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Oscar-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver to keynote 2012 North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway

...third annual North Words Writers Symposium, scheduled for May 30-June 2 in Skagway.The keynote address will be given by screenwriter Scott Silver, of New York City. He will be joined by Alaska writers including Lynn Schooler, Deb Vanasse, John Straley...
Screenwriter, professor to host workshop

Screenwriter and professor Neil Landau has spent more than 20 years working in What is the main piece of advice you wouldgive to an aspiring screenwriter? Well, kind of two conflicting pieces of advice. One is sort of the...
Movie Review:' Pitch Perfect 2'

...PG-13 raunch and energetically paced underdog fantasy, screenwriter Kay Cannon (who wrote the sequel as well) let Anna Kendrick's...relationship with Jesse (Skylar Astin) is perfunctory at best. Screenwriter Cannon is more interested in putting Beca in verbal smackdowns...
There's more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

...HBO series about a group of actor friends in Hollywood gets a big-screen spin-off.JUNE 5"Insidious: Chapter 3": Screenwriter Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) makes his directorial debut with the third entry in the popular horror film series, this...

...the sense of place makes London feel inviting, adorable, and "rained, poured, drizzled or 'chucked it down'" wet.Screenwriter/director Paul King manages lovely moments <0x2014> the antiques dealer recalls, in a toy train-sized flashback...
A mess in China that could yet end well

No screenwriter could have dreamed up the saga of the blind Chinese human-rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng, a story so dramatic that it threatens...
Local screenwrier Dave Hunsaker to lead discussion in Anchorage

The Anchorage-based group 49 Writers will host Juneau screenwriter Dave Hunsaker next week in a roundtable discussion of what makes a script work. The class will be held at the Outnorth Contemporary...
Jolie's 'Salt' suffers from bad timing

...stars for the first time this year ("Inception"), I headed to see Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt in "Salt." Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer fills a fast-moving 100 minutes with double-cross after double-cross, explosion after explosion, and...
'Super 8' derivative but well played out

...number of sequels slated for the season. There's even a few remakes due soon. But nostalgia doesn't necessarily mean a screenwriter has to retype his or her name over previous characters. "Super 8," just released, proves that you can keep your feelings...
Stone shows compassion with 'W.'

Watching "W.," you get a sense of the scrupulous care and respect with which director Oliver Stone and screenwriter Stanley Weiser approached their movie about the troubled presidency of George W. Bush. This is, for Stone, an unusually restrained...


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