Screenwriting

'Dallas Buyers Club' About 'Living For The First Time': Screenwriter

Heather Magee | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

I knew "Dallas Buyers Club" was a film that was about 25 years in the making, but I had no idea how the story originally came to be.

Step into 'The Ring': Workshop offers new approach for screenwriters

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Katherine Brodsky

As many writers can attest to, getting a script idea out of your head and onto the page isn't always so easy.

Rejection, Hollywood-Style

Tim Sandlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Tim Sandlin

If you plan to work in the movie business you must accept that everyone lies and it's normal behaviour and your job is to figure out what they really mean. Richard Price once said, " 'Thank you,' in Hollywood, means 'You're fired'." It is my experience, the studios said "Thank you," but the producers said nothing.

Why I Left Hollywood (Part 1)

Tim Sandlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Tim Sandlin

I wrote five novels about my problems and then I ran out of problems. I have always thought a novelist with nothing to say should shut up, so I did, waiting patiently for new problems to appear. In the meantime, I wrote screenplays because you don't have to have anything to say to write a movie. You just have to be able to give good meeting.

Has Aaron Sorkin's Personality Jumped the Shark?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Wanna know what I think about The Newsroom? It's a good show -- a very good first start. It's presumptuous and preachy, and it reeks of imploding self...

Ten Things I've Learned From Nora Ephron

Josh Bowman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada
Josh Bowman

Nora used her films as vehicles to talk about women in new ways, to address elements of institutional sexism, to tell honest stories. She used humour to bring her audience with her, and she was loved because of it. Here are 10 things I've learned from her.