It all starts with the script! It’s a statement you’ve heard countless times in Hollywood and one that could not be more true. We had the opportunity to spend time with some of the most successful screenwriters in the industry at the WGA’s Behind the Screen: Winter Screenwriter’s Reception at the Capital Grille this week.
Attendees included Big Eyes screenwriter Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, The Good Lie screenwriter Margaret Nagle, John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad, Ouija screenwriter Stiles White, McFarland co-screenwriter Grant Thomspon, The Pyramid co-screenwriter Daniel Meersand, Addicted co-screenwriter Christina Welsh, Search Party co-screenwriters Michael Gagerman and Andrew Waller, No Good Deed screenwriter Aimee Lagos and more!
With such a wide range of projects, conversations ranged from discussing the life of a military bomb dog in Afghanistan who is reunited with the family of his fallen commander to setting off on a mission into the pyramids that turns quickly equal parts mystery and horror. One common theme among the writers was how long the process from script to screen can take, so it was certainly a night worth celebrating.
Photo Credit: WGA/ Michael Jones