Posts tagged ‘screenwriters’

September 25, 2013

Screenwriter Profile: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio

Terry+Rossio+World+Premiere+Walt+Disney+Pirates+cfb0Uk8MH_DlThe Writers:

Writing team Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio are the highest grossing screenwriters of all time. They’ve written a number of films for Disney including Shrek, Aladdin, and The Pirates of the Caribbean films. These guys are in their early fifties, and it looks like they have decades more of amazing stories in front of them.

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September 12, 2013

Challenge Yourself to Write Every Day with the Fall Goalpost

Fall-Goalpost-Slider1-590x343The BlueCat Screenplay Competition is putting on a little challenge for screenwriters: write at least three pages a day for thirty days, starting on Monday, September 16. If you follow through with the challenge, by the end of thirty days you should have the rough draft of your next script in hand.

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April 30, 2013

5 Greatest Screenwriters of All Time

Quinn Steers of WhatCulture recently put together a list of the five greatest screenwriters of all time. His picks are:

5. Ingmar Bergman

4. Stanley Kubrick

3. Paul Thomas Anderson

2. Billy Wilder

1. Woody Allen

Steers says of Allen,

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March 21, 2013

Quote of the Day: Joe Eszterhas

Screenwriters are supposed to be neither seen nor heard. I certainly violated that rule. Among others.

February 7, 2012

Screenwriter Profile: Julius & Philip Epstein

 

The Writers:

Along with Howard Koch, Julius & Philip Epstein were the writers behind Casablanca. Born in New York in 1909, the twin brothers were under contract at Warner Brothers at the time. They started their writing careers separately, then decided to team up in 1939. Producers who wanted “the Epstein flair” added to a script were known to shout what became a common phrase in Hollywood: “Get me the Epsteins!”

The brothers turned in their draft of Casablanca (based on the never produced play Everybody Comes to Rick’s) three days before production started — the famous ending wasn’t settled until the end of the production.

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