December 5, 2016

Interview: Rebecca Miller (MAGGIE’S PLAN)

Rebecca Miller’s films, from THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE and THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE to PERSONAL VELOCITY and ANGELA, have garnered praise from Sundance to Edinburgh. MAGGIE’S PLAN (Sony Classics), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, is being touted as an awards-season favorite. The comedy follows Maggie (Greta Gerwig), who decides […]

December 3, 2016

Watch: Writing A Racially Charged America

The Writers Guild of America, East hosts a panel moderated by Jamal Joseph with Robin Thede (THE NIGHTLY SHOW), David Simon (SHOW ME A HERO; THE WIRE), Jo Miller (FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE), Jane Tillman Irving (WCBS-AM NewsRadio 880) and Jelani Cobb (POLICING THE POLICE) on writing about a racially charged America at time […]

December 2, 2016

Podcast: “The Art of Screenwriting” with Rebecca Miller (MAGGIE’S PLAN), Jean-Christophe Castelli (BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK) and Mike Mills (20TH CENTURY WOMEN)

As part of the 54th New York Film Festival, the Writers Guild of America, East hosted a panel on “The Art of Screenwriting” with panelists Rebecca Miller, who wrote and directed NYFF53 Main Slate selection MAGGIE’S PLAN; Jean-Christophe Castelli, writer of BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, directed by Ang Lee; and Mike Mills, writer-director of BEGINNERS and the NYFF54 Centerpiece selection 20TH CENTURY […]

November 30, 2016

Interview: Erin Cressida Wilson (THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN)

Erin Cressida Wilson debut screenplay adaptation, for the 2002 film SECRETARY, won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. She would go on to write critically-acclaimed screenplays FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS, CHLOE and MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN. In 2014, Erin began working on a screenplay for Paula Hawkins’s yet-unreleased novel […]

November 14, 2016

Interview: Chris Sparling (MERCY)

Chris Sparling burst onto the thriller scene with his Rotten Tomatoes’ Certified Fresh breakout film BURIED, which is as claustrophobic as it is intense. On November 22nd, Netflix will release his latest thriller, MERCY, a home invasion thriller, which debuted to strong reviews at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film follows four estranged brothers […]