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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva, Skip Engblom HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Lords of Dogtown"  photo
Lords of Dogtown
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
May 15, 2005
Stacy Peralta & Tony Alva & Skip Engblom – Lords of Dogtown

Q1: Why did you want to retell this story in a movie after the documentary?
SP: This actually came first. After the Spin Magazine article in 1999 about us we were asked to sell our life rights to the story and that's what propelled me to do the documentary. We did the documentary thinking it might get a second tier cable TV run, but it ended up getting an international release. The producers who got hold of the fictional project asked me if I would come back and write this thing. I talked to Skip and Tony and the rest and said I would only do it with their permission and they said that we should give it a shot. We look at it that the documentary was telling or sharing a story and this is more showing what happened.

Q2: Did you send versions of the screenplay to them for approval?
SP: Never. None of them read the screenplay until Catherine came on board.

Q3: And they just gave it their blessing?
SP: Yes, whi...

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