How Successful Screenwriters Manage Their Creativity

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How Successful Screenwriters Manage Their Creativity

Most screenwriters have, at one time or another, wrestled with their relationship to their own creative mind. As writers we are always in search of  ideas and ways to tell stories in new and interesting ways. Tapping into that creative stream of consciousness, or the “antenna”, can often be elusive. In this series of interviews 9 successful screenwriters discuss their process of injecting a sense of order into the creative process and how they translate random ideas into a structured screenplay.

John August (“Big Fish,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”)

Paul Haggis (“Crash”, “Million Dollar Baby”)

Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “We Bought A Zoo”)

Dustin Lance Black (“Milk,” “J. Edgar”)

Mike White (“School of Rock,” “Nacho Libre”)

David Magee (“Life of Pi,” “Finding Neverland”)

Stephen Schiff (“Lolita,” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”)

David Seidler (“The King’s Speech,” “Tucker: The Man and His Dream”)

Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”)

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    DK Macharia

    Thank you so much for this. Took notes. Learned TONNES of stuff.

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