Steve Zaillian

Behind the Lines with DR: Action Prison Blues, Part 2

“I’ve got good news… and bad news,” said producer Mark Gordon over the telephone. With Mark by my side, I’d sold my pitch for a prison melodrama to Paramount Pictures. It was outside of my action-slash-thriller box. After extensive research on the subject, including an inside look around Folsom Prison (read...

WGA News – March 22, 2011

The WGA and the AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Seeking to avoid another crippling strike, negotiations were concluded in just two weeks. The agreement still has to be ratified by membership, so expect the debate to continue for the next several weeks.