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VIDEO: “Homeland” Creator, Alex Gansa on Criticism (THR)

After a hiatus, during which time we created our own web series “Shakespeare Republic”, starring Alan Fletcher, Michala Banas, Ben Steel, Rowena Hutson and the ActorSpeak.com team, Sally McLean and Billy Smedley – all playing Shakespeare (more on that at the official website: http://www.shakespearerepublic.com), we’re back with ActorSpeak.com updates and found the following video really fascinating and relevant to what we’ve just been through.

Today’s video, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, features screenwriter Alex Gansa, who is also the creator of the hugely popular Homeland, starring Claire Danes, Damien Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.

In this excerpt from a longer roundtable discussion with drama writers (that we’ll be sharing in a couple of days), Alex discusses how a scene can be written in the edit suite (an important thing for all actors to remember!), what it is like working with networks and what he thinks about criticism from the public.


VIDEO: Creative Spark: Screenwriter, David Seidler

Today we bring you a video, courtesy of Academy Originals, featuring screenwriter David Seidler.  Best known for “The King’s Speech”, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, David talks us through is writing process, his inspiration and how he engages his creativity.  Also how he uses fly fishing to feed his creative mind.  It is a fascinating look at how one writer writes and understand the process behind one of the most important aspects of filmmaking.

VIDEO: Anthony McCarten, Jon Favreau, Gillian Flynn, Jonathan Nolan, Chris Rock and Graham Moore Discuss Writing (THR)

The next interview in the line-up in a series of current top movie talent round-table interviews, conducted by The Hollywood Reporter in the lead up to the Oscars is with the vital players in any film – the writers.   Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), Jon Favreau (Chef), Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar), Chris Rock (Top Five) and Graham Moore (The Imitation Game) discuss their role as writer, the challenges and joys of working on that side of the industry, their current scripts and films and much, much more.

Grab a cup of tea, settle down and enjoy these roundtable highlights with some of the best screenwriters around today …

To see the full video, visit The Hollywood Reporter website: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/full-uncensored-writers-roundtable-746835