The Dialogue: Learning From The Masters - Susannah Grant
"There's no scene in that movie that wasn't rewritten any fewer than 35 times. I mean constantly, constantly rewriting."
- Susannah Grant
Susannah Grant received an Oscar nomination in 2001 for her screenplay based on the life of working-class heroine Erin Brockovich. The AFI graduate and Nicholl Fellowship winner first started out writing for the television show Party of Five, and then went on to pen the scripts for Ever After and 28 Days.
Following her nomination, Grant adapted In Her Shoes and Charlotte's Web, as well as write and direct Catch and Release, starring Jennifer Garner. In this interview, learn all about the midwife vs. mother role of novel adaptations, the importance of finding your voice and why sometimes you just have to be able to really, really suck.
About The Dialogue Series:
THE DIALOGUE: Learning From the Masters is a groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes of the fascinating craft of screenwriting. In these extensive in-depth discussions with savvy industry interviewers, more than two-dozen of today's most successful screenwriters share their work habits, methods and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and eye-opening stories from life in the trenches of the film industry. Each screenwriter discusses his or her filmography in great detail and breaks down the mechanics of one favorite scene from their produced work.
The subjects include Oscar® winners and nominees like Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise), Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost), and Paul Attanasio (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco); comedy masters like Peter & Bobby Farrelly (There's Something About Mary, Stuck on You) and Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel (Parenthood, City Slickers, Fever Pitch); big-budget writers like Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (The Legend of Zorro, M:i:III), Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, Beautiful Girls), and Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich, In Her Shoes); and industry mavericks like Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and David S. Goyer (Dark City, Blade, Batman Begins).
These incisive discussions are essential viewing for anyone wanting to learn the screenwriting trade, film lovers of all types, and industry professionals in other fields. The writers' insights about the screenwriting life are rare and indispensable tools for how to make your screenplays better and crack the Hollywood code: the hard-earned practical and tactical wisdom of those already thriving in the industry.
It's powerful knowledge - straight from the source.
- Screenwriter: Susannah Grant
- Manufacturer: The Dialogue
- Date available: 01/01/2010
- Publication date: 12/31/2006
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