Screenwriter Doug Richardson provides a candid look at the ugly battle for credit on a movie (which means money) and the WGA arbitration process. Ring ring. “Hi. It’s Doug Richardson. You’ve reached my voicemail. Please leave a message.” Beep. “Hi, Doug. It’s Susie from credits over at the Writer’s Guild. We have a decision on Read MoreRead More
In this interview by Dylan Callaghan, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner re-traces his six-year odyssey in scripting Lincoln and illuminates how the bloody and transcendent story the film centers on is still playing out in America today. The new film Lincoln draws its considerable dramatic power from the moral, existential dilemmas that churn at America’s core. It’s unlike any film legendary Read MoreRead More
In Hollywood, making movies is big business. And were there is big business, the workers unite to form unions. The following list is a sampling of the unions that every large production in Los Angeles will work with in the process of making a film. Read More
How real is “reality” TV? Three veteran “reality” TV writers reveal how the genre is written and how the networks and production companies use that label to take advantage of those who help create their multi-million dollar shows.Read More
This three part video series was produced by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) for their awards ceremony. In these video interviews screenwriters comment on their writing process, producer notes and what they’d be doing if they were not a writer.Read More
Presented by the WGAW Publicity and Marketing Committee, this March 27, 2010 all-day seminar offered Writers Guild members tools to help them get online, promote their careers, raise their industry profiles, build their brands and distribute and monetize their work.
A workshop presented by the Writers Guild of America, West’s Publicity & Marketing Committee teaching screenwriters how to use the media to publicize themselves and their careers. VIA: wgadotorg In this segment, Variety.com editor Dana Harris and L.A. Times “Scriptland” columnist Jay Fernandez explain how to pitch a feature story. In this segment, screenwriter John Read MoreRead More
by Evan Smith To steal someone’s car, money, parking space – that’s low. But to steal someone’s story? A little made-up tale? A hundred pages of FADE IN here and CUT TO there? Is that even stealing? Um, how can we put this – YES, DAMMIT! It is! Stealing of the worst kind! Because many Read MoreRead More