Friday, January 29, 2010

Tales from the Script: Advice for New Screenwriters

In this entertaining video, celebrated A-listers share hard-won lessons about the pitfalls awaiting newcomers to screenwriting. John August (“Go”), David Hayter (“X-Men”), Bruce Joel Rubin (“Ghost”), Ron Shelton (“Bull Durham”), and Joe Stillman (“Shrek”) are just a few of the professionals offering priceless tips and inspiration. Their remarks are an exciting sneak preview of the book/film project Tales from the Script, which is hitting the marketplace in a big way this year.

Peter Hanson, a regular contributor to Script magazine and the moderator of Final Draft’s screening series in Hollywood, put together this special video to let fans know about his project. The book Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories (IT Books/HarperCollins) is available now from, and the feature-length companion movie, simply titled Tales from the Script, will be released this spring in theaters and on DVD by First Run Features (pre-order the DVD at To receive updates on this exciting project, become a fan on Facebook.

Enjoy the video, and pass it along!

Tales from the Script
Peter Hanson
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  1. Peter, thank you! I am insisting all of our Twitter ScriptChat screenwriters watch this and buy your book. This information is what every new screenwriter needs to hear. What a great gift.

  2. I feel encouraged by the comments -- regardless of how "discouraging" some may sound to others -- and validated on a level. Thanks for sharing this.


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