Original, Adapted Screenplay Too Packed for Obvious Child and Beyond the Lights?
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Original, Adapted Screenplay Too Packed for Obvious Child and Beyond the Lights?

Two more films by women filmmakers have broken through this year. Their best hope for…

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Jon Stewart’s Rosewater – For People, not Critics
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Jon Stewart’s Rosewater – For People, not Critics

I am kind of (not) amazed that the New York Post’s Kyle Smith nearly killed…

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Gillian Flynn, the Lone Woman in a Sea of Men – Oscar Roundtable 2015
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Gillian Flynn, the Lone Woman in a Sea of Men – Oscar Roundtable 2015

Rope of Silicon points us to this Oscars Roundtable discussion by writers. One has to…

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Gone Girl to become Fincher’s Highest Grossing Film, Women in Hollywood Get a Major Boost
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Gone Girl to become Fincher’s Highest Grossing Film, Women in Hollywood Get a Major Boost

David Fincher’s Gone Girl is about to make in 4 weeks what Benjamin Button made…

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Gillian Flynn Talks Gone Girl Adaptation on Reddit
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Gillian Flynn Talks Gone Girl Adaptation on Reddit

One of the coolest things David Fincher did on Gone Girl was keep Gillian Flynn…

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Oscar Voting for Dummies – The Screenplays
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Oscar Voting for Dummies – The Screenplays

It seems to me that there are some categories where voters will have likely seen…

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Writers Guild Nominations
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Writers Guild Nominations

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures…

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WGA Preview and Predictions
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WGA Preview and Predictions

The WGA will announce their nominees tomorrow morning. Usually this happen around 10am. The rules…

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Tracy Letts and August: Osage County
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Tracy Letts and August: Osage County

Since the premiere of his play “Killer Joe” in Chicago in 1993, actor and playwright…

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Tony Kushner and Others Appeal to Senators to Ease Up on Zero Dark Thirty
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Tony Kushner and Others Appeal to Senators to Ease Up on Zero Dark Thirty

The Carpetbagger reports: LOS ANGELES— Count Tony Kushner, the “Lincoln” screenwriter, among those who believe…

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Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”
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Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”

60 Minutes tonight explores the depth of detail that Spielberg and his collaborators put into…

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Scripter Preview
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Scripter Preview

by Sasha Stone and Ryan Adams The USC Scripter will be held tomorrow night. You…

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USC Scripter nominees announced!
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USC Scripter nominees announced!

The USC Scripter nominees are: Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Life of Pi Lincoln…

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Lucy Alibar’s screenplay for Beasts of the Southern Wild
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Lucy Alibar’s screenplay for Beasts of the Southern Wild

  Following a year-long journey that began at Sundance and ended in theaters all over…

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WGA Preview
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WGA Preview

On Thursday, January 3rd, the Producers Guild, Art Directors Guild and Writers Guild all announce…

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Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays
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Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays

There isn’t anything better than a great director working with a great screenwriter. Despite how…

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Writers Roundtable – Boal, Terrio, etc.
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Writers Roundtable – Boal, Terrio, etc.

If you care to watch.  There are a few notable writers who are glaringly missing…

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Oscars 2012: The Adapted Screenplays
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Oscars 2012: The Adapted Screenplays

Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited on NPR to talk about the adapted…

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Sorting Screenplays: Adapted and Original
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Sorting Screenplays: Adapted and Original

We have a master list of 265 screenplays eligible for Oscar consideration.  We need to…

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Download 8 screenplays by Christopher Nolan
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Download 8 screenplays by Christopher Nolan

@CineVue and @Raindance tweet links to a great resource at raindance.org where you can read…

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