In 2010 I was interning at SF360.org, an online publication that kept up with the film world in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was an awesome six months and I tried to take advantage of all of the opportunities that come with being associated with such a prestigious publication. After hearing that Robert Mark Kamen, one of the most successful working screenwriters ever, lived nearby in Sonoma, I reached out to him to see if I could interview him for the site. He generously agreed and I spent an afternoon at his Kamen Wines location.
We talked about he got his start, how he ended up in Sonoma, his partnership with filmmaker Luc Besson and how he structures his work day. It was an entertaining couple of hours to say the least. He even kindly sent me home with a bottle of his wine, which I cracked open after finishing the draft of the feature script I was working on at the time.
Unfortunately, SF360.org halted publication before the interview could be published and it’s been chilling on my laptop ever since. I figured since Kamen’s latest produced project, TAKEN 2, was just released last weekend, now was a good time to self-publish the piece on my own.
However, instead of just offering up the text of our conversation, I thought I’d make it a more visually stimulating piece. You can find the magazine-style published article here. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy.