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7 Ways To Define Screenwriting Career Success

7 Ways To Define Screenwriting Career Success

Many screenwriters ask themselves (or are asked) if they are successful in their screenwriting careers. While being paid megabucks for someone to produce your screenplay is one measure of success (and a nice one at that), not all screenwriters are paid for every screenplay they write. That doesn’t mean they don’t have a measure of […]

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“Extreme Politeness” Screenwriters Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe Discuss ‘Greener Grass’

“Extreme Politeness” Screenwriters Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe Discuss ‘Greener Grass’

Are you familiar with the ways of the people from the Midwest? Where everyone is super polite, politically correct, and sports a perma-smile (maintained by braces) just to keep up appearances? Actresses, screenwriters, and directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe explore this notion in their Independent Spirit nominated Best First Screenplay, Greener Grass. The title conjures […]

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Wes Tooke Talks Roland Emmerich’s WW2 Film “Midway”

Wes Tooke Talks Roland Emmerich’s WW2 Film “Midway”

Wes Tooke has written for TV shows including USA Network’s drama Colony and Amazon’s comedy Jean-Claude Van Johnson. He’s also written a number of novels including Ballpark Blues, Lucky, and King Of Mound. This year, he wrote Midway, the World War 2 drama helmed by Roland Emmerich. He spoke to Creative Screenwriting about his writing process and […]

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“Speaking Truth To Power” Billy Ray Talks ‘Richard Jewell’

“Speaking Truth To Power” Billy Ray Talks ‘Richard Jewell’

Billy Ray is known for his writing on Shattered Glass (2003), Captain Phillips (which garnered him an Oscar nomination for the best adapted screenplay in 2013), and The Hunger Games (2012). 2019 has been a particularly fruitful year for the screenwriter who penned Terminator: Dark Fate, Gemini Man, and Richard Jewell, the stunning story of […]

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D.J McPherson and Jack Christian On “The First Law”

D.J McPherson and Jack Christian On “The First Law”

After another round, our judges faced another struggle deciding on the winning script for the 2019 Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition. The grand prize went to screenwriters D.J. McPherson and Jack Christian with their sci-fi screenplay The First Law. Let’s hear what they had to say about the project. What inspired the story that […]

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