November 25, 2009
Panel: Who Has the Write Stuff?
Doctors keep them stashed in drawers, lawyers dream of selling theirs, and legions of fledgling scribes hope they’ll discover the secret to fashioning them from scratch.
We’re talking about screenplays, seen by many as gateways to a creatively satisfying and lucrative career in movies. Taking a cue from Peter Hanson’s documentary Tales from the Script, our panelists examine their calling with all its frustrations, triumphs, and rewards. They tell us about the potential gaps between script and screen. They consider the writer/director relationship, citing examples from their own experiences. Most of all, they let us know whether having the write stuff is enough to get a screenplay off your desk and into the theater.