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The Nice Guys: 5 tips for writing a buddy-cop movie

Writer/director Shane Black, with the help of fellow writer, Anthony Bargarozzi, is back doing what he does best – writing a buddy-cop flick that will push the envelope, exceed expectations, and oh yeah, make you laugh. The Nice Guys is set in smoggy, 1970s Los Angeles, where local government is dirtier than the air and the porn industry ...

HOW TO BE SINGLE screenwriter Dana Fox explains why rom-com is a dirty word

Powerhouse Hollywood comedy writer, Dana Fox, is sick and tired of hearing the word “rom-com” when it comes to describing her movies. She’s written What Happens in Vegas, Couples Retreat, The Wedding Date and the TV show Ben and Kate. ScreenwritingU Magazine sits down with the writer/producer to hear about her new film How to Be Single, ...

THE REVENANT, a harrowing thriller from screenwriter Mark L. Smith

“What they went through was just incredible. I’d watch for hours as Leo was just laying submerged in an icy river,” says screenwriter Mark L. Smith of his time on the set of The Revenant, the film about the true story of 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass. “It was miserable at times for people, but I do think it served the film ...

THE PARK BENCH, a one-location shoot from writer/director Ann LeSchander

  First time writer/director Anne LeSchander shot her feature film in seven days for $25,000. If you know anything about making movies, this is a feat in and of itself. The film takes place entirely at one location — except for a few flashbacks and some animated sequences — and it proves to be a captivating, intense look at the ...

Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields on THE AMERICANS

Writer Joe Weisberg knows a lot about being a spy. He used to be one. The former CIA officer is now the showrunner of the hit drama The Americans. Set in the 1980s during the height of the Cold War, The Americans centers on a married couple (played by Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) who are actually Russian illegals spying inside the U.S. “A ...
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