Our good friends over at DV Guru
have thrown up a real groovy two-part interview
with screenwriter John August
that you simply must read right now.
August made his mark in Hollywood with his script Go
back in 1999, a fun film that tells the story of a drug
deal gone bad from three different points of view. From there, August dipped into blockbuster territory, writing for
both Charlie's Angels
and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
. Lately, he's found himself wrapped up in
the bizarre world of Tim Burton
, penning the scripts for Big
, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
and Corpse Bride
Not only is he one of today's most
successful screenwriters, but he also offers a tremendous amount of advice for young writers looking to break in.
Through his blog and various speaking engagements, August is a man who clearly
lives for the craft. In Ajit Anthony's very informative interview, August covers everything from writing and directing
to what it's like working so closely with Tim Burton. Oh, and what would a John August interview be without a ton more
advice on breaking down doors in Hollywood? Go check out part one and part two now.