Unlike most tinsel town successes, Kevin Bisch
had to give up on a dream to make it in Hollywood.The scribe of the new comedy-romance Hitch had dreamed since he was a boy in Long Island of becoming a great magazine writer in New York.
But in 2000, after half a dozen years in the trade, the then associate editor for Details magazine
pursuit was a bust.
The revelation came when he
was required to meet with a cosmetics company pitching a new line of male makeup."They sat me down and asked me 'Kevin, what do you dislike most about your appearance?' and I just said, 'That's it,'" he
recalls."I realized that it's not 1968, and this is not Esquire
and I may not be Tom Wolfe."He left Details shortly thereafter and, under the tutelage of a screenwriting friend, set about learning the craft.
By spring of '01 he
was in L.A. and had sold Hitch.Bisch
spoke with the Writers Guild of America
, west about taking that fateful plunge, having a big-time movie bow, and how he
strives to write movies with universal appeal.