Jenna Milly

Jenna Milly has written 57 posts for jennamilly

Screenwriter Craig Mazin on going sober with a finale of HANGOVER PART III

How do you wake up with a hangover and decide this will be your last one? That’s the question screenwriter Craig Mazin faced when sitting down with director Todd Phillips to write the last and final edition of drunken comedy series, The Hangover Part III. “We wanted to end it, and we wanted it to feel … Continue reading

Ariel Vromen reveals the gory details of writing THE ICEMAN

Writer/director Ariel Vromen wanted to find a story he could “commit suicide on,” he said. When he found the biography of Richard Kuklinski, the most notorious hitman of all time, things got serious for the writer/director of dark dramas. He got a little more than he bargained for in discovering the life of the man … Continue reading

Screenwriter Justin Zackham on THE BIG WEDDING

Adapting a film from a book is one thing, but what do you do when you’re asked to adapt a foreign film into a Hollywood production? Screenwriter Justin Zackham, best known for writing the heartfelt dramedy The Bucket List, decided taking on this kind of adaptation for his first foray into the world of writing and … Continue reading

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely talk PAIN & GAIN

Would you like to make a movie about a group of body builders who become extortionists and killers…? It’s not the kind of question a studio exec would likely say yes to… unless it’s based on a true story. Pain & Gain, the new black comedy-slash-crime movie, is about just this topic. Based on a … Continue reading

F. Scott Frazier on his dark thriller THE NUMBERS STATION

First time screenwriter F. Scott Frazier wanted to write a contained thriller he could go out and make on his own. He never dreamt his script would become a big Hollywood movie staring John Cusack and Malin Akerman. But the story was so compelling that when his spec script went out to the market, it … Continue reading

OBLIVION screenwriter Karl Gajdusek on working with Tom Cruise

Hanging out with Tom Cruise at his house seems like it would be the highlight of anyone’s screenwriting career. Writer Karl Gajdusek had the chance to do just that when he worked on a rewrite of Oblivion, the new sci-fi action movie coming out April 19. “He’s a very good collaborator,” said Gajdusek of the experience … Continue reading

How to write for Tina Fey from ADMISSION screenwriter Karen Croner

Karen Croner spent years writing dramas about characters with terminally ill diseases. Although she loved her work, after a while she started to yearn for something different. In a moment of epiphany she said one day, “I want to write a comedy for Tina Fey.” While it seemed like a long shot, with a few … Continue reading

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN screenwriters Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt

It took them ten years to get their script about a break-in at the White House on the market and only 12 months to see it come out in theaters. The remarkable story of screenwriting team, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, reminds everyone in Hollywood that giving up is not an option. Their script, Olympus Has … Continue reading

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE from screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

The screenwriters who brought you the hilarious murder caper Horrible Bosses in the summer of 2011 are at it again with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley co-wrote the new comedy about a tired magician who has to find his mojo again when everyone he works with gives up on him. The film stars … Continue reading

Screenwriter Mitch Kapner on OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

Writing the origin story to The Wizard of Oz was a longtime passion for screenwriter Mitch Kapner. Too bad everyone in Hollywood told him he was crazy as soon as he mentioned the idea. “It’s an idea I had and would talk about years and years and years ago,” said Kapner. Studio executives would often ask in … Continue reading

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