Joe Eszterhas was once the highest paid screenwriter in the business.
Joe Eszterhas is one of the most financially successful screenwriters of all time.
Screenwriters are supposed to be neither seen nor heard. I certainly violated that rule. Among others.
From a writing point of view, you now have teams of screenwriters working with a director. What’s lost in the process is the power of that one heart, brain, gut and soul that makes something an original piece of writing.