Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2008
THE DIALOGUE: Learning from the Masters - Volume VII, the groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes with fascinating, in-depth interviews with screenwriters Simon Kinberg (Fantastic, Four, X-Men), David Seltzer (The Omen, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci (Mission Impossible III, Transformers) hits the street on February12th.
The acclaimed DVD series is available for order at http://www.thedialogueseries.com, major online retailers such as Netflix and Amazon.com, and at Passion River Films (http://www.passionriver.com) for $19.95 each.
In 27, 70-90 minute in-depth discussions, today's most successful screenwriters share their work habits, methods and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and eye-opening stories from life in the trenches of the film industry with veteran producer and industry executive Mike De Luca. Each screenwriter discusses his or her filmography in great detail and breaks down the mechanics of one favorite scene from their produced work.
THE DIALOGUE: Learning From the Masters, Volume VII features the following screenwriters:
- Simon Kinberg recently burst onto the scene with his script for xXx: State of the Union, and has since worked on comic-to-film adaptations for Elektra and Fantastic Four and penned the third film in the X-Men series, X-Men: The Last Stand. Kinberg's breakthrough hit, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, began as a script that he wrote in college and became one of the top grossing movies of 2005. Listen in as he reveals his inspiration--from breakdancing movies to mentor Akiva Goldsman, and what you do and don't learn at film school.
- David Seltzer knows Hollywood. He knows the business, the tricks of the trade and all the hidden truths. He's got the stories from working with Jacques Cousteau, penning the horror classic The Omen and adapting Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In addition to writing Dragonfly and My Giant, Seltzer also wrote and directed the coming-of-age story Lucas and Punchline. He can tell you why writing is like love-making and why there is no such thing as fiction. His advice about directing? Wear comfortable shoes. In this interview, you'll learn that and more, including what recent screenplay is the most
- Less than 10 years in the business and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are already one of the most successful screenwriting teams in Hollywood. A team who became just that after meeting in high school, they began in television on the writing staffs of Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, and eventually the hit ABC show, Alias, where they collaborated with J.J. Abrams. This duo's screenwriting credits include The Island, The Legend of Zorro, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers and the upcoming Star Trek XI. Find out more as Kurtzman and Orci reveal their experiences analyzing Robocop, writing in Spanish accents and getting better with age.
Additional Volumes feature interview with such Oscar® winners and nominees like Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) and Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby); comedy masters like Peter & Bobby Farrelly (There's Something About Mary, Stuck on You) and John Hamburg (Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Meet the Fockers); big-budget writers like Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl); and industry mavericks like Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and David S. Goyer (Dark City, Blade, Batman Begins).
About THE DIALOGUE: Learning from the Masters: More than two dozen of today's most sought-after screenwriters are featured in an intriguing, original interview series hosted by veteran producer and industry executive Mike De Luca. The Dialogue: Learning From The Masters was created by screenwriter and entrepreneur Aleks Horvat and produced with his partner, personal manager Larry Shuman. Horvat, owner of theOffice, also created the Hollywood Creative Directory. Shot on location at theOffice, a popular creative workspace in Santa Monica (theofficeonline.com) that is a haven for screenwriters, the 27-part series offers provocative and in-depth one-on-one conversations with successful practitioners of the craft. For more information, please visit http://www.thedialogueseries.com.