Atomic Monsoon #85: Making Movies with Alex George Pickering

Award-winning screenwriter Alex George Pickering (Fig, Efrain, Balcony) — who happens to be Andy’s cousin — joins Andy and Stephanie to talk about his film projects both past and future, announces a movie that just got optioned, and a couple semi-embarrassing childhood stories.

Alex George Pickering is an American screenwriter and producer who has pursued a passion for storytelling all his life. Born in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, Alex earned a B.A. in English with a writing concentration from Georgetown University and an M.F.A. in Cinema-Television Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Alex is best known as the writer of Ryan Coogler’s FIG, as seen on HBO, and as a writer for the animated series SWAMP TALK WITH SHREK AND DONKEY, PUSS IN BOOTS and KUNG FU PANDA for DreamWorksTV. He also wrote USC’s famous Fotokem Gold Award-winning film EFRAIN and was recently honored as a top 50 semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Presently, he is in pre-production on two feature films that he co-wrote with frequent writing partner Matthew Breault. Along with his writing endeavors, Alex also directs documentaries for organizations like LAUSD and LARAEC, and teaches film production and graphic arts in Los Angeles.

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