The Friday the 13th script was written by Victor Miller.
We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds, not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
You can make a movie about anything, as long as it has a hook to hang the advertising on.
The Hollywood Reporter has surveyed the industry and come up with a pretty comprehensive list of what different professionals in Hollywood can expect to make, including writers who are selling scripts to studios.
Here’s what THR has to say:
FILM WRITER $100K-$1M A DRAFT
Feature film writers’ incomes continue to slide. According to the WGA West, screenwriters in Hollywood earned a combined total of $331 million last year, down nearly 25 percent from 2009. But some of them are doing pretty well. A screenwriter who sells a draft to a major studio can earn about $100,000, and a hot writer can score $1 million or more. Super scribes such as Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Simon Kinberg pull in as much as $5 million annually in writers’ fees (more when you add in residuals and producing earnings), while other top screenwriters earn closer to $2 million. read more »
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.
The Napoleon Dynamite script was written by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.