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Backstory issue 26 – is now live on the iPad!

(all versions – even the mini)

**We publish the full magazine exclusively on the iPad** Yet we hope to have full magazine on the web soon! Right here in fact – for now we hope you will peek inside our Issue 1 and Issue 2 samples to see the types of interviews we do with writers and directors! (look for the link on the top right of this page)

For you folks with iPads – There’s a ton of great pieces in issue 26 – so – please check out a free PDF of our table of contents by clicking the link near the top right of this page.

Issue 26 contains plenty of in-depth interviews with top directors, cinematographers, composers, song writers, screenwriters and comic book writers and is enhanced with multimedia elements plus full length scripts and excerpts for you to read!

The twenty sixth issue of Backstory is jam packed with full-length interviews from today’s most innovative storytellers and includes:

A Few Backstory Issue 26 Highlights:

It’s Our Oscar Issue!!

We know you’ll dig our in-depth coverage!


Jackie: Screenwriter Noah Oppenheim goes from the newsroom to the big screen with a haunting portrayal of the iconic First Lady’s most trying days.

ALSO: You’ll love these other in-depth storytelling pieces

Inside The 2016 Nicholl Competition: The Magnificent Six
Discover the courageous writers and spirited scripts that got face time with the Academy’s sought-after fellowships.

Blacklist Tales: Saving Charlie Chaplin
Justin Shady blends action, comedy, Chaplin and Hitler in his latest spec, named one of Hollywood’s best unproduced scripts of the year. Plus read the entire script!

Ink Tales: The One Hundred Nights of Hero
Writer-illustrator Isabel Greenberg crafts a layered masterpiece of a second graphic novel about sisterhood, love and the power of storytelling.

The iam8bit Gallery: Sequel 2
Swipe through an inventive gallery of posters for sequels we’d all love to see from the recent follow-up to this popular series.

Hit List Tales: The One Hundred Nights of Hero
Calvin Starnes’ gripping heist film lands itself on the Tracking Board’s lauded compendium of best spec scripts.

TV DVR’d: The OA: The Writer-Director
Zal Batmanlij on his journey of co-writing and directing the wildly creative new series.

TV DVR’d: The OA: The Writer-Actor
Brit Marling examines her creative process behind and in front of the camera for the popular Netflix series.

TV DVR’d: Star Wars Rebels
Exec producer/head writer Henry Gilroy and story editor Steven Melching take the Ghost crew into the animated series’ third and most expansive season.

Current Cinema: 20th Century Women
Writer-director Mike Mills on the fine line between telling an autobiographical tale and knowing when to fictionalize.

Current Cinema: Gold
Patrick Massett and John Zinman on penning the Matthew McConaughey–starring tale based on a real-life mining and financial scandal.

Current Cinema: Hidden Figures
Writer Allison Schroeder and director Theodore Melfi delve deep into the art of adapting Margot Lee Shetterly’s book.

Current Cinema: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Scribe Gary Whitta on collaborating with visual-effects artist/co–story creator John Knoll and director Gareth Edwards to bring one of the season’s most popular films to the big screen.

Current Cinema: Why Him?
Writer-director John Hamburg and co-writer Ian Helfer on mixing outrageous laughs with a timely spin on a familiar premise for their new comedy.

The Awards Season Read
Courtesy of the studios, read the scripts for all the awards
season contenders.

Backstory issue 25 delivers the winter read you’ve been craving!

Download or view a full issue 25 Table of Contents PDF by clicking on it on the top right of this page!

TO READ THE MAGAZINE RIGHT NOW: Type Backstory into the iPad App store and you can download the Backstory app for free.

Once you’ve downloaded the app – it will open in your Apple newsstand and when you touch the cover, it will then open the app offering you issue 01 for free (for a limited time) or issues 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 or 25 for $4.99 each.

If you want to save some money, please consider subscribing!

If you do not own an iPad – stay tuned for updates! We will be launching a fully interactive web version RIGHT HERE in 2017 – so please check back!

—Thank you for helping spread the word and remember the app and Issue 01 are still free on the iPad!—