For Screenwriters: How Billy Wilder’s Some Like it Hot Was Written

Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz) was a big film star in Hollywood during the 50s and the beginning of the 60s. He made great films like Sweet Smell of Success, got an Oscar nomination for The Defiant Ones and, at…

Andrew Kevin Walker On “Se7en” and “8mm”

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…

Guide To Hollywood 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…