Screenwriter Profile: Tom McCarthy

The Writer: Tom McCarthy is a successful writer, director, and actor. He is the creative force behind Spotlight, which he both co-wrote and directed. He's been nominated for three Oscars -- one for directing Spotlight, another for writing it, and one for developing the story for Up. Credits: Spotlight (written by) - 2015 The Cobbler... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Profile: Abi Morgan

The Writer: Abi Morgan has had some of the biggest dramatic hits of the last five years with her scripts for Shame, Suffragette, and The Iron Lady. These days, the British writer spends much of her time executive producing River, a UK drama that she created and has written every episode of. She got her start... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Profile: Katie Dippold

The Writer: Katie Dippold is one of the top comedy writers of the day. She started out as a staff writer for Mad TV, and now she's the scribe behind the highly-anticipated all-female Ghostbusters reboot, along with director Paul Feig. She also wrote seven episodes on one of our all-time favorite shows, Parks and Recreation.... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Profile: Lawrence Kasdan

The Writer: Lawrence Kasdan is the writer of some of the best, most loved movies of the last forty years. He's at the heart of the Star Wars franchise -- he wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as well as the upcoming seventh installment, The Force Awakens -- and he penned Raiders... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Profile: Richard Linklater

The Writer: Richard Linklater is a genius. Period. He's one of the most innovative writers and directors working in film today, as his recent film Boyhood certainly attests. (If you haven't seen Boyhood yet, go to a theater right now. It's that good. And if you have the script, please, please send it to me.)... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Profile: Scott Frank

The Writer: Scott Frank is one of those writers whose name you should definitely know. He's up there with the greats like Woody Allen, Billy Wilder, and the Epsteins. A few years back, Scott gave a great lecture for BAFTA that is well worth the listen. In it, you'll get Scott's rules of screenwriting. Scott... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Profile: Joss Whedon

The Writer: Joss Whedon is one of the most inventive writer/directors working in Hollywood today. He's known for his strong female characters, his love of monsters, and the clever way he mashes genres together to create compelling, highly entertaining stories. Joss is the creative mind behind such cult classic TV shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Profile: Michael Arndt

The Writer: Michael Arndt has one of those careers that I think most screenwriters would love to emulate. He was a Nicholl semifinalist in 1991 and 2001 before winning the Best Screenplay Oscar for Little Miss Sunshine. He wrote Toy Story 3, perhaps the most beloved animated film of our generation, and he's also had major... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Profile: Akiva Goldsman

The Writer: Akiva Goldsman is one of the more prolific writers working in Hollywood today. He's been writing hit films since the early 90s, and now also produces many of his own films. On occasion, he even takes a bit role in his films (how fun would that be??) An expert at adapting novels, Goldsman... Continue Reading →

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