Billy Ray, screenwriter, director. Billy Ray is the screenwriter of “Captain Phillips.” He also wrote and directed the films “Shattered Glass” and “Breach”, and co-wrote the screenplay for “The Hunger Games”. Billy began writing for movies and television at the age of 19. He sold his first script, an episode of “The Jetsons” in 1984. He has written numerous feature films and was one of the creators and writers of the science fiction show "Earth 2". Since 2009, he’s been a member of the Writers’ Guild of America’s Board of Directors. He was nominated by the Chicago Film Critics Association for Most Promising Filmmaker and he also was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for his work on "Shattered Glass" his story about a reporter who invented his stories. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com
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Hal Croasmun of ScreenwritingU interviewed screenwriter Zak Penn about his movie THE AVENGERS. THE AVENGERS is directed by Joss Whedon.
In this interview, Zak talks about:
How to adapt a comic into a screenplay. Making a story emotional and getting us connected to the main character. Surviving competing interests — the comic, the fans, and the studio! How deals like X2, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers came together for him. His unique perspective on what it takes to succeed as a screenwriter.
Chris Soth lectures on "What is a logline?" or what makes a successful logline. Worth a listen.