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Writing for the Screen by Anna Weinstein

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Starting over in America

From Writing to Directing and Back Again

▶ An Interview With Kirsten Sheridan

Kirsten Sheridan has directed three feature films: Disco Pigs (2001), August Rush (2007), and Dollhouse (2012). She co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay In America (2002) with her sister, Naomi Sheridan, and her father, Jim Sheridan. In 2013, she moved with her family to Los Angeles to pursue a career in US television and features.

After several moves from Ireland to the States and back again, Sheridan is accustomed to picking up and starting anew. She explains her most recent decision to move back to the United States, why she’s choosing to stick with screenwriting over directing for now, and why she opened her acting studio in Ireland after ...

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