Jeff York

What Makes for a Successful Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Cartoon?

What Makes for a Successful Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Cartoon?

The new live-action version of Dumbo made a respectable $45 million its opening weekend, but its 50% fresh score at RottenTomatoes.com helps explain why it didn’t do better. Most critics, like yours truly, praised its production values and the adorable CGI-created title character, but the other elements of director Tim Burton’s reimagining were mostly detrimental. […]

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Meg Wolitzer, Jane Anderson & Annie Starke Talk “The Wife”

Meg Wolitzer, Jane Anderson & Annie Starke Talk “The Wife”

In the age of popcorn movies, it is indeed a rare treat to see a film like The Wife grace our screens. It is a riveting exploration of the complex dynamics that occur in a marriage after thirty odd years. Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with Meg Wolitzer (novelist), Jane Anderson (screenwriter) and Annie Starke (actress.) Wolitzer […]