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Interview: FLIGHT Screenwriter John Gatkins

“I got sober when I was 25,” screenwriter John Gatins tells ScreenwritingU in a very personal one-on-one interview about his new drama, Flight, the story of a pilot who saves the lives of everyone on his plane only to be questioned about his ...

The Avengers – An Interview with Screenwriter Zak Penn

THE AVENGERS is directed by Joss Whedon. In this interview, Zak talks about:  How to adapt a comic into a screenplay.  Making a story emotional and getting us connected to the main character.  Surviving competing interests -- the comic, the ...

Interview: ARGO Screenwriter Chris Terrio

Screenwriter Chris Terrio got lucky, he says. That’s the only way he can explain how a first time writer like himself got the opportunity of a lifetime – to write a move directed by Ben Affleck. The new political thriller,Argo, received a ...

Interview with “Looper” Writer/Director Rian Johnson

“I wrote a three page script, the very basic premise of the script,” writer/director Rian Johnson says of the first time he came up with the idea to write the new action, sci-fi movie Looper. This film started as a short that was never produced ...

Writer/director Leslye Headland on the indie comedy Bachelorette

If you hate the F-word, you don’t want to see Bachelorette. And you know what? The film’s writer and director doesn’t care. She wants to show you how women really talk when no one else is around. That’s the kind of artistic bravado that ...

Screenwriter Chris Butler on writing the kids zombie flick ParaNorman

Screenwriter Chris Butler got his start in Hollywood by drawing storyboards. Wait a second that means no dialog, right? How does a storyboard artist get good at writing if he never has to spew out dialog? He concentrates on character and not all ...

Screenwriter Vanessa Taylor on the sexy romantic comedy "Hope Springs"

ScreenwritingU sat down with screenwriter Vanessa Taylor to get her take on the clichés of romantic comedies, working with Meryl Streep and being on the famed Hollywood Black List. Hope Springs is the story of a married couple looking to put the ...

Screenwriter Vanessa Taylor on the sexy romantic comedy "Hope Springs"

ScreenwritingU sat down with screenwriter Vanessa Taylor to get her take on the clichés of romantic comedies, working with Meryl Streep and being on the famed Hollywood Black List. Hope Springs is the story of a married couple looking to put the ...

Interview: Screenwriter Dan Gilroy on THE BOURNE LEGACY

“There’s a lot of movie talk,” screenwriter Dan Gilroy says of his film family. Gilroy’s not only the writer on The Bourne Legacy that he co-wrote with his brother, Tony Gilroy – who also wrote the first three films in the series and ...

Writer/director Joseph Garner on Craigslist Joe

“I started with an ad on Craigslist,” says filmmaker Joseph Garner about his new documentary that tests one man’s ability to survive in America with resources from nowhere but Craigslist. That’s how Garner found his cameraman, and then the ...

Interview: Screenwriter Jody Lambert on Indie Drama, PEOPLE LIKE US

“I don’t think we ever thought this movie was going to be made at a studio and at this level,” says screenwriter Jody Lambert from the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills while conducting a one-on-one interview with ScreenwritingU about his new film ...

Interview: BRAVE’s Mark Andrews reveals the secret to writing a Pixar movie

Ever since the first Toy Story came out and brought us all to tears, screenwriters around the world have wondered what happens in the secretive Pixar writing room. ScreenwritingU brings you the inside story to what really happens behind closed ...
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