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Sundance Film Festival 2013 Exclusive Screenwriter InterviewsLate summer and early fall is the time of year when Sundance favorites find their way into select theatres, VOD channels and the occasional iTunes stream or download. Back in January, we posted a series of exclusive interviews with screenwriters from five films in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Now that you can see all of these films for yourself, we thought it would be a good time to revisit these interviews and pull out some choice words for the aspiring screenwriter in all of us. Check out interview excerpts below to learn lessons from the screenwriters of C.O.G., Mother of George, Austenland, Concussion, and The Kings of Summer. More »

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Jane Austen has certainly been fodder for several film adaptations (thank you, public domain and large fervent fanbase). To further illustrate this point, at least nine versions of Pride and Prejudice have been produced as films, mini-series or television series with a tenth film version currently in development (and no, I’m not including the future production of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on that list). Sometimes, it makes you wonder if this obsession with Jane Austen has gone too far (blasphemous, I know). To answer this very question, we get to look forward to the Sundance 2013 U.S. Dramatic Competition film Austenland, adapted from the novel by Shannon Hale, directed by Jerusha Hess (Napolean Dynamite, Nacho Libre, Gentlemen Broncos) in her feature film directorial debut, and co-written by Hale and Hess. In our continuing series of exclusive interviews with the screenwriters of Sundance 2013 U.S. Dramatic Competition films, we hear from Shannon Hale on her experiences adapting her novel into a screenplay and collaborating with Jerusha Hess. More »