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Before You Know It Filmmakers On How To Get Your Passion Project Made
It’s a rare and difficult thing to write, direct, and star in your own film. But that is exactly what Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock did with their Sundance feature film debut, the comedy Before You Know It. The pair also knows what a tremendous fe...
How Sundance’s Hala Made Minhal Baig an Honest Storyteller
Minhal Baig is the writer and director of Hala, a movie which, up until its Sundance premiere, she kept secret from her mother.
The Sunlit Night Screenwriter on the Challenges of Book-to-Screen Adaptation
Rebecca Dinerstein, author of The Sunlit Night, never expected her novel to get published. She never envisioned the book would be made into a movie, and she certainly never thought she would be the one to write the adapted screenplay. “Every phase of...
Screenwriter Michael Werwie On the Decade It Took To Get His Ted Bundy Biopic Made
Michael Werwie never intended to write a script about Ted Bundy. As he recalls, he was busy writing another screenplay when he decided to procrastinate by picking up a book about the famed American serial killer. Werwie couldn’t put it down. He began...
‘Destroyer’ Director Karyn Kusama On Why Working Closely With Screenwriters Is Essential To Her Process
Traditionally, a director won’t see a script until it’s been written, rewritten, polished, and perfected to the nth degree. Then, when the script is in a near-perfect state, the screenwriter relinquishes control and sits idly by as the director takes...
'HOOK' Star Dante Basco Reveals Secrets From the Set 27 Years Later
It’s been more than a quarter century since Hook, the story of grown-up Peter Pan returning to Neverland, hit theaters.
An L.A. Minute Director on Cinema’s Love/Hate Relationship with the City of Angels
As one of the most storied and dynamic cities in America, Los Angeles is often the backdrop for cinematic fodder. From the comical L.A. Story to the (ahem, almost) 2017 Oscar® best picture winner La La Land, cinema has long drawn upon the multidimens...
How “Hot Summer Nights” Screenwriter Elijah Bynum Got To Direct His First Feature Film
To an outsider, the road to transforming Hot Summer Nights the script into Hot Summer Nights the film might look like the Hollywood dream.
Steven E. de Souza: Die Hard IS a Christmas Movie
Die Hard is a Christmas movie, full stop. Steven E. de Souza, who penned the film’s script more than 30 years ago, is adamant about that. But days ago at his Comedy Central Roast, the film’s star, Bruce Willis, told a wide-eyed audience “Die Hard is ...
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