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.

 Ramona Zacharias

“We didn’t want to put pencils inside any of them!” Aibel & Berger on Trolls

“We didn’t want to put pencils inside any of them!” Aibel & Berger on Trolls

Creating relatable characters, the secret to the success of a decades-long partnership, and great advice for aspiring writers.

Creating relatable characters, the secret to the success of a decades-long partnership, and great advice for aspiring writers.

 Ramona Zacharias

It’s all about the leaving out: American Pastoral

It’s all about the leaving out: American Pastoral

John Romano on the challenges of adapting Philip Roth, identifying the central through line of a story, and the importance of the spoken word.

John Romano on the challenges of adapting Philip Roth, identifying the central through line of a story, and the importance of the spoken word.

 Ramona Zacharias

A 2-Act Film: Paul Schrader on Dog Eat Dog

A 2-Act Film: Paul Schrader on Dog Eat Dog

Paul Schrader discusses his new film Dog Eat Dog, shooting on a budget, making a 2-act film, and the state of the film industry.

Paul Schrader discusses his new film Dog Eat Dog, shooting on a budget, making a 2-act film, and the state of the film industry.

 Ramona Zacharias

“There’s both light and dark…There’s a lot of dark!” Black Mirror

“There’s both light and dark…There’s a lot of dark!” Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones on screenwriting levers, satire, and why checking your phone is like smoking. Plus great practical advice for writers!

Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones on screenwriting levers, satire, and why checking your phone is like smoking. Plus great practical advice for writers!

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