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Tales from the Script -- War stories and life lessons from the film industry's top writers.

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Hollywood screenwriters finally get the last word.
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Allison Anders ... Herself

Jane Anderson ... Herself

Doug Atchison ... Himself

John August ... Himself

Shane Black ... Himself
John D. Brancato ... Himself

John Carpenter ... Himself
Larry Cohen ... Himself

Frank Darabont ... Himself

Steven E. de Souza ... Himself

Gerald Di Pego ... Himself

Mark Fergus ... Himself

Antwone Fisher ... Himself

Naomi Foner ... Herself

Joe Forte ... Himself
Josh Friedman ... Himself

Mick Garris ... Himself

William Goldman ... Himself

David Hayter ... Himself

Peter Hyams ... Himself
Michael January ... Himself
Steve Koren ... Himself
Jonathan Lemkin ... Himself
Andrew W. Marlowe ... Himself
Mark O'Keefe ... Himself
Dennis Palumbo ... Himself

Zak Penn ... Himself

Billy Ray ... Himself

Adam Rifkin ... Himself

Jose Rivera ... Himself
Mark Rosenthal ... Himself

Ari Rubin ... Himself

Bruce Joel Rubin ... Himself

Richard Rush ... Himself

Paul Schrader ... Himself
Melville Shavelson ... Himself

Ron Shelton ... Himself
Ronald Shusett ... Himself
Stephen Susco ... Himself

Guinevere Turner ... Herself

Kriss Turner ... Herself

David S. Ward ... Himself
James L. White ... Himself
Michael Wolk ... Himself
Kris Young ... Himself

Justin Zackham ... Himself

Directed by
Peter Hanson 
 
Writing credits
Peter Hanson (written by) and
Paul Robert Herman (written by)

Paul Robert Herman (based on an idea by)

Produced by
Rick D'Avino .... executive producer
Peter Hanson .... producer
Paul Robert Herman .... producer
Pamela Murphy .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
T.J. Raider 
 
Film Editing by
J.D. Funari 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Robert Herman .... assistant director
 
Editorial Department
Nick Fair .... trailer editor
 
Other crew
Kyle McKeveny .... production assistant
Tim Merrill .... archival supervisor
 

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USA:105 min
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Guinevere Turner:[on pitching a script] A script is already a description of a thing, so to be describing the description of the thing - is just existential madness.See more »
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Yeah, every screenwriter should watch this now., 10 July 2013
Author: Sergeant_Tibblash from Suffolk, England

Tales From The Script is an essential documentary for aspiring screenwriters. It doesn't break down how to write a script or how to tell a story but it goes over what to expect in a career in screen writing and what they value. It's a very basic doc with interviews shot on DV, but it has access to so many top class writers that I didn't think much about the production of the doc itself. It's fascinating to pick up on the common behaviour of a writer based on their attitudes. It's a doc that both confirms my fears and validates what I want out of screen writing in my life. It finishes with a story from the writer of Ghost talking about a flop he made shortly afterwards where he felt it was finally worth it because it saved the relationship between a mother and son. That's what it's all about.

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