Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories

Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories

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Overview

Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories by Peter Hanson, Paul Robert Herman

Tales from the Script gathers notable veterans of the screen wars who demonstrate the basic truth of our adventures in Movieland: Writing is the easy part.” — John Sayles, writer/director of Lone Star and Eight Men Out

“Fascinating tales from the belly of the beast.” — Lawrence Kasdan, Oscar-nominated writer/director of The Big Chill, Wyatt Earp, and Body Heat

Tales from the Script is an unprecedented collection of exclusive interviews with dozens of Hollywood screenwriters—including industry legends Bruce Joel Rubin, David S. Ward, Nora Ephron, Paul Mazursky, John August, Steven De Souza, and Paul Schrader. In these conversations, they reveal the secrets behind their successes and failures, offer uplifting stories about how faith in their talent has empowered their careers, and share colorful, entertaining anecdotes about popular movie stars and films.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061988004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/26/2010
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 771,509
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Michigan native Peter Hanson studied film at New York University and journalism at the University at Albany-SUNY. He is the author of Dalton Trumbo, Hollywood Rebel (a finalist for the Theatre Library Association Award), and The Cinema of Generation X. He directed the documentary feature Every Pixel Tells a Story and the award-winning short Stagehand, and co-wrote the narrative feature The Last Round. His articles have appeared in Script and Written By. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.


Paul Robert Herman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in psychology. He earned his teaching credentials from the University of Colorado at Boulder, specializing in creative writing and film. After moving to Hollywood, he completed UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting. He worked for several years as an assistant producer for an entertainment company in Pacific Palisades before branching off on his own. He has written, directed and produced short films through his multimedia company, Jade Tiger Productions.

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