[Video]: Oscar Nominee Dan Gilroy talks Nightcrawler

‘Nightcrawler is the most personal film I’ve ever written… I think there’s a desperation in young people… who are willing to take jobs and do things they normally wouldn’t do.’ Dan Gilroy talks about the rise of the antihero (such as Walter White, Don Draper), the need to survive in an increasingly unequal world, and … Read more

[Video]: Creativity and Copying


Have you ever noticed how films concerned with similar themes will be written and produced almost simultaneously (Antz and A Bug’s Life, Interstellar and Gravity, Hitchcock and The Girl)? Ideas do not occur in a vaccuum – instead, they spring from the zeitgeist of the moment, the shared consciousness of society and culture. Everything Is … Read more

[Video]: Directors Roundtable December ’14

Angelina Jolie (Unbroken), Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) discuss their new films, open up about ethics, fears, family and what drives them: “We’re all kind of control freaks, right?” If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. … Read more

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