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Five Questions with Ken Hoyd, Screenwriter and EP of ‘Long Division’

The Chicago-made drama Long Division is now available for your viewing pleasure on Tubi. On the heels of this exciting premiere, Screenwriter and Executive Producer Ken Hoyd (pictured here with lead actor Barry Brewer) stopped by for a thoroughly entertaining round of Five Questions with SCREEN. Let’s get to it!

SCREEN: What will audiences appreciate or enjoy most about Long Division?

KEN: Hopefully, a lot. However, two things primarily. One, to be reminiscent of what a monumentally unique moment in time the Covid Pandemic was. At what other point in history we’re everyone on earth experiencing the same thing at the same time. Secondly, how challenging it is to keep one’s humanity in the midst of dealing with pain.

Here’s your first look at Long Division and here’s your link to watch the full feature for free on Tubi today

SCREEN: If you could be a contestant on any game show in television history, what would it be?

KEN: Easy. Press Your Luck dressed as George Michael. That way I can yell “NO WHAMMYS” in character.

SCREEN: Your favorite restaurant in Chicago?

KEN: Cleo’s Southern Cuisine. Love the Creole Crab Mac and Cheese.

Take us with you, Ken! Here’s a look at the vast and delicious offerings at Cleo’s…

SCREEN: If you could play any superhero in a major motion picture, who would it be?

KEN: Luke Cage. I love the dark and flawed heroes.

SCREEN: What is your go-to karaoke song?

KEN: Without fail, “Tender Love” by the Force MD’s. The came out as rappers in the 80’ but went to create some of the most beautiful R&B ballads ever heard. Who knew?

Ken, this one’s for you, let it rip…

BONUS QUESTIONS!

SCREEN: What is your most prized possession?

KEN: My memory. Before, entering the world of film, I was a sports attorney. The people, places and events I’ve been exposed to are priceless.

SCREEN: What’s that TV show you’re a little embarrassed to admit you love to watch?

KEN: The Young and The Restless. Started using it as my background noise in high school because my role model, Isaiah Thomas (who is a graduate of the same high school) said he watched it to relax after practice. Been watching ever since. I used to tape every episode while away, now I just DVR.

Here’s a clip for ya, Ken, enjoy!

SCREEN: Best advice you’ve ever been given?

KEN: “Nothing beats a Quitter but a Tryer.”

Thanks for playing, Ken! To enjoy Long Division today for free on Tubi, click right here.

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