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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.

For… Continue reading 'American Sniper' Screenwriter Jason Hall Reveals Why He Changed the Ending

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

Now that the trailer is out and you’ve seen some of the footage, just how graphic will Conan the Barbarian be? Co-writer Sean Hood talked about it on Wednesday:

As a screenwriter on Conan The Barbarian, I get asked this question a lot.

The world of Hyboria, as Robert E. Howard described it, is fleshy and brutal. Bloody beheadings and bare-chested slave girls abound. However, while the movie is unflinching in… Continue reading Conan the Barbarian Screenwriter on the Film's Rating

Tom Mankiewicz, the screenwriter of James Bond movies, has died aged 68. Mankiewicz passed away at his home after battling cancer. He underwent the Whipple operation, which is used to treat pancreatic cancer, three months ago. The cause of the death was not immediately known. Mankiewicz directed the 1987 movie ‘Dragnet’, starring Dan Aykroyd and […] Continue reading Screenwriter of James Bond films dies aged 68