Screenwriting and Showbiz Tales on Sly, Denzel and Miley

BTS with Sascha Penn: Screenwriting and Showbiz Tales on Sly, Denzel and Miley

Los Angeles, CA, (May 1, 2024): Screenwriter and showrunner Sascha Penn continues to blaze trails in Hollywood with his unparalleled storytelling and cinematic mastery. Celebrated for his work on blockbusters like Creed II and The Magnificent Seven, as well as the hit Starz series, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” Penn’s creative vision has consistently translated into both critical acclaim and box office success.

Join Penn on this week’s “Hollywood at Home” as he delves into the art of screenwriting, sharing the wisdom he’s accumulated from working with icons such as Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington, and Michael B. Jordan. Penn offers a rare glimpse into the intricacies of show development—from the initial pitch to the final cut—and the dynamic process of bringing a script to life on screen.

Don’t miss this exclusive episode recounting his diverse experiences, from orchestrating Hannah Montana concerts to strategizing marketing campaigns for the New York Knicks. Tune in for an inspiring journey through the lens of a visionary shaping the future of entertainment.

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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Sascha Penn: 

Pitching Creed II to Stallone: “I was sitting with Sylvester Stallone and Irwin Winkler…who produced Goodfellas. Between the two of them, that’s about as close to Hollywood royalty as we get at this particular moment in time.”

Denzel and The Magnificent Seven: “There was a line of dialogue that I was like, ‘Man, that’s not the best line I’ve ever seen…I wonder how Denzel is going to do this.’ Of course, he does it and it’s like the best version of that line reading that has ever existed in the universe…He took it and turned it into something spectacular.”

Auditioning Mekai Curtis and Patina Miller: “Mekai came in and he gave the character this sort of sensitivity and depth that I don’t know that we totally expected…He just showed us something that we didn’t know was there. Patina flew to LA and she read for it as soon as she started doing it, and it was a wrap…I don’t think there’s any actress on TV doing better work than Patina Miller.” 

Early concert days with Miley Cyrus: “We did the live concert performances for “Hannah Montana.”…It was crazy because no one knew if it was gonna work. It was so funny too, because we had her [Cyrus] performing on this stage, and we populated the venue with kids and stuff like that. They had no idea who Miley Cyrus was. So these kids were kind of like, ‘Who the hell is this?’ Miley Cyrus was nobody, and it’s kind of amazing to look back at it now and say, ‘Wow, that was how it all started.”

More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at

Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Grace Caroline Currey (Shazam!), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency, “Luke Cage”), among others.

More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit

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