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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

Podcast: Real Steel Screenwriter John Gatins

Screenwriter John Gatins calls himself a “failed actor.” He came to Hollywood, like many young actors, hoping to make it big. He starred in several independent horror movies, including Witchboard 2: The Devil’s Doorwayand Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, to name a few. He was doing alright, but not great. That is, until he got a call from Steven Spielberg. The … 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

Hate your horrible boss? Write a movie about killing him

“I wanted to see if I could make something good come out of something so so awful,” says Michael Markowitz (In-Laws, It’s All Relative, Becker), who started writing the R-rated comedy  Horrible Bosses based on his real-life experience in 2005. Markowitz spent the next few years perfecting his draft until teaming up with screenwriters John Francis Daley (Bones) and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Bones, $#*! My … Continue reading

Funny man Danny McBride talks smart guy screenwriting in YOUR HIGHNESS

“It was really a joke,” says screenwriter Danny McBride of how he and director David Gordon Green came up with the idea for their new movie, Your Highness. McBride co-wrote the script with his writing partner Ben Best. He also stars in the film along side a couple of Oscar-nominated actors like James Franco and Natalie Portman. Not too shabby. So, how does … 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

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