‘Everything that could go wrong was going wrong, I was sort of dead man walking in Hollywood, like, yeah that guy’s getting fired… and on the other hand, everything about the movie was great… the only decision I ever really made was to say ‘keep going.’ That our only hope of coming out alive was … Read more
Silence. Professionalism. Action… (Part 5) So here I am about to approach three years in L.A. (June 10 to be exact) and I feel the need to share my journey once again despite completely falling off the radar for well over a year with this confronting piece of my Hollywood sojourn. As I look back, … Read more
‘Writing novels is very lonely work… it’s essentially just you and in those days a typewriter and blank sheet of paper… I actually liked working with other people, and I loved seeing my stories assume tangible reality. The first time one of my scripts was filmed was an adaptation of The Twilight Zone…’ To celebrate … Read more
Birdman is one of the hottest screenplays leading into this year’s Oscars frenzy. Screenwriters Alex Dinelaris and Nico Giacobone, who together make up 50% of the Birdman screenwriting team, sit down with online blogger Rishi Mathur to discuss the differences between writing theatre and film, the unique challenges presented by Birdman‘s unorthodox style, and the key to … Read more
Working on a rewrite? At a loss as to how to go about it? Successful Hollywood screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Frankenweenie, The Nines) shows us how to write stronger dialogue by examining what belongs in conversation versus what belongs in the action, how to create authentic relationships, and dozens of other little tips and tricks.