Born in Vienna, Billy Wilder started out as a newspaperman, and fled to America to escape the Nazi occupation. He had already started his forays into screenwriting that would lead him to working as a writer and later director of some of the Hollywood's most famous and successful films. In this book, he talks about… Continue reading Biography of The Month: Nobody’s Perfect: Billy Wilder, A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler
Q & A with Nicolas Martin, writer of Florence Foster Jenkins from Hermione Flavia on Vimeo. Hi guys, little treat for you. I managed to catch a great short interview, Q&A style with the writer of the film Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and directed by Stephen Frears. It's an interesting… Continue reading Screenwriter Nicolas Martin on his new film Florence Foster Jenkins.
K9 was one of my favourite films when I was a kid. I was a sucker for anything with a dog in it, but it was a very funny, buddy cop film. Scott Myers, who wrote this script, as well as over 30 others for the major Hollywood studios, also writes for the Blacklist blog,… Continue reading 1, 2, 7, 14: Scott’s Myers simple method for better writing practice.
Every year, film studios and production companies release their best scripts ahead of award season for consideration. This means that you get to read some of the best scripts of the year! Reading scripts is a really great way to get insight into script writing and film making, seeing how the words on the page… Continue reading Top Hollywood film scripts released for awards season, and where to read them.
I think a lot of people find that writing is a cathartic process. I know I've written about it here before, because this is very true for me. I guess getting your thoughts out onto the page can really help clarify your feelings. But I've come across some talk recently about the way in which… Continue reading How Writing a Script is Good for Your Health.
“I write original screenplays every year besides the movies I get made, and I just put them away. Write what makes you excited, and if it makes you excited, and you’re any good, it will excite somebody else. And if it doesn’t excite them to buy it, it will excite them to let you write… Continue reading A Quote For The Day…