Author: John McMahon

John McMahon is a freelance writer, screenwriter and producer. His credits include work for many non-profit organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and HBO’s Comic Relief. He is a graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts (where he was mentored in screenwriting by John Milius and Bob McKee). He is also a graduate of USC’s Advanced Studies Program: Writing Music for films and Television. Check out his website at

Articles Written by John McMahon:

First-Time Director Triumphs at Sundance

Writer and first-time director John Hindman’s romantic comedy Arlen Faber was one of the 118 films showcased at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures picked it up for an undisclosed amount. “If you’re fortunate to be one of those 16 films [in the Dramatic Competition category] it’s a given that people are going to… Read more »

The View From the Red Carpet: An Interview with Oscar-Winner Ari Sandel

Ari Sandel was nervous and excited when he arrived at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on the evening of March 5th, 2006 for the 78th Academy Awards that, for a moment, he forgot to breathe. His film, West Bank Story–a musical-comedy that explores a microcosm of the Israeli—Palestinian conflict through the competition between the fast… Read more »