Posts tagged ‘Ted Elliott’

September 25, 2013

Screenwriter Profile: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio

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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 24, 2013

Shrek Script

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Here is the script for Shrek written by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio based on the book by William Steig. Notice that it is labeled the “Twenty First Draft.” If you’re feeling less than motivated to carry on with your writing, read this and remember that even the greats rewrite like crazy.

September 20, 2013

The Highest-Grossing Screenwriters of All Time

Thomas Mentel recently shared a list of the five highest-grossing screenwriters of all time (meaning their films have made the most money collectively, not necessarily themselves). There are probably some names on this list that you don’t know, but you absolutely should. One name not on the list worth noting is Melissa Rosenburg — the highest-grossing female screenwriter of all time (due primarily to her work on the Twilight series).

Here are a few excerpts from Mentel’s list:

5. David S. Goyer – $1.91 Billion (The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises)

Goyer has made a career out of being the go-to screenwriter for comic adaptations for the screen. However, he’s also had a lot of duds over the years with films like Sony’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Fox’s Jumper. But overall, he’s been a consistent player for Warner for over a decade with films like the Blade trilogy and the well-regarded sci-fi film Dark City.

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