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Writer/director Leslye Headland on ladies using the F-word in her new indie comedy Bachelorette

If you hate the F-word, you don’t want to see Bachelorette. And you know what? The film’s writer and director doesn’t care. She wants to show you how women really talk when no one else is around. That’s the kind of artistic bravado that brought playwright Leslye Headland out of the theater and into Hollywood to … Continue reading

Hope Springs screenwriter Vanessa Taylor talks sex and Meryl Streep

ScreenwritingU sat down with screenwriter Vanessa Taylor to get her take on the clichés of romantic comedies, working with Meryl Streep and being on the famed Hollywood Black List. Hope Springs is the story of a married couple looking to put the spark back in their love life. These two are sleeping in separate bedrooms, barely talking … Continue reading

Screenwriter Jody Lambert pens brother-sister love story (not that kind!) in People Like Us

“I don’t think we ever thought this movie was going to be made at a studio and at this level,” says screenwriter Jody Lambert from the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills while conducting a one-on-one interview with ScreenwritingU about his new film People Like Us. And, why is that? Because this film was such a … Continue reading

Interview: Screenwriter Jody Lambert on Indie Drama, PEOPLE LIKE US

“I don’t think we ever thought this movie was going to be made at a studio and at this level,” says screenwriter Jody Lambert from the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills while conducting a one-on-one interview with ScreenwritingU about his new film People Like Us. And, why is that? Because this film was such a … Continue reading

Campus MovieFest Announces Best Picture Winner, Tick Tock

In a ceremony that culminated June 26 in Hollywood, Campus Movie Fest announced the winners of its worldwide contest to find the best student filmmakers. More than 75,000 students participated in the festival’s 10th annual competition. The award for Best Picture went out to Ien Chi of Emory University for his short film, “Tick Tock.” The short … Continue reading

Inspiration for BLACK SWAN came from Roman Polanski’s Repulsion

“Somebody I was living with had a psychotic breakdown,” says Black Swan co-writer Andres Heinz. He recalls it as a “horrifying experience,” one that he had to get down on paper. The result inspired Black Swan, the story of one ballerina’s perseverance to succeed  – no matter what it takes. Script sat down with the writer to learn how it took him … Continue reading

That 70s Show writers go back in time again, to the 80s with TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT

Remember the one that got away? Everyone does. The married writing team — Jackie and Jeff Filgo — of  That ’70s Show fame (they were long-time showrunners) are back in the biz of reminiscing about those painful coming of age years in the new ’80s comedy Take Me Home Tonight. The film stars Topher Grace, Anna Faris and Dan Fogler. Script sat down with the writing team … Continue reading

First-time writer/director lands Will Ferrell in his indie comedy EVERYTHING MUST GO

Everything must go, except the A-list actor. This is how a first-time director makes his mark. At least, that’s howDan Rush, writer/director of the new indie comedy, Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell, made his. “Small scope, big actor,” says Rush, of the advice a trusted colleague gave him on how to make his debut as a … Continue reading

First-time writer/director lands Keira Knightley in LAST NIGHT

“You labor for three days to write a scene, and then you cut it in the edit.” That’s the paradox of being a writer/director, says Massy Tadjedin, who wrote and directed the romantic drama Last Night, starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington and Eva Mendes. The film is about a married couple who spends the night away from each other after an … Continue reading

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