by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) In 2015, women made up only 9% of all directors on the top 250 films, according to San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. That number dropped in 2016 to only 7%. Despite lots of discussion in Hollywood circles, the number of women directors remains abysmally... Continue Reading →
by Fin Wheeler For most people, the only thing they know -- the only thing they feel they need to know -- about the screenwriter who calls herself Diablo Cody is that she’s a former stripper who won an Oscar for her debut screenplay. But there’s so much more to her than that… Brook Busey-Maurio,... Continue Reading →
Nobody wants to make movies about unfuckable women, period. I always have to make everyone hotter. “She can be pregnant, but she has to be cute too.” “She can be a burn victim, but she has to be cute too.” “We can’t put glasses on Amanda Seyfried; she won’t look as hot.” It never fucking... Continue Reading →
Jordan Zakarin of Buzzfeed went a little crazy and put together a pretty massive collection of advice from some of the most successful writers working in Hollywood today. He asked them all questions about their creative process, developing characters, dialogue, and much more. Go through the treasure trove of insights at Buzzfeed. Here are a... Continue Reading →
The infamous Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) recently did an interview for Vulture in which she explained seven things that no one tells you about being a top screenwriter.
I always say when you write a book, you're a 'one-man band.' Whereas, when you finish a screenplay, it's just a sketch.
For me, writing essays, prose and fiction is a great way to be self-indulgent.
I'm an adrenaline junkie, and there's nothing that will spike your adrenaline more than sitting in a theater and listen to an audience react to something you've written.