For this year's Writer Roundtable, The Hollywood Reporter sat down with George Clooney and Grant Heslov (whose "Monuments Men" was bumped after the discussion from a 2013 release to Feb. 7 of next year), Jonas Cuaron ("Gravity"), Julie Delpy ("Before Midnight"), Nicole Holofcener ("Enough Said"), John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave") and Danny Strong ("Lee Daniels' The Butler") to discuss the highs and lows of their respective screenwriting careers.

The video of their talk makes for a lively and informative watch. Highlights include Delpy admitting she was fired by her agent the same day she submitted her script for "Before Sunset," Holofcener saying that an agent once advised her to quit while she was ahead, and Clooney explaining how "Good Night, and Good Luck" was born out of anger.

Watch the discussion below, and go to The Hollywood Reporter for a full rundown.