Kurtzman and Orci discuss how their partnership grew out of a college creative writing class. Kurtzman brought Orci onboard the writing staff of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys where they eventually became show runners. Their collaboration with J.J. Abrams began writing and producing on Alias, the feature film Mission Impossible III and continues on the new Fox series Fringe, debuting September 9.That's how the press release bills the show. However, what the press release doesn't say is that a good third of the program is devoted soley to a Q&A on Fringe. Having seen it, it's a must see for Fringe fans, and I'd further recommend it to--fans of Transformers, Mission Impossible III, Star Trek, etc--anyone who has ever seen the names Kurtzman and Orci a second, third and fourth time, and wondered, who are these guys and why are they writing all my favorite stuff?
“Alex and Roberto reveal to our film students how writing spec scripts got them to the next level in television,” commented Adam Lewinson, VP of Programming. “They share the secrets of their success as a writing and producing team who have proven to be hugely successful while working on multiple projects simultaneously.”
By Edward 8/29/2008 02:12:00 PM Categories: Alex Kurtzman, Fringe, Interview, J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci
This Sunday, August 31 at 7:30pm ET (4:30pm PT) Fox Movie Channel will feature Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci on their half-hour series, Life After Film School. The Fringe Co-Creators, Writers and Executive Producers will be interviewed by aspiring student filmmakers Codie Elaine Brooks, Katie Lovejoy and Oren Peleg.