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Script Partners: How to Succeed at Co-Writing for Film & TV, 2nd Edition by Claudia Johnson, Matt Stevens

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OneWhy Collaborate? The Top Ten Reasons to Write With a Partner

“She got gaps. I got gaps. Together we fill the gaps.”

—Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Rocky

What do feature films like Some Like It Hot, Annie Hall, Top Gun, Fargo, There’s Something About Mary, Amélie, Sideways, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club, The Conjuring, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and the Despicable Me franchise have in common besides their success?

They were co-written by collaborative screenwriting teams: Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond, Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman, Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr., Joel & Ethan Coen, Peter & Bobby Farrelly, Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant, Jim Taylor & Alexander Payne, Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin, ...

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