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How Screenwriters Can Waste Their Time and Squander Their Talent

What to do when writing a screenplay based upon published material

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My own screenwriting teacher, USC’s late and legendary Irwin R. Blacker, used to ask his classes the following: “When adapting a novel for the screen, what does the writer owe the original material?”




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