DB 007: Hollywood Writers Jonny Umansky And Zach Hyatt On Being Writing Partners And Achieving Success In Hollywood

In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Jonny Umansky and Zach Hyatt, best friends from childhood and now successful writing partners in Hollywood.  Their movie “Legends of Hidden Temple” premieres on Nickelodeon on November 26, 2016 at 8pm ET. Jonny and Zach share their inspiration story from being up-and-coming writers chasing their dream to becoming successful writers in Hollywood.


  • What it means to be a writing partner and how Jonny and Zach work together.
  • How Jonny and Zach deal with rejection of their work, which happens a lot in Hollywood.
  • What Jonny and Zach do when they disagree on a storyline.
  • How Jonny and Zach overcome Writer’s Block.
  • How Jonny and Zach took their favorite show growing up and adapted it to a movie.
  • How writing for a movie is different than writing a book.


In this episode, Jonny and Zach share how they have worked together to become better storytellers. We thought it would be fun to challenge you and a friend to work together to come up with a story. It can be a written story or perhaps a fun skit you create for your family. The idea is to work together with a friend to come up with the idea, both contribute your ideas to developing the storyline.  We even created a fun invitation that you can use to ask your friend to participate in this challenge with you. The invite can be customized with your faces and names, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.

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