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A Bible for Budding Screenwriters

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 03.20.2014 | Books
Dennis Palumbo

Years ago, while in the process of making the transition from Hollywood screenwriter to psychotherapist, I taught classes for UCLA Extension's Writer'...

Writers Discuss Gay Fiction Relating to Reality 

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

With so much movement happening in the LGBT community that plays out across our news constantly, I wanted to talk with a few fiction writers about the impact it has on them.

Interview With Ross Klavan, Author of Schmuck

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"The connection between the writer and his characters is a weird one, I think. You have only yourself to work off of, so obviously you're making characters out of different aspects of yourself, different experiences, memories, dreams and wishes."

Three Is the Magic Number

Nicholas Weinstock | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Nicholas Weinstock

The Three Things is just my conviction that every one of those writers should always be working on at least three things at once.

8 Actresses Who Created Parts For Themselves

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.15.2013 | Women

"Quality roles in studio films are just not available in great numbers for women, period," Joe Reid succinctly wrote for the Tribeca Film Festival's b...

Bold & Beautiful Kay Alden: Putting Words in Other People's Mouths

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.05.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It started with her dissertation for her Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Encouraged by her college advisers to write about dead people because their body of work is complete, Kay instead decided to write about her passion, soap operas, hooked on since age twelve.

Aspen Exposure for Boardwalk Empire Team

Michael Conniff | Posted 06.16.2013 | Denver
Michael Conniff

When it comes to couples who have been together 32 years, it's easy to say they have a habit of finishing each other's sentences. But with writing-producing team Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov, they have a habit of finishing each other's paragraphs.

The Hero's Journey Meets the Screenwriter's Journey

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Loren-Paul Caplin

Why the F*%K do we do it? Money? Fame? Love of the process? What is it? Why do we continue to write screenplays when aside from the outrageously arduous task of getting it even remotely right, the odds of then getting it sold and then made and then becoming a hit are...well doubtful.

The 2012 Wish List: The 10 Best Unwritten Screenplays in Hollywood

Ken Furer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Comedy
Ken Furer

Out of the Loop: A struggling filmmaker who wishes he made Looper is visited by his future self who travels back in time to give him the idea for Looper.

Shared Passion: Realizing the Dream

Jen Grisanti | Posted 10.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

Sharing passion is the gift that connects us all. It is the glue that makes a dream a reality. When we connect with others who are where we want to be, we start to believe the dream is possible.

The Screenwriter's Fairy Tale

Todd Klick | Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment
Todd Klick

Hi HuffPost Readers, I'm thrilled to share an excerpt from my new ebook with you. It's titled The Screenwriter's Fairy Tale: The Universal Story Withi...

'Transformers 2' Writer Fires Back At Michael Bay Calling The Film Crap

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment

Writing a tentpole summer movie can mean huge rewards, but it's also rife with extra pressures. An exercise in politics as much as creativity, these c...

WATCH: FILM: The 'Pope Of Filth' Dishes On Filth, Dead Art, And Levi Johnston

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

John Waters, among the most beloved and eclectic screenwriters of the current era, dishes to Big Think about everything from art to perverts and from ...

Bouncing Back (With A Little Help From Spike Lee)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

By any measure, 2009 was a horrible year for 47-year-old freelance writer Susan Hanson of Seattle, Washington. First the recession cut her income by t...

Hate Your Movie Choices? Blame the Recession

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Market--or what we laughingly call the current buyer's market for scripts, ideas, books, vid-links, or any underlying material that can be develop...

Tiger Woods IS Tiger Woods

Elayne Boosler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elayne Boosler

After every scandal, there comes the welcoming arms of showbiz. Here are some new movies, shows, and remakes for Tiger Woods to Consider.

Hanging with Motherhood Writer-Director Katherine Dieckmann

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

I was frustrated by the absence of movies where a mother is the lead and her issues are the film's main focus, where she is a significant character expressing her soul and existence.

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg Documents Radio/TV Diva Gertrude Berg Popular from Great Depression Through McCarthy Era

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg underscores a unique moment in our history when the Jewish experience crossed over into households composed of African Americans and Midwesterners, as they all listened to The Rise of the Goldbergs.

Interview with Alan Dean Foster, Author of Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Novelization

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

You have to have a script to work with in order to do the novelization. An outline would be horribly inadequate. You also hope for supplementary materials.

What We Learned from John Hughes

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

Can you imagine growing up without John Hughes' movies? His stories showed us how to laugh at our insecurities and, even more importantly, to laugh at other people's insecurities.

The Real Ugly Truth

Tracey Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tracey Jackson

When I read Ms. Dargis and all the other critics who sight Nicole Eastman, and Lutz and Smith as being unfunny or not able to deliver or "peddle shamelessly," all I can do is yell.

Miss Your Favorite Sitcoms? Blame Movie Stars

New York Times | Michael Cieply | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Hollywood digs in for a second week of a strike, the screenwriters might want to send a few angry picketers over to Will Smith's place. Or Steven S...