002 – Joshua Todd James’ Conversations with Van Damme

In this episode of Fights with Friends, Paul and Steve take a deep dive into writing action with Joshua Todd James. Joshua is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, lifelong martial artist, and BJJ Black Belt behind JCVD’s Pound of Flesh (2015) and the upcoming Hulu feature Take Cover (2024), starring Scott Atkins. Our discussion begins with a breakdown of the bible fight from Pound of Flesh and springboards into Joshua’s career, the writing process, the importance of story and authenticity when writing action, what goes into getting a screenplay made, and so much more. You will not want to miss this one!

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