Questions for screenwriters roundtable

December 17th, 2013 by

This Friday, I will be conducting a third annual roundtable with 6 top young Hollywood screenwriters: Chris Borrelli, F. Scott Frazier, Chris McCoy, Justin Rhodes, Greg Russo, and John Swetnam. Between them, they have sold over a dozen spec scripts, have multiple Black List scripts, and are involved with numerous film projects.

The 2011 roundtable is here.

The 2012 roundtable is here.

Do you know Michael Apted’s fantastic “7 Up” documentary series wherein he visits with the same group of 12 participants every 7 years? I see this in a similar light, a chance to see how this group of young screenwriters makes their way through life in Hollywood, observations they have, lessons they’ve learned. It’s great they take the time to do this and it’s proven to be a really popular series.

If you have questions you would like me to consider raising in the discussion with this group of talented writers, please post in comments.

4 thoughts on “Questions for screenwriters roundtable

  1. […] Do you know Michael Apted’s fantastic “7 Up” documentary series wherein he visits with the same group of 12 participants every 7 years? I see this in a similar light, a chance to see how this group …read more […]

  2. Chris H says:

    I would like to know what their favourite approaches on finishing a script are.

  3. How do you inspire yourselves before starting a new project? (along the lines of Kelly Marcel’s approach to using pictures and props)

    How much has your personal and professional lives changed since that first sale?

    How many drafts did you go through with your early specs before you were able to show your work?

    Any advice when pitching projects and those first big meetings?

  4. Chris H says:

    How much time do you need/take for youreself to finish a script, from idea to the (poposed) final draft!

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