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 →
The Writer: Eric Roth got his film degree from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television (he attended at the same time as Jim Morrison), and went on to have an impressive career which continues to this day. His credits include Forrest Gump, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and The Curious Case of Benjamin... Continue Reading →
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 all time, and Unforgiven is... Continue Reading →
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, 80s, and 90s. Ramis was... Continue Reading →
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 in the history of the... Continue Reading →
Adam Sternbergh of The New York Times recently put together profiles of fourteen up and coming screenwriters. Each writer shares their top screenwriting tips. Take a look: It’s notable that many of these writers — most, in fact — also directed their own scripts (Bell, Bujalski, Chandor, Holofcener, Jonze, Linklater, Polley), and several also star... Continue Reading →
Frank Darabont has been consistently successful in this industry for the last 30 years.
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.