Screenwriters read screenplays - Jane Campion
Jane Campion is an Oscar nominated screenwriter, producer and director. She was the second woman ever nominated for Best Director, and was the first woman to receive the Palme d’Or. Her short film, Peel, won the Short Film Palme d’Or in 1982, followed by The Piano in 1993.
Bright Star (2009)
The Piano (1993)
“Screenwriters shouldn’t direct on the page? […] Screw that. We’re building a movie on paper. We should use all tools available both to make the reader see the film and our fellow filmmakers understand our intentions.”
Craig Mazin (Scary Movie 4, The Hangover Part II, Identity Thief)
Craig has a big personality and is wonderfully generous with his knowledge. He’s fast and funny and successful. He has earned the right to do whatever he wants on the page. If you’re still going through first-tier readers, use this tool very gingerly, with safety glasses on.