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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  

Screenwriter Jane Goldman chats “The Woman In Black”

Sceenwriter Jane Goldman, of this weekend’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK, gave us the scoop on her writing process and what it’s like to adapt a famous novella/stage play into a movie with Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Itsonthegrid.com: Click here to listen

Podcast: Grant Heslov on The Ides of March

Known for his strong political views, actor George Clooney had been looking for a political thriller to write with screenwriter Grant Heslov since their collaboration on Good Night, and Good Luck. When they stumbled upon a play of presidential ambition, Farragut North, by Beau Willimon, they knew they found their project. The play became the basis for the film, The Ides of … Continue reading

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

Screenwriter Hossein Amini likes the silences in Drive

When asked to adapt a script about a man with no name, no backstory, and barely any dialogue, screenwriter Hossein Amini knew he hit the jackpot. “I love silences,” Amini says of Drive, the film he adapted from a book by James Sallis. The story is about a stunt driver by day who runs a getaway car service … 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

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