Humanitas roundtable highlights

Some of the industry's top writers discuss the craft and commerce of meaningful work.

Writing that matters
Is "earnestness" in subject matter a death-knell to a screenwriter's career? Or is the opposite true? Participants discuss the role of the Humanitas Awards in supporting quality writing.


How has a bigger boxoffice affected the cinematic landscape?
How has a bigger boxoffice affected the cinematic landscape? Participants discuss how higher budgets have ironically squeezed creative options, and how filmmaker such as Guillermo Del Toro have to leave Hollywood to create works such as "Pan's Labyrinth."


Where is creative freedom on TV?
Writers consider the structural reasons behind what they see as a tightening of creative restraints in the television industry, and how the burgeoning of choice in the cable realm might be a help.

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