Friday, August 29, 2014

Screenwriting links: Fri, Aug 29

My Scripts and Scribes Interview: I answered some questions about my writing background, agency assistant job and professional script reading experience.

Being Mara Brock Akil: The Creator Being Mary Jane Gets Some Shine [Written By]

Inventing the End of the World: Interview with Manhattan's Sam Shaw [WGA.org]

How 'Wild' Saved a 'Lost' Reese Witherspoon [Vulture]
"The ideas of what a woman can and can’t do on film have really changed, and I think that’s in great part thanks to wonderful female writers like Lena Dunham, who tell very honest stories and explore female sexuality without shame. Just recently, I saw Jenny Slate in Obvious Child — so great — and I love characters like that who are that unapologetic and realistic. Even Bridesmaids changed the landscape of what we can see a female lead doing in a film. I’m just excited to be a part of it. I’ve never seen a film like Wild where the woman ends up with no man, no money, no family, no opportunity, but she still has a happy ending."

Can Jill Soloway Do Justice to the Trans Movement? [NY Times]

Writers Are Scared: Interview w/Geena Davis [Makers.com]

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