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Screenwriters Jack Amiel and Michael Begler on Big Miracle

Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, the writing team behind Big Miracle share their experiences on how they finally got their film made after 20 years. Itsonthegrid.com: Click here to listen  

Screenwriters Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden want to know your digits in What’s Your Number?

When screenwriters Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden read the book 20 Times a Lady, about a woman who is afraid she’s slept with too many men to be able to find the right one, they knew they had to get involved. The book turned out to be a great starting place for the movie they would title What’s Your Number? StarringAnna Faris and Chris … Continue reading

Want to write like a pro? Listen to how Dan Fogelman cranked out CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE..

Adorable, charming, and an amazing writer, Dan Fogelman has it all. So, why does he need to write a film called Crazy, Stupid, Love if life is such a peach? Because he’s human. And, that  – why love is so crazy wonderful but so terribly stupid at the same time — is the focus of his new movie. The … Continue reading

Up Early with MORNING GLORY Writer Aline Brosh McKenna

Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna has her finger on the pulse of what’s driving young American women in the workforce today. In her new film, the screenwriter switches from fashion to morning news to write about a woman struggling to make it in the turbulent world of broadcasting. Morning Glory is the story of a go-getter producer who takes a … Continue reading

Screenwriter Peter Baynham recreates the most beloved romantic drunk of all time, ARTHUR

“I was a bit daunted,” screenwriter Peter Baynham says when he was asked to write a remake of one of his favorite films – the 1981 romantic comedy Arthur staring Dudley Moore. But then he met Russell Brand, and his mind was changed.  “I could really see him playing this character,” he says, and before long the characters and … Continue reading

Screenwriter Jennie Snyder adapts best-selling SOMETHING BORROWED into high concept rom-com

How do you adapt a best-selling book into a great screenplay without upsetting some fans along the way? “Don’t fix what isn’t broken,” responds screenwriterJennie Snyder who adapted Emily Giffin’s novel Something Borrowed into the film starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Colin Egglesfield. The romantic comedy is about two best friends who face off over the same guy. Script sat down … Continue reading

BRIDESMAIDS writer Annie Mumolo gives secret to female comedy success

“We wrote the script in six days,” says screenwriter Annie Mumolo of the whirlwind experience she had writing the new Judd Apatow-produced comedy Bridesmaids. The film is about a group of ladies who come together when one of them gets married. Mumolo co-wrote the script with friend and star of the film, Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, Knocked Up, MacGruber). “We are trained … Continue reading