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Writing for the Screen by Anna Weinstein

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A Veteran Producer’s take on Screenwriting

An Interview With Bruce Gilbert

▶ By Chuck Erven

I was sitting in a café in Indonesia, reading an old Australian newspaper when I happened upon an extraordinary article about a Papuan farmer who took his critically injured niece on an epic journey across New Guinea for medical help. While the article was short and placed well below the fold, I was immediately struck and soon obsessed by it. I quickly discovered the entirety of what the world knew of Iambi Pisau, the Papuan farmer, was contained in that half-page article. Nothing more. Yet, in that article, I saw the outlines of his journey. What I didn’t know was that writing would be a journey for me, as well.

Bruce Gilbert

I’ve spent most of my ...

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