[Video]: Creativity and Copying

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Have you ever noticed how films concerned with similar themes will be written and produced almost simultaneously (Antz and A Bug’s Life, Interstellar and Gravity, Hitchcock and The Girl)? Ideas do not occur in a vaccuum – instead, they spring from the zeitgeist of the moment, the shared consciousness of society and culture. Everything Is […]

[Video]: Directors Roundtable December ’14

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Angelina Jolie (Unbroken), Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) discuss their new films, open up about ethics, fears, family and what drives them: “We’re all kind of control freaks, right?” If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. […]

Best of the Web 8 Feb

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Script Perfection :: Bollywood Ocars: Best Screenplay, Dialogue & Best Story :: The Winning Screenwriters Are… :: How To Stay Invested In The 2015 Oscars Pitching & Selling :: ‘Imitation Game’ Wins Scripter Award For Adapted Screenplay :: ‘Gravity’ Lawsuit is a Problem for Writers in Hollywood: Best of the Rest :: Sundance Awards 2015 […]

Best of the Web 1 Feb

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Script Perfection :: 42 Essential 3rd Act Twists: :: Justice League Movie: Script Ready But Too Complicated :: Seth Grahame-Smith Makes Everyone Look Lazy Best of the Rest :: Star Wars Stand-Alone Film Selects Weitz As Screenwriter :: Edgar Wright Pens Oliver Twist Sequel Screenplay :: Jurassic Park Was “By No Means a Sure Thing” […]

[Video]: Richard Linklater on Boyhood

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Boyhood is one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2014, coupling an engaging story with themes of the current zeitgeist – divorce, responsibility, single parenthood. Screenwriter and director Richard Linklater sits down with Vice Magazine to discuss how he took pensive daydreams and created an Academy Award nominated film. If you liked this, check […]

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