Tuesday, 26 April 2011

New Writers In The Mix

We all watch movies for the first time but still know what is going to happen, when it will happen and how it’s going to happen. Movies seem have become so predictable, with the very rare exception of a few.

The writers in Hollywood need to get some kind of shake up to get some original ideas into their heads. Hollywood Reporter has reported that 20th Century Fox has launched a new in-house writer’s studio for new emerging writers, new voices and original ideas. This has been put in place to help with the development of these writers and will hopefully train them to be brilliant writers who write original and interesting stories to be made into fascinating movies. Hmmm....can it be done?

Nicholas Weinstock, a former Chernin Entertainment executive VP, and Steve Tzirlin, a former Lucasfilm Ltd VP will be running the program. The two are going to be hiring writers along with Fox, and will coordinate relationships with producers and will supervise the development process of ideas that are generated from the studio.

The hope is that the studio will generate original rather than rewriting old scripts or using stories from books – which has been happening quite a lot recently.

There are great hopes for this program and then for the future of Hollywood movies. I know I would love to have a wide choice of new original movies hitting the circuit that I can watch without knowing the ending in the first 10 minutes.

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