TWoP: I had finished watching your film the other day and then literally two minutes later there was a piece on the news where Hillary Clinton was saying how every vote counts. Some things just never change and voting procedures are still very relevant and topical now.
DS: I don't think it will ever go away, and I think the message of the film is that our elections are supposed to be fair and we need to do better.
TWoP: So you aren't surprised that voting is again a hot button topic with Obama/Hillary?
DS: In a close election... he's clearly in the lead, she's still staying the game and you'll always have that in a close election. I don't think there is anything more bitter in American politics than a close election.
TWoP: Is there a screenplay coming from you on the Democratic primaries of 2008?
DS: [Laughs] So many people ask me that. It is really funny. I don't think I'm going to be doing an election movie any time soon. I think I've had my fill of electoral law.
TWoP: Are you working on any other writing projects?
DS: Yeah, I'm writing the story of Brown vs. the Board of Education this summer. Gary Ross is attached to direct. I'm really excited about it. It is a beautiful, beautiful story and I hope to do it justice.
TWoP: Are you knee deep in legal books for that one?
DS: Yeah! Exactly.
TWoP: As far as your writing are you sticking to non-fiction, or will you ever delve into fiction?
DS: I'll do anything that gets me excited. My goal isn't so much genre, or fact-based or not fact-based. I just want to work on projects that I think could be great. This story, Brown vs. the Board of Education, I think can be wonderful if we get it right.
TWoP: You mentioned that you liked watching Jay film. Is directing in your future?
DS: Without a doubt. That is absolutely the goal. That's not the immediate goal, but hopefully in the next five years I can direct a film. Jay really inspired me to do this.
TWoP: Are we ever going to see you on screen again?
DS: Probably. I definitely have become more selective because the writing career is so time-consuming.
TWoP: So maybe not a regular series.
DS: Probably not a regular on a TV show. I don't think I'd have the time to do that now. But if cool stuff comes my way... I am definitely not quitting acting.