“Be Careful What You Wish For” Screenwriter Jillian Jacobs
“Be Careful What You Wish For” Screenwriter Jillian Jacobs Talks ‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’ Do you have a fantasy? Do you imagine going to a mysterious tropical resort where dreams can come true and anything is...
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“A Masterpiece Stoner Movie” Kevin Smith On ‘Jay & Silent Bob Reboot’
By: Brock Swinson
When indie screenwriters are asked to name their most prolific and influential filmmakers, Kevin Patrick Smith undoubtedly places on that list.Back in 1994, the iconic stoner comedy Clerks, set in the convenience store where Smith worked,...
What An Audience Really Wants From Your Script
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Honoring the Little Moments: Lost in Translation
By: By Peter N. Chumo ||
An interview with Sofia Coppola, and an examination of her Oscar-winning screenplay.When Sofia Coppola began writing Lost in Translation, her first original screenplay after her adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, she knew there were certain...
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Magical Realism in Game of Thrones (Some Spoilers Present)
By: Neil Landau
There’s a hint of the magical from the very teaser of the pilot of Game of Thrones. This is a fantastical world, where showrunners/writers/adapters David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wisely make sure not to introduce too much too soon for the...