Our good friend Ken Aguado has put together a handy new guide for screenwriters who have their sights set on adaptation but have no idea how to actually go about acquiring the rights to their favorite IP. Based On: A Non-Lawyer’s Guide to Acquiring Film and Televisions Rights from Everywhere, is available on Smashwords for... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Having your film make it to the big screen is a dream come true for any writer/director. Having three films show in theaters within a week of each other is a bit absurd, but it couldn’t happen to a nicer, more thoughtful and unique artist than Patrick Wang. I previously had... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with screenwriter and producer David Paterson about adapting novels and plays into screenplays. His latest film, The Great Gilly Hopkins, is an adaptation of the novel by the same name. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here... Continue Reading →
An interview with the writer of the upcoming film, Indignation, on his writing process, screenplays that aren't over-written, and the violence of adapting great books. by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) James Schamus embodies what many desire to be in the world of film. He works with legendary directors. He’s been nominated for Academy Awards. He produces. He... Continue Reading →
In this recent interview, Kaufman offers his perspective on screenwriting and the business of film.
I know he's not exactly everyone's cup of tea, but I think Charlie Kaufman is an absolute genius. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malcovich -- all brilliant.