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BAFTA Screenwriters Lecture: David S. Goyer

Screenwriter David S. Goyer (Dark City, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) gives a BAFTA Screenwriters Lecture about his first script, writing for TV and why persistence pays off.    

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The Business of Screenwriting: An Interview with Terry Rossio

Screenwriter Terry Rossio has co-written (with writing partner Ted Elliot) some of the most successful American films in the past fifteen years. With works such as Aladdin, Shrek, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise on his resume, Rossio has successfully learned how to navigate not only the writing of an entertaining screenplay but also […]

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Screenwriters Share their Tricks for Writing Memorable Screenplays

  In this article by Adam Sternbergh from The New York Times, a select group of screenwriters share what inspired them to pursue screenwriting as a career and their secrets to writing memorable scripts. Featured screenwriters are: Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha) Andrew Bujalski (Hanah Takes the Stairs, Funny Ha Ha, Computer Chess) Ethan Hawke (Before […]

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Terry Rossio on Writing

  “Bad writers are bad because they stop too soon. In fact, let’s take a step back. The only quality, I think, that marks the writer as different from everyone else is simply an unwillingness to quit. Others give up when they learn writing is hard; the writer struggles on.    When I sit down in front of the […]

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2015 Academy Awards Nominations

  The 2015 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 22nd. Here are this year’s screenwriting nominees:   BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:   American Sniper – Written by Jason Hall   The Imitation Game – Written by Graham Moore   Inherent Vice – Written by Paul Thomas Anderson   The Theory of Everything – Written […]