Posts by Diane Drake

SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT GROUP ANALYZES “SNATCHED”

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SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT GROUP ANALYZES “SNATCHED”

I’m happy to say I’ll be leading a discussion of the script for the new movie SNATCHED, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, for the Storyboard Screenplay Development Group on Monday, May 8. These are fun gatherings of smart folks held on the Fox lot. For more info and tickets, visit: https://storyboarddg.wordpress.com/ and hope to see you...

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“Don’t draw the line at good enough” – My new interview with Creative Screenwriting.com

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“Don’t draw the line at good enough” – My new interview with Creative Screenwriting.com

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Excited to share my newest Interview with Ann Baldwin for MovieMaker.com

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Excited to share my newest Interview with Ann Baldwin for MovieMaker.com

Million-Dollar Advice: Screenwriter Diane Drake on Strengthening Loglines, Finding “Seed Scenes” and More By Ann Baldwin on November 14, 2016 14 Diane Drake is one of just four female screenwriters with sole credit who have earned $1 million or more for their screenplays in the United States.   Her first produced script, Only You, sold for $1 million and starred Robert Downey, Jr. and Marisa Tomei, while her second, What Women Want, is the second-highest grossing romantic comedy of all time with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. Both films have recently been remade in China. Drake is currently...

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Judging for Humanitas

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Judging for Humanitas

  According to Wikipedia, “Humanitas” is a Latin noun meaning human nature, civilization and kindness.  What a lovely word, isn’t it? It’s also the name of a wonderful organization in Los Angeles, established in 1974, which, among other things, annually gives out awards to the film and television projects it believes “affirm the human dignity, explore the meaning of life, enlighten the use of human freedom and reveal to each person our common humanity.” Per their website, HUMANITAS exists to encourage writers who create contemporary media to use their...

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A FEW GOOD LAUGHS

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A FEW GOOD LAUGHS

Four of my favorite writing/movie business cartoons.    ...

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