Mike graduated from Dickinson College in 2014 where he majored in English and spent all four years playing with the ultimate frisbee team, the Jive Turkeys. He wrote his thesis about Christopher Nolan and the auteur theory, so you may not want to watch movies with him. Mike now lives in Arlington, VA and works as a Marketing Coordinator for DPR Construction.
- by Mike Goemaat
- October 7, 2015
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- Interview: The Working Life
Reiss Clauson-Wolf (2013) and Julian Silver (2012) are graduates of Wesleyan University living in Los Angeles and striving to carve out screenwriting careers in the film industry. Right now, they are developing independent creative projects while working full-time industry jobs.
This interview took place on April 1, 2015.
MIKE: What was the inspiration to move out to Los Angeles?
REISS: For me, it was something that I always sort of knew I wanted to do: screenwriting specifically. The more I talked to people about that and discussed those ambitions, one of the things that kept coming up was the idea that LA is the only place you can do that professionally with any sort of degree of success. I mean, New York is always an option because there is the television community and, in terms of production, the writer’s room. A lot of New York writers work for television shows, but the big screenwriters live in LA. So at the end of the day, the process of elimination drew me here.…Continue Reading