Danny Strong is arguably America’s hottest screenwriter. His newest movie, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is #1 in America it’s first two weeks, and has received critical acclaim and significant Oscar buzz. Last year, he captured 2 Primetime Emmys with HBO’s “Game Change” documenting Sarah Palin’s run at the White House as McCain’s VP running mate. With the writing keys to the “Hunger Games” sequels and Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” (Starring Tom Hanks) in his hands, Danny is poised for an incredible close to 2013 and even brighter 2014. Not to mention, a potential Oscar nomination for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” in tow.
Here “The Lab NYC’s” Arthur Kade sits down with one of Hollywood’s brightest minds right after the commercial and critically acclaimed opening of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” to talk about writing the most talked about movie of 2013, the racial and societal implications of the film, the story of the real life Eugene Allen, the development of his creative process for screenwriting his projects, pursuing his acting career versus writing career, and much more!