Monday, October 23, 2017
Orange County Screenwriters Association


"Gold" Writing Team Patrick Massett & John Zinman Teach Us How to Write Practical Scenes



To write "Gold", duo Patrick Massett & John Zinman drew from their background in acting to develop practical scenes. They also looked to "Amadeus" for inspiration on "peeling back layers" and "turning over the final card".

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Original author: Final Draft
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"Hunt for the Wilderpeople" Writer/Director Taika Waititi Talks Keeping Your Audience Engaged



Writer, actor, director Taika Waititi tells us about creating a new comedy scene in New Zealand and how to keep people feeling like they're a part of your story. He also let slip the inspirations for his What We Do in the Shadows character Viago: His mother combined with C-3PO. 

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Original author: Final Draft
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"Arrival" Screenwriter Eric Heisserer on NASA, Palindromes and Breaking the Rules of Writing



Eric Heisserer brings the science world to our doorstep and tells us what it's like to break unspoken rules while writing. 

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Original author: Final Draft
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"Jackie" Screenwriter Noah Oppenheim Discusses the Custodian of a Presidential Legacy



Screenwriter Noah Oppenheim talks with us about writing his first screenplay "Jackie" and the inspiration he drew from Jackie Kennedy as the custodian and myth-maker of her husband's legacy.

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Original author: Final Draft
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"Lion" Screenwriter Luke Davies Talks the "Rapid, Intense Process of Writing"



Screenwriter Luke Davies sits down with us to discuss how he fell in love with the story behind "Lion". 

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Original author: Final Draft
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Hacksaw Ridge Screenwriter Robert Schenkkan Talks Heroism and Writing Battlegrounds

Hacksaw Ridge Screenwriter Robert Schenkkan Talks Heroism and Writing Battlegrounds

Robert Schenkkan returns to our podcast to discuss heroism and writing battlegrounds in his latest, Hacksaw Ridge - in theaters now. 

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Original author: Final Draft
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"The Girl On The Train" Screenwriter, Erin Cressida Wilson Talks Inherent Storytelling


Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson takes us behind the scenes of the thriller The Girl On The Train and dives back into her days teaching screenwriting to divulge her storytelling secrets.

Original author: Final Draft
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Robert Schenkkan: "All The Way" from Stage to HBO

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Acclaimed writer Robert Schenkkan talks to Final Draft about Lyndon Johnson, Bryan Cranston and adapting his Tony Award winning, historical play for HBO.

All The Way premiers Saturday, May 21st on HBO. Check your local listings!

Original author: Final Draft
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"Empire" Writer Eric Haywood on Music Videos and Finishing Your Writing


Eric Haywood, writer and producer on Fox's hit show, Empire, shares his background in music videos and the mindset it takes to get your story on the page. 

Watch Empire Wednesday nights 9/8c on Fox!

Original author: Final Draft
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Bryan Sipe Discusses "Demolition" and His Own Creative Path Through Loss

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Screenwriter Bryan Sipe opens up to us about the origins of Demolition and his own struggle through the creative process. 

In the film, Jake Gyllenhaal's character is told, "to understand what's broken, you have to take it all apart," Sipe says. Here, Sipe deconstructs his writing process for us as well. 

Demolition is out in theaters today, April 8th!

Original author: Final Draft
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Bob Nelson on "The Confirmation" and the Merits of the Dramedy Genre

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We talked to Bob Nelson, screenwriter of Nebraska, about his latest film The Confirmation, his background in comedy and the origin story of Bill Nye the Science Guy. 

The Confirmation is out in theaters and on iTunes March, 18th. 

Original author: Final Draft
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Julie Delpy Talks About Her New Film Lolo

Julie Delpy Talks About Her New Film Lolo

Julie Delpy writes, directs and stars in her new film Lolo. Here she talks with us about the bonds of parenthood, French humor and what inspired her love of writing.

Lolo is out in theaters Friday, March 11th.

