03/25/2011 03:32 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Oscar Nominee Pen Densham on 'Overcoming Writer's Block'

Pen Densham is one of my new favorite people.  You know him best as the head of Trilogy Entertainment, a writer/producer of such films as Robin Hood.  His production company is one of the most trusted and respected companies in the entertainment industry and yet he has not allowed that (nor his two Oscar nominations) to go to his head.  Here is a gentleman who is always on the look out to create and to give back.  Despite the Hollywood hoopla, he knows when the lights dim, and the red carpet is rolled up, the writer (which he prides himself to be first and foremost) must roll up his sleeves and write.

But what do you do when you're stuck? What do you do when you're no longer on a roll? Densham wrote an incredible book on the subject, that I highly recommend called Riding the Alligator. And in our interview with him today, he gives solid advice on what you can do if you are battling with writer's block and so much more.