Drew Goddard cut his teeth in the entertainment industry as a writer for Joss Whedon on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Since then he’s stayed largely in the TV world, having worked on Alias, Lost, and Marvel’s Daredevil series, but he continues to flex some increasingly big movie muscles. He wrote Cloverfield, he directed Cabin in the Woods (which he co-wrote with
Endings of movies are changed all the time. But when it’s a true story being told, there’s not a lot of room for alterations. You can’t have Chris Kyle live happily ever after at the end of American Sniper, for instance. His death, at the hands of another veteran, is too well-known. And even if it weren’t, you just can’t do that.
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One movie premiering this week at the Tribeca Film Festival that has gotten a lot of attention is In Your Eyes. The reason isn’t necessarily because of great buzz (though it’s getting decent reviews) or who stars in it (Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David) or who directed it (relative unknown Brin Hill) or even because it was just announced as being immediately available to rent through Vimeo… Continue reading What Screenwriter Will Immediately Draw You to a Movie?
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson has passed away at the age of 87.
Pierson is best known for his Oscar-nominated screenplays “Cool Hand Luke,” “Cat Ballou” and “Dog Day Afternoon,” the latter of which won him the gold in 1976. The Hollywood staple also served as President of the Writers Guild of America, from 1981-1983 and again from 1993-1995. More recently, he was President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts… Continue reading Frank Pierson Dead: 'Dog Day Afternoon' Screenwriter Dies At 87