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Writer Kelly Fullerton goes deep on the Simone Biles biopic

The new Lifetime movie, The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar, is based on Biles’ autobiography from 2016. The biopic details the hardships and sacrifices Biles, played by Jeanté Godlock, made on the road to winning a combined total of 19 ...

Video: The secret to writing a fantastic, fun, fabulous kids movie from Paddington 2 writers

Video: ScreenwritingU's Shanee Edwards interviews the Paddington 2 writers to find out how to write for kids and adults in a sequel.

The 2nd Annual National Screenwriters Day is Jan. 5!

To honor great writers like Robert Riskind, Friday, January 5 has been deemed National Screenwriters Day and screenwriters all over the country are coming together to celebrate. ScreenwritingU President, Hal Croasnum, spearheaded the creation of the holiday in 2017 and so far, it’s been a huge success.

Father Figures writer Justin Malen keeps R-rated comedy fresh

Father Figures has a terrific comedic premise: Two fraternal twin brothers discover the man they thought was their dad is not, so they go on a quest to find their real biological father. The catch? Thanks to the sexual liberation of the 1970s, there are multiple possible baby-daddies strewn across the country. Can you say awkward and hilarious road trip?

The Disaster Artist writers on making a good movie about a bad movie

When actor/director James Franco read the book about the making of The Room, he knew he needed to bring it to life. That’s where writing partners Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber come in. Best known for romantic films like The Fault in Our Stars and 500 Days of Summer, they felt this bromance was incredibly relatable.

The Shape of Water writer on writing the adult fairytale

Director and co-writer, Guillermo del Toro, said the idea for The Shape of Water came to him when he was just six-years-old.

Writer/director Dan Gilroy on process, outlines and breaking the rules for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

“It’s not about the answers you come up with,” says Gilroy, “It’s the questions you ask.” Gilroy also gives some of the best advice to up and coming screenwriters we’ve ever heard.

Greta Gerwig on her powerful mother-daughter love story, Lady Bird

“People say that acting is listening, but I find that writing is listening as well,” says Greta Gerwig, writer and director of the beautiful new film Lady Bird. Gerwig’s successful acting career has led her to forge an unconventional, yet organic way to tell stories. We sat down with her to find out more about her screenwriting process.

Learn from the best: Murder on the Orient Express’ Michael Green on Writing Mystery

We sat down with Michael Green, screenwriter for the latest remake of Murder on the Orient  Express, to talk about the mystery genre and what writers can learn from Agatha Christie.

Richard Linklater Examines Truth and Lies in Last Flag Flying

“We always forget,” says Richard Linklater, “it’s just not natural to want to kill or be around death. You see the toll it takes on our returning vets. It’s horrific. A national tragedy. Unless you’re a psychopath, it isn’t fun. It isn’t manly. It’s damaging. We’re not cut our for it.”

How Thank You for Your Service’s Jason Hall Transformed From Actor to A-List Writer

Like many screenwriters, Jason Hall started his career as an actor. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other TV shows kept him busy, but he was eager to move into film roles. When an actor-buddy gave him a movie script and suggested Hall audition for ...

Goodbye Christopher Robin Writer Breaks Down Characters by Archetype

Screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce is known for powerful films like Hilary and Jackie, Welcome to Sarajevo, and for writing the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder, where Queen Elizabeth appeared to skydive into the arena with ...
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