Tag Archives: Robert Redford

Paul Attanasio – Oscar-nominated Screenwriter, TV Creator



Live on campus, Paul Attanasio, one of the most respected and successful TV/screenwriters of our time. Paul has created four TV series that have gone to air…and counting. One of ’em is Homicide: Life on the Street, a forebear of our current golden age. Paul was also behind House MD, one the most popular shows in the world for a time. Paul was Oscar-nominated for Donnie Brasco, a favorite among screenwriters. But throw all those other projects out, and Paul would still be one of Aaron’s heroes thanks to Quiz Show, the brilliant, layered, morality tale about the rigged game show scandals of the 1950s, directed by Robert Redford.

Join Aaron and Paul in front of a live audience at Yale for a fascinating conversation about Paul’s movies, shows, and craft.


Jack Epps Jr. — Screenwriter, Top Gun, The Secret of My Success, Dick Tracy.



This week, Aaron welcomes into the studio one of his all-time screenwriting heroes, Jack Epps. Along with his partner Jim Cash, Jack wrote some of the biggest movies of the 1980s, including Top Gun, The Secret of My Success, Turner & Hooch, and Legal Eagles. Jack currently teaches screenwriting at USC.