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The Hollywood Reporter Screenwriter Roundtable 2013Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we’ve had roundtables of directors, cinematographers and breakthrough performers. Now it’s time to hear from the women and men who start the whole process of making the movie with the written word: the screenwriters. Covering topics as diverse as comparing writing independently versus in the studio system, writing screenplays before the technology exists to shoot them and writing fictions based on facts, a wide range of talented screenwriters sit down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss their screenplays and their craft. More »

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THR Breathrough PerformancesIt’s always a treat when the greatest directors in the industry, from Scorsese to Jarmusch, offer up their wisdom and insight about filmmaking to independent filmmakers. However, another great pool of knowledge comes from the ones great directors direct — the actors. For The Hollywood Reporter’s sixth panel they bring together six of the years’ most exciting actors for their Breakthrough Performers Panel, in which they share how they grew as artists, as well as what directors can do to help them rise to the occasion. More »

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Directors RoundtableIf there was ever a wall on which to be a fly — every year The Hollywood Reporter brings together some of the biggest directors for their Directors Roundtable. This year, Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Ben Stiller, Alfonso Cuarón, and Lee Daniels sit down for a discussion with Matt Belloni and Stephen Galloway, discussing everything from their latest films to how they deal with challenging situations they face on-set. There are many useful nuggets of wisdom scattered throughout the nearly hour-long video, so continue on to take a look. More »

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There are plenty of vital positions in the entertainment industry we inevitably end up appreciating less than we probably should. So much has to go on in the background for each element to crystallize and become integrated into the final product in an organized way. The agent is a large part of this — the intermediary between the creative artist (writer, director, actor, etc.) and what their next gig will be — or, from another perspective, where their next paycheck will come from. Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter (you can watch the other roundtables we’ve shared here), we are now privy to a great deal of anecdotes, recollections, and candor from a number of high-profile agents, all of whom happen to be women. More »

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Film is a director’s medium, or so I’ve been told. With this in mind, you probably recognized all of the directors by last name in the title of Joe’s post the other day on the Director Roundtable from The Hollywood Reporter (okay, maybe you thought Spike instead of Ang, but then quickly realized your error, and hey, you can name two directors with the last name Lee). Beyond Apatow, you may have been hard-pressed to recognize this post’s list of surnames as screenwriters at first glance, but you’re likely familiar with their current and upcoming work: Judd Apatow (This is 40), Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty), Michael Haneke (Amour), John Krasinski (The Promised Land), David Magee (Life of Pi), and Chris Terrio (Argo). Today, thanks again to The Hollywood Reporter, the screenwriters get their turn in an hour-long roundtable discussion in the video below. And their table, unlike the directors’ table, is actually round. Because words are a writer’s medium, or so I’ve been told. More »

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You may have seen their films in the past, and it’s certainly possible you’ve seen the films they’ve made this year (or will), but it’s a rare sight to have so many great directors together in one room talking about the craft and some of the real things that affect them not only as artists, but as human beings. The Hollywood Reporter got Gus Van Sant (Promised Land), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Tom Hooper (Les Miserables), Ben Affleck (Argo), and David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) together to discuss their roles as directors and how it affects their work and the people around them. There is plenty of practical info, so it’s certainly worth checking out the entire hour-long interview below. More »