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Original Ending of Disney's Aladdin Reveals the Wedding Gift That the Genie Wanted to Give Aladdin and Jasmine

Jim Hill | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Let's cut to the chase here, folks: If there hadn't been a Robin Williams, there never would have been a Disney's Aladdin. Don't believe me? Then check out this excerpt from the screenplay for this animated classic.

Peter O'Toole and Sid Caesar: Two Fallen Redwoods

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Dennis Palumbo

O'Toole and Caesar were larger than life personalities. Famous for their struggles with alcohol, they were willing to live life on their own terms -- even when the consequences caused them more grief than glory.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

M.J. Rose is the international best-selling author of 13 novels and three non-fiction books. Her most recent novel, Seduction, has received rave reviews from USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and many others.

The Algorithm of Hollywood

Seth Jaret | Posted 07.10.2013 | Media
Seth Jaret

While I'm in favor of any great idea that might improve the quality of a screenplay -- or movies as a whole -- I am conflicted about what this means for the future of Hollywood... and humankind.

I Feel Bad About Nora Ephron

Leah Singer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Women
Leah Singer

Not only is Ephron's death a loss to the written word, it's also a loss to women everywhere who aspire to use words to tell stories, make people laugh and turn dark moments into lighter ones.

The Art of Adaptation

A.J. Walkley | Posted 07.31.2012 | Books
A.J. Walkley

Along with simply taking a nearly 300-page book and getting it down to, at most, 120-pages, there is a lot more that needs to be done in order to get the same message across in a much more visual platform.

"I Get to Walk off Into the Sunset With Johnny Depp?"

Jim Hill | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you had asked Kevin McNally back in 2002 (when he auditioned for the role of Joshamee Gibbs in The Curse of the Black Pearl) if he thought that Pirates of the Caribbean would spawn a top grossing film series, he'd have laughed in your face.

Book Doctors Meet Script Frenzy, or: Can We Write a Movie Script in a Month?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.31.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Five years ago, the nonprofit behind National Novel Writing Month launched Script Frenzy. We asked Chris Baty, co-founder of Script Frenzy, to tell us what the event is all about.

Braving New Trails to the Web and Beyond with Screenwriter Aaron Mendelsohn

Jeffrey Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Berman

During the recent Writers Strike, Aaron brought together a group of top writers from Hollywood to launch Virtual Artists, Inc., a writer-owned studio that produces sponsor-supported "water cooler" entertainment for the Web.