I got an email a few weeks back from a publicist touting “Screenplay,” a new online interview series starring Syd Field.
The press release explains: “The show features in-depth and personal interviews with Hollywood’s most successful writers and directors, guided by screenwriting guru Syd Field. The series will focus on writers & films whose work is current, relevant & challenging. Interviewees include Michael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Stuart Beattie (“Collateral” & “Pirates of the Caribbean”), Simon Kinberg (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith” & “X-Men: The Last Stand”), as well as Director Richard Linklater and Writer Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation”) with several more in the works.”
I checked out the pilot episode with “Sunshine” scribe Michael Arndt–see link below–and found it informative and engaging. Interspersed with clips from the film, this series shows tremednous promise for those interested in the craft and art of screen-writing. I am keen to see more when the program launches officially on January 23rd.