Hollywood Scribe is the online home of veteran Hollywood entertainment journalist Michael Goldman. Explore this site to learn about Michael, his work as a book, magazine, and newspaper author/editor, and multimedia interviewer, as well as the writing/editing/podcasting/consulting services he offers entertainment and media publications, Web sites, and companies.

Over the years, Michael Goldman has interviewed many of the world’s leading filmmakers, and he periodically podcast some of those interviews for Millimeter magazine, the Pro Video Coalition Website, and the Post Magazine Website. He now produces and hosts an insightful monthly filmmaking podcast series on the Studio Daily Website, called Podcasts from the Front Lines, and periodically offers podcast interviews with cinematographers about current and historical films of significance on the podcast page of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), and elsewhere across the web. These interviews offer a fascinating look inside the world of filmmaking. Following are links to some of his most memorable audio interviews with filmmakers like Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, among others, and many of their collaborators, ranging from cinematographers, film editors, visual effects supervisors, sound editors and supervisors, and other disciplines.

Brad Bird Dennis Muren
RJ Cutler Vince Pace, Part 1
Clint Eastwood Vince Pace, Part 2
Martin Scorcese Jeff Okun, Part 1
Robert Stromberg Jeff Okun, Part 2
Michael Owens David Fincher
Steven Spielberg
Michel Gondry Phil Tippet
John Lasseter Neil Young
2007 Visual Effects Society Awards, George Lucas and other Industry Luminaries pay tribute to Dennis Muren Rodney Charters, Part I


Rodney Charters, Part II

Erroll Morris
Anthony Dod Mantle, Part I on 127 Hours


Anthony Dod Mantle, Part II on 127 Hours

Angus Wall about Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Lon Bender about Drive Robert Legato about Hugo
Christoper Tellefsen about Moneyball Kevin Tent about The Descendents
Jay Cassidy about Silver Linings Playbook Janusz Kaminski about Lincoln
William Goldenberg about Argo Thelma Schoonmaker about Wolf of Wall Street
John Lee Hancock about Saving Mr. Banks Glenn Freemantle about Gravity
Ben Wilkins and Craig Mann about Whiplash Lee Smith about Interstellar
Alejandro González Iñárritu about Birdman John Schwartzman about Jurassic World
Roger Barton about Terminator Genisys Ken Kwapis about A Walk in the Woods
Matthew Libatique on Straight Outta Compton Michael Kahn about Bridge of Spies
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker-Landers on Spectre Producer Shannon McIntosh about The Hateful Eight
Director Craig Gillespie on The Finest Hours Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Editor David Brenner on Batman vs. Superman VFX Supervisor Robert Legato on The Jungle Book
Editors Jeff Ford and Matthew Schmidt on Captain America: Civil War Director Brad Furman on The Infiltrator
VFX Supervisor Peter Chiang on Star Trek Beyond Editor Blu Murray on Sully
Cinematographer Giles Nuttgens on Hell or High Water DP Greig Fraser on shooting Lion
Director J.A. Bayona on making A Monster Calls Cinematographer Bojan Bazelli on shooting A Cure for Wellness
Second-Unit Director Spiro Razatos about The Fate of the Furious VFX Supervisor Charley Henley about Alien: Covenant
First AC Bob Hall about lensing Dunkirk Co-Editors Billy Goldenberg and Harry Yoon on cutting Detroit
Director John Carroll Lynch on Lucky Cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt on shooting Our Souls at Night
Production Designer Paul Austerberry on designing The Shape of Water Cinematographer Linus Sandgren/American Cinematographer Podcast Episode 82 on Battle of the Sexes
Cinematographer Russell Carpenter/AC Podcast Episode 83 on memories of shooting Titanic Cinematographer Fabian Wagner/AC Podcast Episode 84 on shooting Justice League
Film Editor Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE, Explains How I Tonya Came Together Production Designer Paul Harrod Gets into the Details of Isle of Dogs
Co-Supervising Sound Editors Erik Amdahl and Ethan Van der Ryn enter A Quiet Place Director Ben Lewin on Ballplayer/Spy StoryThe Catcher Was a Spy
Gaffer Martin Smith on Lighting Up Mission: Impossible–Fallout Janusz KamiÅ„ski on the 20th Anniversary of Saving Private Ryan
Ueli Steiger, ASC, looks back at shooting Dennis Hopper’s The Hot Spot Cinematographer Linus Sandgren, FSF, Shoots the Moon for First Man
Editor Patrick Don Vito on Putting Together Green Book Cinematographer Yves Bélanger, CSC, on Shooting Clint Eastwood’s The Mule
Co-Visual Effects Supervisors Richard Hollander and Eric Saindon on the VFX Complexity of Alita: Battle Angel Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS on shooting Mary Magdalene
Cinematographer Nicola Pecorini on (Finally) Shooting Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Exec. Producer/Director Douglas Mackinnon on making a limited series out of the novel Good Omens
Production Designer Barbara Ling on Bringing Tarantino’s 1969 to Life VFX Supervisor Bill Westenhofer on making a digital Will Smith for Gemini Man
Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC on Filming The Irishman