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Interview with Hotplate Productions Josh Gold & Lowell Cauffiel (Pt. 1)

Feb 21, 2010

  Lowell Cauffiel - Novelist, TV Writer

Lowell Cauffiel, born in Michigan, is an American writer and TV producer. An award-winning reporter with the Detroit News and Detroit Monthly Magazine in the 1970s and 1980s, Cauffiel began his bookwriting career in 1988 with Masquerade: A True Story of Seduction, Compulsion and Murder. That title, and his 1997 New York Times bestseller House of Secrets, have appeared on many critics' lists of the best works in American true crime. As a nonfiction author, he's known for his meticulous research and accuracy, delivered in novel-like, page-turner style. Thematically, Cauffiel's books often explore how people embrace popular trends and exalt American values to hide their dark intentions and destructive acts.

 

In the mid 1990s, Cauffiel also turned his attention to crime novels, publishing three fiction titles. He credits the off-beat humor and high-contrast scenes found in his fiction to his years spent as a reporter in the volatile streets of Detroit and the many years he worked as a blues guitarist in smoky Motor City nightclubs.

 

Lowell's most recently sold a TV pilot to Warner Bros. called "Detroit 310."

 

  Josh Gold - Television Executive

After finishing at the University of Texas, Josh Gold worked in production in Austin, TX on such films as THE ROOKIE, THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE, and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE before moving to Los Angeles. He started his development career with producer Gavin Polone ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Panic Room") before working as an executive for director Todd Phillips (OLD SCHOOL, THE HANGOVER), where he developed comedies at his Warner Bros.-based production company. Currently, Josh is President of WB-based Hotplate Productions. He has set up television shows at CBS, Fox Studios and NBC, and is currently casting the company's first feature film, JACK KNIFE, after securing independent financing for the film.

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Interview with Hotplate Productions Josh Gold & Lowell Cauffiel (Pt. 1) - Interview Interview Discussion


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Lonna wrote
at Mar 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM
Where in Michigan does Lowell Cauffiel hail from? I have family in Battle Creek, formerly in Grand Rapids.
Lonna wrote
at Mar 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM
Where in Michigan does Lowell Cauffiel hail from? I have family in Battle Creek, formerly in Grand Rapids.
PennyJM: Reply
at Feb 02, 2011 - 11:25 PM
That's got to be a record.. A whole year for a response!
Yes, but they will consumate their relationship.
After that, things change, but some tension has to remain until
the HEA.
eindianos: The Hunt
at Mar 29, 2010 - 6:17 PM
How is the hunt going?
derekchristopher: Lowell Cauffiel
at Mar 16, 2010 - 10:25 PM
Hi folks. Derek with StoryLogue here. Just a quick update that Lowell stopped by the LA seminar this past weekend and mentioned USA Network is now in the hunt for his show "Detroit 310." We'll keep you posted.
tcarb wrote
at Feb 26, 2010 - 7:04 PM
Bob, in the discussion with Lowell you mention a technique for helping to develop characters called polarization. Could not find it in your book, although you cover the Mind Worm and Cast Design in your chapter on character. Can you elaborate please?
Georgia: Where are the women?
at Feb 26, 2010 - 9:11 AM
Very nice interviews, but it would be nice to hear from the other half, occasionally.
PennyJM: Sexual Tension
at Feb 23, 2010 - 2:48 PM
In novel writing, how is sexual tension between characters created?

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