Twin Blades, penned by Ingrid Eskeland-‐Adetuyi (Screenwriting, ’15), began production in Hong Kong and Mainland China June 2019. The script was one of seven specs sold in 2017 written by a “first-‐timer” and sold to Cristal Pictures (Hitman’s Bodyguard) and Wanda Media (Wonder Woman) with Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie of the Donners’ Co.
The old joke says that every waiter in Hollywood is actually a screenwriter who is likely to hand you a script along with your burger and fries. While producers and directors in Hollywood may or may not be so accosted, there are plenty of aspiring screenwriters looking for ways to break into the business. But
As a six-year-old sitting on a couch with cookies disguised as cereal, entranced by the adventures of a real American hero, I never would have dreamed the creator of the most seminal show of my childhood would one day become my mentor. Ron Friedman, the mastermind behind G.I Joe, A Real American Hero, not only
Professors Paul Gulino and Dr. Connie Shears have published a new book, The Science of Screenwriting – The Neuroscience Behind Story Telling Strategies. This book will help Dodge College students and those interested in screenwriting “navigate the mass of often contradictory advice” given about screenwriting. Purchase The Science of Screenwriting. Amazon Reviews The Science of Screenwriting explores the workings of
Before the budget is set, the cameras roll, and the film is edited, there is something very integral to the process that is needed: the script. Too often people forget that these worlds we see on the silver screen need to come from somewhere. “Screenwriters are invisible, and most people don’t know that we exist,”
Forget about Twilight. And who cares about The Walking Dead? Professor Matt Deller has some things in the works that will make you forget that they even exist. Deller, one of our Screenwriting faculty members, has been making some waves recently, and we wanted to showcase his talent (despite his humbleness). Deller started his career
Earlier this week, James Macak’s Seminar in Television Writing summer class had three fantastic guests to talk about their careers after graduating from Dodge College. Morgan Steele (BA/Screenwriting ’06), Jeremy Svenson (BFA/Film Production ’06), and Leon Langford (MFA/Screenwriting ’15), all at varied stages of their career, have had interesting paths to where they are now.
One of the things that Dodge College does so well is provide our students with real-world experience in their classes so they are better prepared for the entertainment industry. This past Friday, Matt Deller, one of our screenwriting professors, had managers from Epicenter come into his undergraduate thesis screenwriting class to give some advice about
“Just sit your ass down in a chair and hope your head gets the message.” – Larry Gelbart (on how to start writing) Generally the response to the question, “who’s your favorite screenwriter?” is a resounding…. “Ummmm….” My hope is that When the Page Was Blank, the new blog I am overseeing, can harness the
It seems that all of our students, once they graduate from Dodge College, go on to do amazing things in the industry. Take Kelly Galuska (BA/Screenwriting ’06) for example. As soon as she graduated, she moved to New York to begin her journey down her career path. While there, she worked as a page at