month : 03/2015 6 results


Do you have an idea about creating an expansive world for your screenplay? Perhaps you want to invent a world as massive as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. Screenwriter Tom Rogers goes through the process step-by-step as he worked with the writers and animators at Disney Pictures to develop the animated world of the new Tinker Bell series...

Writer/director Georgina Garcia Riedel on ANA MARIA IN NOVELA LAND

If you’re writing a switch movie this is the podcast for you. What’s a switch movie, you ask…?  It’s only one of the greatest inventions of filmmaking – where one character’s mind gets teleported into another character’s body. Think Jodie Foster in the 1976 version of Freaky Friday. And then, Jamie Lee Curtis in the 2003 ...

Screenwriter Josh Cagan on THE DUFF

The indie sensation that has everyone talking is a new teen comedy about Duffs. What’s a Duff? Designated ugly fat friend. Wait, what? Yep. High school has term for everything nowadays. When Bianca, played by Mae Whitman of Parentood fame, finds out she’s the designated ugly fat friend in her circle at high school, her world starts to fall ...


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the little indie film with the big actors, took everyone by surprise in 2012 when it grossed $90 million worldwide. The cast included Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel and Tom Wilkinson in a story about retirees who have decided to spend their golden years living in India. So, how do you follow up a ...

Screenwriter Paul Shoulberg on WALTER

Screenwriter Paul Shoulberg started his writing career as a playwright. So, how did he go from writing plays in New York to living in the Midwest and writing a script about a man named Walter who is in charge of deciding who goes to heaven and hell? Shoulberg started with a monologue. Just a few words on a page from the mouth of one character ...

Screenwriter Kay Cannon on PITCH PERFECT 2

Kay Cannon got the idea for Pitch Perfect while working as a writer on 30 Rock. She says however that everyone she pitched it to turned her down. That is until she talked to actress and producer Elizabeth Banks. CUT TO: Cannon is now gearing up for the sequel to the immensely popular girl musical that even men can’t stop talking about. The ...
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