The Writer: David Webb Peoples is the writer behind three of my favorite films of all time: Blade Runner, 12 Monkeys, and Unforgiven. His resume is on the short side compared to some, but his scripts are absolute masterpieces. Blade Runner is considered one of the best sci-fi films of
The Writer: Harold Ramis passed away a few days ago, and the world got a little less funny. You probably remember Ramis as one of the Ghostbusters, but you may not know that Ramis co-wrote the Ghostbusters script in addition to many of the most iconic comedies of the 70s,
The Writer: Emma Thompson is usually thought of primarily as an actress, but she is also one of the most successful female screenwriters out there. In fact, she’s the only person (not just woman) to have won an Oscar for both acting and screenwriting. She’s one of only 8 women
Frank Darabont has been consistently successful in this industry for the last 30 years.
Writing team Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio are the highest grossing screenwriters of all time.
Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah are the powerhouse duo behind some of the biggest “chick flicks” of the last fifteen years.
William Goldman gave a great interview in which he talks about how little talent he had as a young writer trying to sell short stories.
The Writer: Stanley Kubrick is widely considered one of the best writers and directors of all time and is particularly respected for his ability to master an obscenely wide range of film genres. His films range from suspense (The Shining) to science fiction (2001: A Space Odyssey) to comedy (Dr.
Joe Eszterhas is one of the most financially successful screenwriters of all time.
Ben Hecht won the first ever Oscar given for screenwriting (at the time the category was called “Best Original Story”) in 1927.