Posts tagged ‘Young Adult’

October 16, 2013

Diablo Cody on What No One Tells You About Being a Screenwriter

The infamous Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) recently did an interview for Vulture in which she explained seven things that no one tells you about being a top screenwriter.

Now, most writers won’t have to deal with the perks and problems of wide-spread fame like Cody’s, but hopefully we’ll each find a piece of fame within the screenwriting world, and many of Cody’s thoughts apply to that:

1. You will be held accountable for your words.
Writers drink, and therefore we often exhibit poor judgment. In 2007, whenJuno came out, people were wearing rhinestone-embellished trucker caps and I was making bad decisions, too. I said a lot of stupid things in interviews because I figured no one was paying attention — who cares about screenwriters, generally? But my big mouth got me into trouble countless times. As a “visible” writer, you have to learn to conduct yourself like an actor. Say what you’ve been coached to say. Don’t talk shit about anyone. Behind closed doors, I’m still a drunk train wreck, but in interviews, I try to channel Sandra Bullock or someone else the public finds charming.

2.  You will be a big deal for about ten seconds.
Since I “broke through” (ugh) six years ago, countless younger, funnier, smarter writers have flocked to Hollywood and TOOK MY JERB. That’s the nature of this business. Just ask any of the actresses who were on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue in the nineties. Believe me, they all want to murder Emma Stone right now. You will be replaced. Keep your head down and work as much as you can.

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February 4, 2013

Script: Young Adult

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Young Adult was written by Diablo Cody.