Interview with Screenwriter Joel Stern (THE WAITING ROOM)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Joel Stern: 64-year-old Bill Egan, a crusty Alcatraz corrections officer, suffers a heart attack following the escape of famed prisoner Frank Morris. Shortly after, Egan finds himself in a waiting room along with a one-armed Medal of Honor award winner-turned hitman, a ditzy bank teller and a Bronx street hood.

From different time periods, together they piece together the events that brought them there.

Little do they know… they are about to face the ultimate judgement.

“The Waiting Room” was inspired by several real-life events.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Suspense, comedy

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The Waiting Room provides a humorous look into the gray zone between life and death

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Scary funny

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your…

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