Mike Birbiglia on workshopping your screenplay.

Mike Birbiglia on Workshopping Your Screenplay

Mike Birbiglia on Workshopping Your Screenplay

Risks and rewards of the creative life.
July 26 2016 1:25 PM

Mike Birbiglia on Workshopping Your Screenplay and Don’t Think Twice

The comedian and filmmaker talks about the group readings at his apartment that helped shape his new movie.

Mike Birbiglia at Union Hall, Park Slope, BK on June 29, 2012.
Mike Birbiglia at Union Hall in Brooklyn, June 29, 2012.

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Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker. His latest film, produced alongside This American Life’s Ira Glass, is Don’t Think Twice and is out for limited release this week. Today, Mike talks about workshopping the script for Don’t Think Twice (5:00), how he absorbs story notes (16:00), and how fatherhood changed his priorities and his writing (23:00). Plus, he discusses how he tries to find a balance between being selfish and selfless (30:00) and how long the good feeling of making people laugh actually lasts (43:00).

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Brian Koppelman is a filmmaker (Rounders, Solitary Man), essayist, and podcaster. His latest project is the upcoming Showtime series Billions.