Brock Swinson

“Improving Bulletproof Drafts” Mark Bomback on ‘Defending Jacob,’ ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain,’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’ Prequels 

“Improving Bulletproof Drafts” Mark Bomback on ‘Defending Jacob,’ ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain,’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’ Prequels 

Mark Bomback’s screenwriting education came from reading hundreds of screenplays. While working in an agency mailroom, he volunteered to read and provide coverage on submitted scripts, which taught him how to write, but also how not to write. “I would read whatever scripts were submitted for possible purchase and give my recommendations as to what […]

 Christopher McKittrick

From Rise to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

From Rise to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Mark Bomback on the Apes franchise, on talking Ape and script doctoring.

by Christopher McKittrick While 20th Century Fox is currently enjoying the box office success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the studio is hoping to score its second live action franchise hit of 2014 with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Though the franchise’s origins date back to the 1968 sci-fi classic Planet of […]