Category: Screenwriting

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Aaron Sorkin on Writing ‘The Social Network’

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DP/30 interviews Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter for The Social Network. The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Acc...

Writing Screenplays for Film:

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Full Sail's Writing Instructor Dustin Lee offers an overview on how to write scripts and screenplays that deliver great stories.

Paul Thomas Anderson Q&A at Arclight Hollywood

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A director Q&A with Paul Thomas Anderson at ArcLight Hollywood.

Matthew Weiner on Creating ‘Mad Men’

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In this video interview posted by Media Mayhem, Matthew Weiner, the creator and producer of the television series Mad Men, is interviewed by Allison Hope Weiner (his sister). Matthew offers a glimpse into his childhoo...

Sofia Coppola Talks About Writing/Directing “Somewhere”

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Sundance DP/30 Interview with writer/director Sophia Coppola on her movie Somewhere. Trailer: Somewhere by Sofia Coppola

Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours) Discusses His Process

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Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) discusses the narrative pitfalls of flashbacks, character, and balancing humor with drama in his new film '127 Hours'. Interview highlights: He original...

Directors Roundtable: Tom Hooper, Lisa Cholodenko, Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Derek Cianfrance, & Peter Weir

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Film directors Tom Hooper ('The King's Speech'), Lisa Cholodenko ('The Kids Are All Right'), Darren Aronofsky ('Black Swan'), David O. Russell ('The Fighter'), Derek Cianfrance ('Blue Valentine'), and Peter Weir ('The...

Screenwriter Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) Guest Lecture at NYFA

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Paul Schrader wrote 2 drafts of Taxi Driver in 10 days on nothing but scotch whisky and Maalox. In this 2008 guest lecture series presented by New York Film Academy, Schrader discusses his personal life experiences (a...

THR Screenwriters Roundtable 2011

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The Hollywood Reporter writers roundtable with Aaron Sorkin (Moneyball), Steve Zaillan (Moneyball), Pedro Almodovar (The Skin I live In), D. L. Black (J. Edgar), Oren Moverman (Rampart) and Eric Roth (Extremely Loud a...

Judd Apatow on Writing & Directing Comedy

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Judd Apatow, the writer/director behind "Knocked Up", "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and "This is 40" discusses his career experiences and writing inspiration. This DP/30 interview was s hot in Los Angeles, November 2012.

“Writing the Hollywood Blockbuster” Speakers Series

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How simple is it to write a Hollywood blockbuster film script? This "Writing the Hollywood Blockbuster" Speakers Series is presented by the Scriptwriters Network. Guest panels include top writers, producers and enter...

Screenwriting for the Hollywood Studio System 101 by Ben Garant

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Screenwriter & producer Ben Garant at Loyola University New Orleans shares his personal experiences and insights on screenwriting and structuring a typical Hollywood story.

DP/30: Beasts of th Southern Wild, co-writer Lucy Alibar

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Shot in Los Angeles, December 2012

DP/30: Mark Boal Talks Zero Dark Thirty

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Screenwriter/Producer Mark Boal talks about his film, Zero Dark Thirty and the months of controversy around its details.Shot

DP/30: Mark Boal on Zero Dark Thirty

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Screenwriter/Producer Mark Boal talks about his film, Zero Dark Thirty and the months of controversy around its details. (Part 2)

DP/30 @ Cannes 2012: Amour, writer/director Michael Haneke

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Shot in Cannes, May 2012

DP/30: Amour, writer/director Michael Haneke (LA 2012)

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Please see "DP/30 @ Cannes 2012: Amour, writer/director Michael Haneke" for more conversation specific to this movie.This Interview

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