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Backstory issue 24 – 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 24 – so – please check out a free PDF of our table of contents by clicking the link near the top right of this page.

Issue 24 contains plenty of in-depth interviews with top directors, screenwriters and comic book artists and is enhanced with multimedia elements plus full length scripts and excerpts for you to read!

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

A Few Backstory Issue 24 Highlights:

**Cover Story: Manchester by the Sea**

We love this film and know you’ll dig our in-depth coverage, which went live right as the film was released.

Manchester by the Sea: Screenwriter-director Kenneth Lonergan on the agony and ectsasy of writing his deeply troubled tales.

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

Ink Tales: Saving Grace
Grace Wilson discusses the creation of her moving and hilarious semi-autobiographical debut graphic novel.

The Pitch: The Notecard set for Arrival
Eric Heisserer explains and shares some of the materials he used to pitch Arrival.

BloodList Tales: The Live Ones
Alex Carl’s supernatural frightfest lands a coveted spot on the list that highlights the best horror specs of the year. Plus read the entire script!

TV DVR’d: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Max Landis does the impossible by adapting Doublas Adams’ beloved sci-fi novels into a sprawling, brilliant narrative for BBC America.

TV DVR’d: Luke Cage
Cheo Hodari Coker brings the groundbreaking superhero to life in a gritty, exciting series that’s the latest sucessful Netflix entry into the otherworldy Marvel Cinematic Universe.

TV DVR’d: Westworld
Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy on turning Michael Crichton’s 1970s sci-fi western into TV’s new obsession.

Current Cinema: Allied
Scribe Steven Knight on his long-gestating espionage thriller and the importance of being weird.

Current Cinema: Doctor Strange
Co-writer/director Scott Derrickson on breaking the Marvel mold to bring his favorite superhero comic character to life.

Current Cinema: Hacksaw Ridge
Writers Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight on the driving force within war hero Desmond Doss.

Current Cinema: Moana
Directors Ron Clements and John Musker along with screenwriter Jared Bush tell the tales that brought Disney’s latest heroine to life.

Current Cinema: Moana
Writer-Director Barry Jenkins on turning an unproduced stage play into one of the most highly praised films of the year.

Black List Tales: True Fan
John Whittington’s second script on the coveted compendium imagines what life was like for Cubs lover Steve Bartman after he altered the fate of his beloved franchise in 2003. Plus read the entire script!

Staged: In & Of Itself
Magician Derek DelGaudio chats about escaping the traditional magic-show setup by creating a highly personal and spellbinding narrative in his one-man show at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse.

The A.I. Screenwriter: Sunspring
Data scientist Ross Goodwin and director Oscar Sharp on the artificial intelligence creation named Benjamin who crafted their short film.Plus read the entire script and watch the film!

Backstory issue 24 delivers the spring read you’ve been craving!

Download or view a full issue 24 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 or 24 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 2016 – so please check back!

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


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