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OC Screenwriters - Articles

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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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SPOTLESS

spotlessOne the things I absolutely love about today's entertainment landscape is the ability to see shows that we might never have seen given where they were made.

I've always embraced the shows that were coming across from other countries.  BBC America probably started it but Netflix really pushed this effort. This continues with "Spotless" a Franco-Brit combined production that deals with a quite unusual premise but the world set up here slants everything including normally familiar relationships and consequences of those relationships.

The Premise: Jean Bastier (Marc-André Grondin) who owns a business that cleans up crime scenes, gets involved with gangsters after his shady brother Martin (Denis Ménochet) comes back into his life, forcing Jean to use his cleaning skills to eliminate evidence of crimes.

It's hard to describe this show in some senses.  It's well written, acted and shot.  What also works all the time are the relationships which seem both mundane and profound. spotless

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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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