David Guggenheim broke into the business in February 2010 by selling the spec script Safe House which was produced and has grossed $208M worldwide. Since that time, Guggenheim has sold two more spec scripts: “Black Box” to Universal and “Narco Sub” to 20th Century Fox, as well as the pitch “Puzzle Palace”. With several other projects in development and having made the Black List twice (2010, 2012), it’s safe to say Guggenheim is one of the hottest action-thriller screenwriters in Hollywood today.
Here are links to the six installments of the entire interview:
By W. Kamau Bell.
So… that happened.
That is one of my favorite lines in the history of film. It is from David Mamet’s brilliant State and Main. It comes out of the mouth of Alec Baldwin’s character right after he totals his car and the underage girl he was — and shouldn’t have been —with runs from the scene of the crimes. Alec casually looks to the person who witnessed the whole thing and says, matter of factly, “So… that happened.”
I always took that to mean, “I don’t know what the fuck that was exactly, but it happened. And now we all just have to deal with it and move on.”
Yup, Totally Biased has been canceled.
So… that happened.
By Amanda Cole
A couple of nights ago I was at a small film get together hosting Derek Cianfrance (writer/director of Blue Valentine). He used phrases like “I thought I was cursed” and “people thought I was delusional” about making his first movie. This language oddly made me feel better... click and scroll down for full article.
A Conversation with Screenwriter Walter Bernstein
Something interesting happens when you ask people not about themselves but about something they care about. Host Randy Cohen – for twelve years writer of The Ethicist column in the NY Times – talks to his guests about a person, a place, and a thing they find meaningful. This time, that guest is screenwriter Walter Bernstein, celebrated for The Magnificent Seven, The Train, The Front, Semi-Tough, Fail Safe and many more. Click HERE for more information.
WGAE's "Drama & Deception in DC" panel, featuring Danny Strong, Joe Weisberg and Beau Willimon, is now available for download. Click here to visit the Guild on iTunes U.
The Writers Guild of America, East has announced the 2013 election results for its Council. Click here for more information, including a list of election winners.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell will host the 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony. The awards will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Click here to read more.
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2013 season. The winners will be honored at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Click here to read more.
Study found violations of NY wage and hour laws are endemic in the nonfiction television industry, while real wages are falling and working conditions are getting worse even as the companies gain more profits. Click here to read more.