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Mixing Christmas and Horror: Interview with Rare Exports Writer/Director Jalmari Helander

Writer/Director Jalmari Helander delved deep into European lore to create Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, a delectably dark horror-fantasy about the people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who unfortunately discover the secret behind Santa Claus. In this interview by Joseph Proimakis from Quiet Earth, Helander discusses  coming up with the original screenplay idea, expanding his […]

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Aline Brosh McKenna on the Business of Screenwriting

“Young writers seem to forget that people in the industry are desperate for good material. The business isn’t constructed to keep you out of it, but to bring you into it. More than ever now, there are so many contests and agents and producers.  It’s a world that’s so desperate for good writers. So if […]

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Gordy Hoffman’s Screenwriting Sitdown – December 16th, 2014

Did you miss the December 16th live UStream of Gordy Hoffman’s Screenwriting Sitdown? Don’t worry, you can still watch the archived episode! This episode’s special guest is Dog Bowl star Marci Miller. Marci and Gordy talk about their journey making Dog Bowl, an official 2015 Sundance Film Festival selection.    Part One: Part Two:

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Adapting Into the Woods for the Screen

Into the Woods began as a Broadway musical created by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. For its film adaptation, Lapine was asked to return to the fairytale world he created in the 1980′s. In this SSN article by Zorianna Kit, Lapine discusses his adaptation process, working within Disney’s constraints, and his screenwriting journey. Read the […]

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Interview with Foxcatcher Screenwriters E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

Foxcatcher writers E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman talk about how they created a cohesive script from the true story of John du Pont. Read the New York Times interview by Cara Buckley here.