screenwriting adaptation

Script Gods Must Die: Adaptation – Faithful Or Original?

Dan Sutherland, a Chicago playwright pal of mine, once took a swipe at Shakespeare, concocting his “Biker Macbeth” from the deepest recesses of a pickled imagination. It was years ago and I’ve blocked out his actual reboot. I do remember one scene where Macbeth in black biker gear rolls a black...

Balls of Steel: Advice on Adapting a Book to Film

Bookstores are a writer’s crack house. I walk down the aisles, dancing my fingers over the bindings, lips quivering, wanting a fix. Sure, I get out my hand sanitizer after, but while I’m touching the spines, I imagine the characters and stories within those pages. Countless authors’ blood, sweat, and tears...