Brian Klugman is a filmmaker and actor. Born in Philadelphia, he has been living and working in Los Angeles the last 25 years. His first feature, The Words which he wrote with Lee Sternthal starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, and Dennis Quaid premiered in 2012. His next feature Baby, Baby, Baby which he wrote, directed and also stars in recently premiered at the 2015 Austin Film Festival where it won the Jury Comedy Vanguard awards.
How did you break in or get your start in screenwriting? I have always written and always loved the film business, but as an actor you have to wait for someone else to let you do your job, so I started writing. Writing was something I could always do on my own and I just happened to fall in love with it.
What’s the hardest scene or project you’ve ever had to write? How did you navigate the challenge? Writing action is challenging. I usually try to paint the character into a corner and then see if there is a way to get them out of an impossible situation. I tend to think that whatever I‘m working on in that moment is the hardest the most challenging project until I finish and start the next one.