Writing NY: How the How the Big Apple Inspires and Informs the Movies

The WGAE hosted two lively and provocative discussions featuring prominent New York based screenwriters at the prestigious 2011 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL.

Part 1: Gotham, The Quintessential Urban Landscape

Panel moderated by SCOTT FOUNDAS (Film Comment)

  • DAVID KOEPP (Premium Rush, Panic Room, Carlito’s Way)
  • BRIAN KOPPELMAN (The Girlfriend Experience, Rounders, Solitary Man)
  • DAVID LEVIEN (The Girlfriend Experience, Rounders)
  • STEPHEN SCHIFF (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, True Crime, Lolita)

Part 2: New York City as Supporting Character

Panel moderated by LISA SCHWARZBAUM (Entertainment Weekly)

  • SHARI SPRINGER BERMAN (The Extra Man, The Nanny Diaries, American Slendor)
  • JOHN HAMBURG (Along Came Polly, Zoolander)
  • MARK HEYMAN (Black Swan)
  • KEVIN WADE (Maid in Manhattan, Working Girl)