Interview with Writer-Directer and CineStory Alum Daniel Barnz

When Daniel Barnz heard his name announced as the grand-prize winner of CineStory’s annual screenwriting awards for his screenplay Phoebe in Wonderland in 1996, he was thrilled.

“I remember this really vividly. We were in this auditorium, and they were announcing the winners. Mine was the last name that was called,” Barnz said. “It was very suspenseful, and I felt elated, because it was the first competition that I had ever won as a screenwriter.”

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