This is one of those years when I feel the Academy has been just in the way the statuettes have been distributed. Yeah, I would have liked to see TS3 win in every category it was nominated in but The King’s Speech is a fabulous movie, too.
Much like The King’s Speech, the movie itself, the story of the writer David Seidler is one of hope for all you writers who are trying to overcome the obstacles that are holding you back from breaking through. Here is a short interview introducing the writer and the background of the story.
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.