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Awards season screenwriter roundup

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With awards season upon us, we took a look into our archives to round up some of the screenwriters and award winners who have been featured in our pages.

The Writer screenwriter roundup

Aaron-Sorkin-Newsroom screenwriterAaron Sorkin

Academy Award-winning movie: The Social Network

Academy Award-nominated movie: A Few Good Men

In The Writer: “Some people want characters they can identify with or aspire to be, some people want a gripping plot, musical dialogue, etc. What you need to do is find a way to engage the audience for however long you’ve asked for their attention.”

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Nick FlynnNick Flynn

Book: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

Movie: Being Flynn

In The Writer: “When I’m on a project, it’s good to be immersed in it, to return to it, daily.”


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david c taylorDavid C. Taylor

Documentarian: Extraordinary Fidelity, The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton, JFK: A Presidency Revealed

In The Writer: “I have killed many of my darlings, but remember few of them. If a voice in the back of your head suggests even for a second that something does not belong, cut it.”


donald marguliesDonald Marguiles

Independent Spirit Award-nominated movie: The End of the Tour


In The Writer: “The thing that I absolutely live by is you have to tell the truth. I know that sounds very simplistic. But I think that…if you’re enjoying yourself too much and if you’re intruding too much on a character or the voice of a character, [or] if you find that you’re stepping back from that character and that situation and you’re commenting on it – you’re not doing your job.”

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Check out some more screenwriters who have been featured in The Writer with last year’s roundup.


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