Andrew Kevin Walker

7 and 8: Two very relevant numbers in screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walkers’ career. In the articles that follow, Walker describes how everything went so right with David Fincher’s “Seven” and so wrong with Joel Schumacher’s “8mm”. Two very dark thrillers indeed: One, a great modern classic; the other one, a  very big miss. From The…

The Screenwriter's Ultimate Guide To Hollywood Meeting Terminology

For you, The Screenwriter’s Ultimate Guide To Hollywood Terminology from Screencraft. Do you know the meaning of…. & (AND), ABOVE THE LINE, AGAINST, BEAT SHEET, BELOW THE LINE, BIDDING WAR, COVERAGE, CREATIVE EXECUTIVE, DEVELOPMENT HELL, ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER, ELEVATOR PITCH, FILM CANON (OR JUST “CANON”), FOUR QUADRANT MOVIE, SCALE, SPEC SCRIPT, STORY CANON, TENT POLE …? Well, you should!

Adventures in the Screen Trade

William Goldman is one of the best screenwriters Hollywood has seen. He is the author of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (an original script that won him his first Oscar), “All The President’s Men” (maybe the most difficult adaptation ever made in Hollywood, it won him Oscar number two), “Marathon Man” (excellent script on…