By gabe | Gabe's Declaration of Principles January 13, 2007 at 7:56AM
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.