In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers and showrunners Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis (“Pam & Tommy”), Patrick Macmanus and Liz Hannah (“The Girl from Plainville”) who both have taken creative liberties in adapting true stories for a limited series. Plus, invaluable tips in this month’s “Ask the Coach” about what you need for a TV pitch.
Finding Significance in Absurdity with “Pam & Tommy” Showrunners Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis
Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis share their inherent creative attraction to true stories and characters, building out the show's writer's room, and making choices to humanize characters to make them multi-dimensional.
Make Way for Viña Delmar
Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch celebrates the female screenwriters who came before us with this month's spotlight on prolific screenwriter and author Viña Delmar.
Say Hello to Goodbye, Petrushka
Script contributor Rich Monetti speaks with filmmaker Nicola Rose about her creative filmmaking and puppeteer journey to filming her latest film, Goodbye, Petrushka.
Writing a True Crime Series Through a Subjective Lens with “The Girl From Plainville” Creators and Showrunners Patrick Macmanus and Liz Hannah
“The Girl From Plainville” showrunners, creators, and writers Patrick Macmanus and Liz Hannah shares with Script what their initial connection to the core of the story was, finding the right balance between taking creative liberties and sticking to the facts, Liz's television directorial debut and much more.
Ask the Coach: What Do I Need for a TV Pitch?
Neil Landau shares some invaluable tips with Jenna Avery about the process of having your script requested, and what to be ready for in the room once you’re pitching. So today we’re answering the question, “What do I need for a TV pitch?”
The Exquisite Reality of Yesterday: A Chat with Julian Fellowes about Downton Abbey: A New Era
Script contributor Sonya Alexander speaks with Downton Abbey: A New Era screenwriter Julian Fellowes about writing time period centric pieces, his personal connection to history, his writing journey from novelist to now, and how becoming a writer-director has changed his perspective on writing.