Screenwriting as poetry

“As a schoolgirl, I thrilled at the power of poetry to exclude everything other than the poem itself, to let…

4 months ago

Character

“What I find in the films that I’ve made as a director and a writer, is that for me it’s …

6 months ago

Make Things

“You need to make things and not be so precious about whether they’re any good or not. Because I have…

7 months ago

The only way to do it is to do it

“Talking about artistic voice, personal connection, and noble causes is indeed very inspiring, and we spent many hours focusing on…

8 months ago

Learn the rules first, though

“As a television actor, I was held to a tight, rigid structure. A lot of it was childish rebellion. I…

9 months ago

Tell Me What You Want

The LA Times has assembled all of the Disney “I Want” songs.  Enjoy. Which Disney character has the best ‘I…

9 months ago

Many Ideas

Ross: “Nintey-nine percent of what we do is just terrible and we throw it out.” Matt: “Even Spielberg has bad…

9 months ago

The Comic/Tragic Codependency

“I try to create a reality, like the reality we experience in life. Life is comic and tragic. So the…

10 months ago

Adapting

“The screenplay tries to find the short story within the novel, and then goes for that short story.” — Nick…

10 months ago