The Writers Guild Foundation interviewed two time Academy Award winning screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, Marathon Man, Misery, The Princess Ride) in 2010.
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“I thought, gosh, that’s so interesting. It’s such a conflict that’s got equal arguments on both sides and I thought gosh that’s a great basis for a drama. So that was about eight years ago and I’ve been sort of nodding away on it since.”
Here is The Wrap’s talk with Nicole Taylor, writer of Wild Rose, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“What I do with writing action is I write everything I want you to see in the order that I want you to see it. So my action sequence tend to be long in their description and incredibly boring to read. There’s nothing more boring than reading a car chase. But you write that out because you want to communicate to your crew. It’s not really meant for anybody else to read. It’s a very dry, technical document. The helicopter chase was another instance where the script form of the helicopter chase was an afterthought to figuring out what exactly is the helicopter chase.”
The /Film Daily podcast interviewed Bart Layton, writer-director of American Animals.
The Star Wars Show speaks with Solo: A Star Wars Story screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Body Heat, The Big Chill) and Jonathan Kasdan (Dawson's Creek).
Paul Thomas Anderson on writing 'Phantom Thread':
"The story was a little bit more fully formed than I'm making it out to be. There was the idea that there was a very strong willed man and a woman who enters his life, and what happens when they discover that, when he's weak he's at his best in terms of the relationship, and how that affects their future."
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Jordan Peele ('Get Out'), Anthony McCarten ('Darkest Hour'), Aaron Sorkin ('Molly's Game'), Fatih Akin ('In the Fade'), Emily V. Gordon ('The Big Sick'), and Darren Aronofsky ('mother!') to discuss screenwriting and more as we head in to the Academy Awards.
Deadline Hollywood sat down for a talk with author, screenwriter, and director Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Beauty and the Beast, Wonder).
After a screening of the film at AFI Fest 2017, the American Film Institute held a Q&A with Sebastián Lelio, co-writer and director of 'A Fantastic Woman.' and the film's star Daniela Vega.
BAFTA interviews screenwriter Vinay Patel as one of their Breakthrough Brits for 2016.
"One quiet night over Christmas in his technician job at the Met Film School, Vinay began manoeuvring himself around the kit room in a trolley with a boom pole for a punt and he knew something had to change. He’d always enjoyed writing, so that seemed like the most natural thing to do.
In 2011, Vinay graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA in writing and was initially attracted to the stage as a place to write and produce his own material. His first break came in 2014 with True Brits, a play juxtaposing the elation of London 2012 with the devastation of 7/7, that led to his selection for the Bush/Kudos TV writing scheme and to an original short commission for BBC iPlayer. Then, in 2015, he was unexpectedly invited to discuss joining BBC’s honour killing drama Murdered By My Father. Having written nothing full-length for television, he recalls thinking “there’s no way I’ll get it. But I met them on a Friday, and on the Monday I was announced as the project’s writer.”
As he works on his next single drama for BBC, Vinay says “I wish I’d been bolder and had the courage to write at a younger age. To anybody unsure about writing, you’ll never know unless you try!”"
GoldDerby interviewed screenwriter Nicholas Martin about his work on Florence Foster Jenkins, the upcoming movie about the socialite who wanted to be an opera singer despite having a terrible singing voice.
Florence Foster Jenkins, directed by Stephen Frears, and starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, was released in August 2016.