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The Tick writer on “The creative renaissance that really backs writers”

Never heard of a superhero called The Tick? You may be surprised to learn that he’s been around since the 1980s when 17-year-old Ben Edlund first started creating the comic books.  ScreenwritingU talks to a writer on the new Amazon superhero show.

Wind River writer asks, “How can I wreck the audience’s expectation?”

Taylor Sheridan has written two films previous to Wind River: 2015’s Sicario and 2016’s Hell or Highwater, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. But Sheridan didn’t start out as a writer. He came to Hollywood to be an actor. But soon that all changed.

Girls Trip writer Karen McCullah: “They brought me on to be outrageous”

Girls Trip writer says they brought me on to do outrageous R-comedy for women.

Despicable Me 3 Writers on Pitching: “They Can Smell Your Desperation”

Every Tom, Dick and Mary in Hollywood has a screenplay. But very few writers can get one made, let alone be a critical and box office success. Even fewer writers can write two successful sequels and build a franchise. Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio ...

How One Writer Used Fairytale Structure for her Script about Cannibals

For writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour, her latest screenplay, The Bad Batch, started with a single image. “The first thing I wrote – and I didn’t know how she was going to get the skateboard – but I just had this image of a girl, missing ...

War Machine’s writer/director David Michôd on “schizophrenic” film

For several years, Australian writer/director David Michôd has been eager to make a film about the current war in Afghanistan. After reading the late journalist Michael Hastings’s book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of ...

The Lost City of Z writer/director talks obsession, shooting in the jungle and ignoring Coppola’s advice

The new film, The Lost City of Z, was written and directed by James Gray and tells the true story of Percival Fawcett, a British explorer who disappeared in the Amazon jungle in 1925. If Fawcett’s name doesn’t ring a bell, you may be ...

Fist Fight screenwriters Evan Susser, Van Robichaux and Max Greenfield on writing the longest fight in movie history

Two high school teachers plan to fight each other after school. Add in that it’s senior prank day, budget cuts are threatening teachers’ jobs and the school’s administration is highly dysfunctional, and tensions are at all time high. Sounds like a hilarious premise for a film, right?

Writer/director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta shares the secret to writing a great romantic comedy

Writer/director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta’s new film, Everybody Loves Somebody, tackles the rom-com genre in a sweet yet cerebral way. It’s the story of Clara (Karla Souza from How to Get Away with Murder), a beautiful doctor who’s got ...

Why Him? screenwriter Ian Helfer on writing comedy “people can relate to”

Screenwriter Ian Helfer started his showbiz career as an actor. If you ever watched As the World Turns, you may remember him as Rick, the town paramedic, or the Bear Claw Coach in Wet Hot American Summer. But the pavement-pounding lifestyle of ...

Lion screenwriter Luke Davies eschews “obvious” screenplay structure to create a spiritual journey

The emotionally powerful film Lion is both a fairytale and a nightmare at the same time. The first half of the movie tells the real-life survival story of an Indian boy named Saroo (Sunny Pawar), who gets lost in a train station when he’s ...
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