Pictures Of The Final Destination ....3/14/06
The screenplay for Final Destination 3, a supernatural thriller, uses story elements such as fate and mystery to weave a tale about several teenagers who temporarily escape death. Read more...
Lord Of War Reveals Secret Life ....9/3/05
Writer/Director Andrew Niccol exposes another side of war in Lord Of War, a film in
which Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage), an arms dealer, brings tragedy to his wife, his brother, and himself by selling weapons of war. Read more...
Firestorm: The Genesis Of My Screenwriting Techniques
My phone rang on a Saturday morning in April 1997. I was still asleep, but my answering machine picked up. "Chris, this is Matthew. I work with your producers," a voice from the
machine said. "We've gotten an offer on your script, Firestorm , and we think we're going to take it." Read more...
Filmmakers Revive Ghosts of Amityville
The 1979 film, The Amityville Horror , tells the true-life story of George and Kathy Lutz, a couple who moved into a house one year after an entire family had been murdered there. The
film is based on a novel by Jay Anson that claims that the Lutz family fled from their Amityville, NY house after being victimized by ghosts. Read more...
CRASH Dramatizes Urban Reality ....3/28/05
Writer/Director Paul Haggis based his upcoming film, CRASH, on a personal life experience
in which he "was car-jacked at gunpoint" in Los Angeles, California. That experience inspired the screenplay for CRASH, which he co-wrote with Bobby Moresco. Read more...
Hero Saves Lives In Hotel Rwanda ....1/31/05
The focus of the film, Hotel Rwanda, is the character, Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who uses his skills as a businessman and his love of family to save the lives of 1,268 people
during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Read more...
Blade: Trinity Adds Three Slices of Storytelling ....12/15/04
In the film Blade Trinity, Blade (Wesley Snipes), a superhuman man, leads a group of vampire hunters known as the Nightstalkers in a life and death crusade against vampires led by a
female vampire, Danica Talos (Parker Posey). Read more...
"Godsend" Comes To Life
In the film Godsend, Paul Duncan (Greg Kinnear) and his wife, Jessie (Rebecca
Romijn-Stamos), agree to let a geneticist named Dr. Richard Wells (Robert De Niro) clone their eight-year-old son, Adam (Cameron Bright), shortly after the boy dies in an accident. Read more...
Screenwriting Experts To Appear At Show Biz Expo ....1/26/04
On March 3-6, 2004, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, highly-acclaimed script consultants
Syd Field and Laurie Scheer will appear at the Show Biz Expo, an annual entertainment industry
gathering that includes meetings about the technical and artistic aspects of film and video production.