Archive for July, 2011


Steve plans to start teaching screenwriting by discussing joke writing, but Alec insists on telling a knock-knock joke and then annoys Steve with a phone call from his girlfriend Nikki.

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Watch us LIVE on alternating Thursday nights, 7.30PM UK time: www.productionoffice.org Season 2 Episode 4 Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance Film Festival, talks to The Production Office about trends in independent filmmaking, the importance of genre and the rise of YouTube and social media. Elliot also discusses what’s next for last weeks guest David Reynold’s winner of Raindance Pepsi Max challenge. To see more of this interview and for other filmmaking videos, check out our channel!

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In this 4-part video, “Justified” showrunner/executive producer Graham Yost, writer/co-producer Wendy Calhoun, actress/series regular Erica Tazel (Rachel Brooks), and F/X Network Senior Vice President of Original Programming Danielle Woodrow talk with Writers Guild of America, West Committee of Black Writers chair David Wyatt about the writing of the episode “For Blood or Money” and how the show’s staff writes about characters of color. This interview was recorded at the Writers Guild West Theater on April 26, 2011 and sponsored by WGAW Committee of Black Writers. For more information, go to WGAW.org

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Screenwriter Steven Zaillian (“Schindler’s List,” “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” “Awakenings”) accepts the 2011 WGA Laurel Award for Screen. The Laurel Award of Achievement is given to that member of the Guild who has advanced the literature of the motion picture through the years, and who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of the screenwriter. Co-hosted by “Modern Family” co-stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Eric Stonestreet, the WGA Awards west coast show was held on February 5, 2011 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. To see the complete list of 2011 WGA Award winners, go to WGA.org.

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Twitter.com – Follow Us! Here come the Men in Black….Kinda…? Find out what’s the hold-up up next! Hey Hey Movie goers, I’m Chelsea Cannell and you’re watching Clevver Movies! So Men in Black 3 has been ready to go for some time now, at least that’s what we thought when the production started shooting back in December, but now thanks to the Hollywood reporter we are finding out that there seems to be a lot of script trouble. The plan for Sony was apparently to start shooting the first bit of the Script in December in order to pick up New York Tax incentives that were believed to be expiring…THEN they would take a break till February, finish the rest of the story and pick right back up where they left off. Well now it’s march, and they are still waiting. HR reports that at one point there was a full script that the studio liked but then Will Smith had a few issues and wanted to try and work them out himself. A source close to the production told the reporter that the actor has become QUOTE Quite enamored with aspects of screenwriting and that his process takes a long time. Yikes, this doesn’t sound good. So basically Will smith is supposedly holding up production so that he can fix plot problems in a film that should have already wrapped shooting?! Obviously he should have some say but does this seem a little crazy to anyone else? Weigh in in our comment section, and then make sure to follow us on twitter @clevvermovies to get the latest on MIB’s script saga. Thanks

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