Screenwriting. The pastime of Hollywood (and beyond). A career of high or low stakes, depending upon what level of the totem pole you, the screenwriter, is on.
Right before Han Solo is encased in carbonite, Leia says, "I love you." Han Solo's scripted reply was "I love you, too," but after numerous takes, Harrison Ford and director Irvin Kirschner felt the line just wasn't working.
Development and acquisition talk can be another language to some. Below we will cover some of the most common terms that screenwriters may come across.
Jason Fuchs has enjoyed a long career in the film and television industry on the acting side of things. But what is even more interesting is his journey as a screenwriter.We spoke with Jason on the eve of the upcoming release (October 9th, 2015) of his live-action feature debut, Pan.
Seeing the right films at the right time can turn a moviegoer into an activist -- but you need perspective on the issue, you need to feel empowered by rage and allowed to feel joy. Amy Schumer may not have set out to write a comedy for sexual assault survivors, but I think she's succeeded at the impossible.
Flashback to the films Interstellar and Gravity. This latest voyage into outer space places itself firmly between the two. It's not as sterile as the former and not nearly as entrancing as the latter. The entertainment value is steady, but once the premise is set, the storyline becomes predictable.
I'll admit I haven't watched the various reinventions of the TV series, those multiple spinoffs and a myriad of films that I cannot possibly name or count. Until this one, I'm sure.
From the producers of "Hatfields & McCoys," "Dead of Winter: The Donner Party" is a 2-hour television event that retells the story of one of the most infamous manifest destiny journeys. The film premiered at the Boston Film Festival as the closing night selection.
Throughout the years Cynthia Rowley has been influenced by surf culture. This muse once again played an important role during her New York Fashion Week screening of her Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
The world is increasingly noisy with important information. In the wake of the new Sustainable Development Goals and as the world looks to new ways to tackle major collective challenges, I examine the role of film in engaging and inspiring populations.
Every few years I am inspired to take a look at the changing trends in Holocaust related cinema. This Fall/Winter season brings another excellent crop of fascinating films that bring new perspectives to how the Holocaust is presented in widely-released movies.
As part of their commitment to producing a season of works by female playwrights, the Shotgun Players recently unveiled a new production of Caryl Churchill's 1982 dramedy entitled Top Girls. The action takes place during the era of Margaret Thatcher's ascent to power in the United Kingdom.
Filmmaker Jonathan Bucari has worked with Randi Silverman on a new script and along with Carina Rush have turned their short film into the feature film NO LETTING GO.
"It takes the strongest man in the world to do a woman's job." That was my pitch to Arnold Schwarzenegger as he sat having breakfast at Patrick's Roadhouse on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica with his mother. He looked up at me and said, "What is that job?"
The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries.