TRANSCRIPT EP2- Becoming a Writer Director with James Fox

Updated: Apr 12

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Welcome to the successful screenwriter podcast, where we are dedicated to anything and everything screenwriting. Here we interview successful screenwriters and filmmakers to discover just what it takes to make it in the industry. I am here with James Fox, writer, director extraordinaire, founder of Dawn Runner Inc. We are going to talk about being a screenwriting director. He will be taking us through his journey and sharing some fantastic tips for people just getting into screenwriting.


How are you doing, James?


I'm doing great. I hope everybody's staying safe and healthy out there.


Oh yeah, I had to shave off the beard, so now I've got the quarantine stubble, so I'm trying to grow back. Hence, I want to start out a little bit about how you stumbled into it because I'm known for my stumbling into screenwriting. I want to hear your story because I've heard it's pretty impressive.


Okay, well, I started off a genetic engineering major straight out of high school, though; I stumbled pretty far and hard. It's more like falling down a mountain, But I quickly found that I did not enjoy being in a lab by myself all hours of day and night, much too social for that, so I just picked up and walked away. Basically, one day I gathered my stuff out of the lab and walked out and then I was, I don't know what I'm going to do, I have no idea, so I tried some other things. One of my friends from high school was trying to be an