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Who Makes How Much in Hollywood? (via the Hollywood Reporter)
Great article in the Hollywood Reporter about salaries in film and TV from writers and directors to chefs and production jobs. Includes ranges and averages circa 2014. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-salaries-revealed-movie-stars-737321
Which 2014 Best Picture Nominees Pass the Bechdel Test: A New Yorker Quiz
American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Nebraska Philomena 12 Years a Slave The Wolf of Wall Street The Bechdel Test, created in 1985 by the cartoonist and … Continue reading
A Galaxy of Franchises: The New Yorker Interactive Infographic of Movie Franchise Profitability
Hollywood is enamored with the franchise. A profitable one can sustain sequels across multiple decades that are worth billions of dollars in ticket sales alone. But, as the box-office ups … Continue reading
How the Kingdom Came: Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola on Collaboration
Writing partners can be tricky, time-consuming and problematic, but when it works, it works. It worked for Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, who co-wrote Moonrise Kingdom. They talked about the … Continue reading
Think You’ve Re-Written Your Scene Enough? Tony Kushner on Re-Writing “Lincoln”
Playwright/screenwriter Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”) got nominated for an Oscar for his dense, literary and poetic screenplay of “Lincoln” (adapted from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book “Team of Rivals), but … Continue reading
Billy Wilder on What It Takes to be a Writer Who Writes
You may have heard of him or seen some of his movies like, oh, for instance, “Some Like It Hot”, “Sunset Blvd.”, “The Lost Weekend” and “The Apartment”. No shock: … Continue reading
The Scoggins Report on 2012 Movie Pitch Sales
This compilation of sales and trends in the industry is very illuminating (but a little depressing) if you’re trying to pitch a movie. The bottom line: Don’t bother pitching drama … Continue reading
Evolution of a Classic: Paddy Chayefsky’s Creative Path To “Network”
You may find it vaguely reassuring to know that the earliest rough drafts of even a brilliant script like “Network” were, well… rough. This great article from the NY Times … Continue reading