Top 10 Female Characters Who Know What They Want

2015 provided us with plenty of great performances from women, making now the perfect time to celebrate the boldest ladies in all of cinema. The characters on this list are layered and complicated, but, above all, they know exactly what they want (and are willing do whatever it takes to...
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The Great Screenwriters: Part 2 - Ben Hecht

The Great Screenwriters is a new series for Scriptlab that examines the life and work of the finest writers for cinema, from Shakespeare to Diablo Cody.  In Part 2, Martin Keady examines the legacy of the man often regarded as the Greatest Hollywood Screenwriter of all, Ben Hecht. Ben Hecht...
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Crowdfunded Publishing and the Writer's Vision

As a veteran screenwriter, Patrick Sheane Duncan is used to hearing suggestions, some mind-boggling, about his work. With his script for the 1995 thriller Nick of Time, some suggested removing the 90-minute ticking-clock element pressuring the protagonist later played by Johnny Depp. When he shopped around the script for Courage Under Fire (1996), studios...
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