BA #189: Eric Heisserer

July 23, 2017 | 10:54 pm |

Eric Heisserer Podcast Interview

On the one-hundred and eighty-ninth Box Angeles writer Eric Heisserer (Lights Out, Hours) stops by Studio 309. He discusses his writing tricks, working at NASA, how he holds his reps accountable, and more!


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The BA #189 Breakdown
– Box rants horse cops.
– Drinking and rituals and hacks.
– Growing up in Norman, Oklahoma and consuming a lot of content.
– Playing with Legos and geeking out on computers.
– Moving to Houston after high school and working at NASA.
– Spending free time writing game ideas and buying Final Draft.
– Writing 12 screenplays and getting hip pocketed by a manager via a forum.
– Taking some meetings in LA and getting laid off.
– Sneakily making his original screenplay adapted and working as a video game beta tester.
– Getting in the Writer’s Guild, relationship with agent / managers and the origins of Arrival.
– Eric describes what he does in three words.
– Eric answers why show business, why Hollywood and his favorite part of LA.
– Eric discusses what content he consumes and who he’d like to work with.
– Eric’s favorite thing he has done (& least) and how he defines success.
– Choose your own adventure sign-off.


STUDIO BEER – Reel Brewery, Narcissus Kumquat IPA



For more Eric, catch the Oscar nominated Arrival he wrote and follow him on Twitter @HIGHzurrer.

An aspiring actor, Mike ‘Box’ Elder isn’t a fan of LA horse cops. Follow him @boxangeles.