Steven Zaillian

What’s New in the Nov/Dec 2011 Issue of Script

Margin Call's J.C. Chandor, From Script to Screen: The Rum Diary, Writers on Writing: J. Edgar, Final Draft, Inc. Hall of Famer Steven Zaillian, Terence Winter's Boardwalk Empire, Pacing Your Script, Talking to Hollywood, Secrets of Action Screenwriting, and Much More!

Details are HUGE

Conventional wisdom says, “Write what you know.” But in James Jordan's humble opinion, this statement is incomplete. A better version could be expressed as, “Write what you have explored extensively.” Because through sufficient exploration, a perceptive screenwriter will uncover certain details that give a screenplay an authentic look and feel...