screenplays, and watch a lot of movies — I guess I just fell in love with the craft. I pursued it after college as well when I attended a storytelling seminar. (I’ll get to that later) Read More