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by Sarah Salovaara
October 31, 2013 5:25 PM
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Get Screenwriting Tips From Tony Gilroy, Susannah Grant, David S. Goyer and More in BAFTA's "How I Write" Video Series

In an effort to inspire and equip aspiring screenwriters with the tricks of the trade, BAFTA has created a series of videos entitled "How I Write," featuring established Hollywood screenwriters like Tony Gilroy, Peter Morgan and Richard Curtis. Discussing preparation, the first draft, and re-writing, the aforementioned scripters, along with David S. Goyer, Hossein Amini and Susannah Grant, offer insight into their working processes.

While some rely heavily on research, others find that it's best to stick with ideas that have been brewing inside their heads for quite sometime. Outlining can be helpful, but sometimes, says Grant, it's a bit like a road trip: "You know where you're starting, and you know where you're heading," though the stops may change along the way. Another word of advice: find your way into an editing room. There, notes Amini, "You learn what's needed and what's not, and what's being thrown out." For more kernels of wisdom on screenplays, check out the videos below.

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  • Arlan Godthaab | October 31, 2013 7:19 PMReply

    These interviews were wonderful. I found them informative, clarifying and inspiring. Thanks to BAFTA for Sharing them. And thanks to all the successful writers for making themselves available to the sharing process.