month : 09/2016 9 results

Disney in the slums of Uganda: How one screenwriter struggled to get it right for Queen of Katwe

ScreenwritingU looks at how one writer adapted an ESPN article about a child prodigy from Uganda, traveled to African and played a little chess along the way.

The Dressmaker writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse talks Spaghetti Western-style revenge, the mother-daughter bond and Liam Hemsworth chasing an emu

Writer/Director Jocelyn Moorhouse, best known for such films as How to Make an American Quilt and A Thousand Acres, describes her new film as “The Unforgiven with a sewing machine.”

MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff reveals the personal reasons he fought to reboot the show

How does one of the best TV shows of all time get back on the air after two decades? We sat down with MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff to get the details on how he brought America's favorite duct tape do-it-all hero back to life.

5 Reasons It’s Time to Stop Hiding and Show Your Writing to the World

The only true way to know if you’ve earned the right to call yourself a “writer” is by doing something that almost every writer overlooks. Owning up to it. And to own your identity as a writer—a real writer—you’ve got to show someone your writing. Here are 5 reasons to start showing your work... now!

5 Script Contests Actually Worth Entering

Getting representation from an agent or manager in Hollywood is not easy. You have to find someone who believes in you and your work, and you need to believe that they are both capable and willing to sell your work. One of the better ways to get noticed is script contests. Here are the ones we think have the chops to get you into Hollywood.

How to write a successful screenplay: Five things to consider before you even begin

Before you start writing your next script, here are five important things to consider about Hollywood, the market and your writing style.

Should you rewrite for free?

Very often in exchange for an attachment, a producer will ask you to write changes to your script for free. And, if they bring on a director or an actor you’re doing it again. This can go very well…or it can go badly. Should you do it? Maybe. Here are five rules to help you decide.

Morgan: Screenwriter Seth W. Owen mashes up Frankenstein and current headlines in this sci-fi flick

Screenwriter Seth W. Owen is an American actor and writer who grew up in Canada, where he found success in both careers but came to Hollywood to cast his net in a bigger pond. Morgan became his breakthrough project, not only making it onto the 2014 Blacklist, but also catching the eye of director Luke Scott at Scott Free Productions.

Max Minghella talks the power of the Hitchcockian blonde as well as his father, Anthony Minghella’s, influence

The Social Network's Max Minghella turned to screenwriting to adapt the thrilling drama The 9th Life of Louis Drax. He sat down with ScreenwritingU to discuss the process and his famous father writer/director Anthony Minghella.
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