Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (The Informant!) Talks with Oscar Winner Oorlagh George for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

At the Sundance Labs, one of Hollywood's best screenwriters shares his wisdom with a young Academy Award winner starting out as a director.

The latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast was recorded earlier this summer at the Sundance Resort, where the Sundance Screenwriters Lab took place. In conversation are lab mentor Scott Z. Burns, a regular collaborator with Stephen Soderbergh, and lab fellow Oorlagh George, who won an Oscar for producing her father Terry George’s 2012 short The Shore, as they share stories from trenches, screenwriting wisdom — and a very memorable Bob Dylan story. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at

The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink

Scott Z. Burns is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. Burns’ work includes screenplays for The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant!, Contagion and Side Effects. His films The Informant!, Contagion and Side Effects were directed by Steven Soderbergh. He worked as a producer on Side Effects and An Inconvenient Truth and has directed a number of short films including Sex Scientists, What We Take from Each Other and Don’t I Know.