Ramona Zacharias

Ramona Zacharias’s Year in Quotes

Ramona Zacharias’s Year in Quotes

Ramona looks back over her interviews from 2016, and shares some of her favorite quotes.

Ramona looks back over her interviews from 2016, and shares some of her favorite quotes.

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Damien Chazelle on La La Land

Damien Chazelle on La La Land

Damien Chazelle discusses writing two movies in one, the underlying sadness of musicals, and challenging yourself to make it personal.

Damien Chazelle on writing two movies in one, the underlying sadness of musicals, giving your script feeling, and challenging yourself to make it personal.

 Ramona Zacharias

Barry Jenkins on Moonlight

Barry Jenkins on Moonlight

Barry Jenkins discusses making the audience walk a mile in the character’s shoes, the use of waypoints in adaptations, and the importance of poor first drafts.

Barry Jenkins discusses making the audience walk a mile in the character’s shoes, the use of waypoints in adaptations, and the importance of poor first drafts.

 Ramona Zacharias

John McNamara & Sera Gamble: The Magicians

John McNamara & Sera Gamble: The Magicians

John McNamara & Sera Gamble discuss finding the best version of the moment, the importance of not knowing what happens next, and the value of treating everything as practice.

John McNamara & Sera Gamble discuss finding the best version of the moment, the importance of not knowing what happens next, and the value of treating everything as practice.

 Ramona Zacharias

Giving Up and Letting Go: Erin Cressida Wilson on Adapting The Girl on the Train

Giving Up and Letting Go: Erin Cressida Wilson on Adapting The Girl on the Train

Erin Cressida Wilson discusses her process of adaptation, embracing writer’s block, and the importance of embarrassing yourself when writing.

Erin Cressida Wilson discusses her process of adaptation, embracing writer’s block, and the importance of embarrassing yourself when writing.

 Ramona Zacharias

Communicating through Fiction: Tom Ford on Nocturnal Animals

Communicating through Fiction: Tom Ford on Nocturnal Animals

Tom Ford on why all his scenes have their own 3-act structure, writing as catharsis, the value of a strict schedule and the importance of photo research.

Tom Ford on why all his scenes have their own 3-act structure, writing as catharsis, the value of a strict schedule and the importance of photo research.

 Ramona Zacharias

Frank & Lola: A Long Labor of Love

Frank & Lola: A Long Labor of Love

Matthew Ross on writing a psychosexual noir love story, playing with audience expectations, and accommodating changes into your script.

Matthew Ross on writing a psychosexual noir love story, playing with audience expectations, and accommodating changes into your script.

 Ramona Zacharias

James L. Brooks and Kelly Fremon Craig on The Edge of Seventeen

James L. Brooks and Kelly Fremon Craig on The Edge of Seventeen

The importance of details, building audience trust with the narrator, and the writer’s edge.

The importance of details, building audience trust with the narrator, and the writer’s edge.

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