Original author: Final Draft
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The Big Short Co-Writer Charles Randolph Stops By The Insider View Podcast

The Big Short Co-Writer Charles Randolph Stops By The Insider View Podcast

Charles Randolph, co-writer of The Big Short, drops by the Insider View Podcast to chat with host, Pete D'Alessandro about his background in aesthetic philosophy, working with Adam McKay and what makes credit default swaps such a fascinating film topic. 

 The Big Short is out in theaters now. 

Original author: Final Draft
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Final Draft Insider View with The Revenant Screenwriter Mark L. Smith

Final Draft Insider View with The Revenant Screenwriter Mark L. Smith

Listen as Mark L. Smith, screenwriter of The Revenant, talks to Insider View host Pete D'Alessandro about everything from Colorado dude ranches to drafting screenplays before pitching. 

 

The Revenant is out in wide release today - January 8th, 2016!

 

 

 

Original author: Final Draft
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Final Draft Insider View with Filmmaker Andrew Jenks

Final Draft Insider View with Filmmaker Andrew Jenks

Andrew Jenks, award-winning twenty-something American filmmaker, explains how to find the story in documentaries, and how the story often leads you to discover material you were never expecting. From the realities of nursing homes to  a young man fighting to get a wrongful conviction overturned, Jenks finds moving topics and uses his storytelling skills to craft unforgettable documentaries. In addition to his filmmaking, he is also the host of MTV's very popular documentary series World of Jenks. If all that work werent enough to keep him busy, he is the founder of the All-American High School Film Festival. The annual event was designed to inspire and educate young filmmakers from around the world and features judges such as Kristen Stewart, Morgan Spurlock, and Diablo Cody.

Original author: Final Draft
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Final Draft Insider View with Daniel Vang and Christopher Lockhart

Final Draft Insider View with Daniel Vang and Christopher Lockhart

Final Draft sits down with WME's Christopher Lockhart and Benderspink's Daniel Vang  for a discussion about the life of a script. Many writers don't consider what happens after an executive reads a script and thinks it has potential to go to production. But the more you the screenwriter know about the process, the better you can prepare your script to be a part of it, and the better your odds of seeing your name in the credits.

Original author: Final Draft
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'Sleepy Hollow' Co-Creator Phillip Iscove on the Evolution of a Hit Show

'Sleepy Hollow' Co-Creator Phillip Iscove on the Evolution of a Hit Show

Phillip Iscove, creator of hit TV series Sleepy Hollow, talks about his early days at film school in Toronto, working as an assistant at powerhouse agency UTA for eight years, and how Sleepy Hollow was not just his first sale: it also saved him from being kicked out of the country. Along the way he discusses the prevalence of genre stories on television, the challenges of working on such a large budget show, and what he looks for when hiring staff writers. 

Original author: Final Draft
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'Insurgent' Screenwriter Brian Duffield talks writing for the hit franchise

'Insurgent' Screenwriter Brian Duffield talks writing for the hit franchise

A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Brian Duffield burst onto the screenwriting scene with his rom com spec 'Your Bridesmaid Is A Bitch', a Black List script that launched his career. Brian talks moving to Los Angeles after college, struggling to make himself known in Hollywood, and what it's like to write a script for a hit franchise.

Original author: Final Draft
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'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Writer/Director Dean DeBlois Discusses Animation

'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Writer/Director Dean DeBlois Discusses Animation

Dean DeBlois, writer/director of such animated classics as Lilo and Stitch and the How To Train Your Dragon series, talks about how he got his start in animation, how to approach fantasy/adventure screenplays, and what it's like to write for a dragon. - 

Original author: Final Draft
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Anthony McCarten talks ‘The Theory of Everything’

Anthony McCarten talks ‘The Theory of Everything’

Acclaimed novelist, playwright and screenwriter Anthony McCarten tells how it took him eight years to convince Stephen and Jane Hawking to give him the rights to their story, his "exaggerated desire" to express himself, and how "putting words into the mouth of the smartest guy on the planet" took an enormous leap of faith. - 

Original author: Final Draft
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