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“All of Us Have Cruelty, Perversity, Strangeness and Darkness”: THR’s Writer Roundtable

“Is there a world in which …?” As The Harder They Fall co-writer (and director) Jeymes Samuel recounted how Idris Elba — his friend and one of the stars of his all-Black Western — prefaced his not-infrequent on-set requests to veer from the script, several of his fellow screenwriters seated at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual […]

Writer Roundtable: Aaron Sorkin, Emerald Fennell, Kemp Powers, Radha Blank and Sam Levinson on the Journey to Get Their Stories to Screen

Five top screenwriters — behind the films 'The Trial of the Chicago 7,' 'Promising Young Woman,' 'One Night in Miami'/'Soul,' 'The Forty-Year-Old-Version' and 'Malcolm & Marie' — open up about the struggle and satisfaction of finding their voice and harnessing their power.  

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full Writer Roundtable With Oscar Nominees Taika Waititi, Anthony McCarten

Taika Waititi, Lorene Scafaria, Kasi Lemmons, Anthony McCarten, Destin Daniel Cretton and Charles Randolph share tactics to tackle real life as well as subjects to avoid entirely, all while exploring humanity "in the service of the truth."

Destin Cretton Talks “Self Doubt” in Adapting Stories Like ‘Just Mercy’

Taika Waititi, Lorene Scafaria, Kasi Lemmons, Anthony McCarten and Charles Randolph joined Destin Cretton for The Hollywood Reporter's annual Writer Roundtable.

‘Harriet’ Writer-Director Kasi Lemmons on Cynthia Erivo Casting, “Bearing the Culture of Harriet Tubman”

'Harriet' writer and director Kasi Lemmons joined The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Roundtable to discuss the controversy around Cynthia Erivo casting, bearing the culture of Harriet Tubman behind-the-scenes and more.

Anthony McCarten on the “Imaginative Speculation” That Went Into Writing ‘The Two Popes’

Taika Waititi, Lorene Scafaria, Kasi Lemmons, Destin Cretton, Anthony McCarten and Charles Randolph joined for the annual Writer Roundtable.

Taika Waititi Had No Interest in an “Authentic Portrayal” of Hitler

Taika Waititi, Lorene Scafaria, Kasi Lemmons, Destin Cretton, Anthony McCarten and Charles Randolph joined for the annual Writer Roundtable.

‘Bombshell’ Writer on Roger Ailes and Why He Prefers to Write People He “Doesn’t Agree With”

'Bombshell' writer Charles Randolph joined The Hollywood Reporter Writer Roundtable to discuss Roger Ailes and why he prefers to write people he doesn't agree with.

‘Hustlers’ Writer-Director Lorene Scafaria on What Surprised Her About the World of Stripping

'Hustlers' writer-director Lorene Scafaria joined The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Roundtable to discuss what she learned while researching the world of stripping, and why she felt a "kinship" with the women.

“Fiction Means Freedom”: Taika Waititi, Lorene Scafaria and the Writer Roundtable

Kasi Lemmons, Anthony McCarten, Destin Daniel Cretton, and Charles Randolph also share tactics to tackle real life with varying degrees of fiction as well as subjects to avoid entirely, all while exploring humanity while "in the service of the truth."

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full, Uncensored Writer Roundtable With John Krasinski, Bo Burnham, Peter Farrelly

John Krasinski, Tamara Jenkins, Peter Farrelly, Bo Burnham, Paul Schraeder and Eric Roth joined the Hollywood Reporter Roundtable to discuss the current state of screenwriting and filmmaking a changing industry.

Eric Roth on Writing ‘A Star Is Born’: “It Wasn’t My More Traditional Training”

In The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Roundtable, 'A Star Is Born' director Eric Roth talks writing the musical drama, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, in a different mind-set.