Cinderella Stories Still Happen. Just Ask Liz Hannah

Still don’t believe in Cinderella stories? Still don’t think crazy dreams come true? Well, think again. Liz Hannah’s first screenplay, The Post, was directed by Spielberg, starred Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, was nominated for Golden Globes, and now is nominated for Academy Awards. Amy Nicholson of the Washington Post discusses the story behind the film’s birth.

read the full article here: How a writer defied ‘one in a million’ odds to get her first movie made by Steven Spielberg

Story tricks from Spielberg’s BFG

Spielberg is an icon and a legend for good reason. Shanee Edwards with ScreenwritingU Magazine dissects the film to study seven story tricks screenwriters can use when creating children’s films.

Read the full article here: Spielberg gets all Spielbergian on The BFG: 7 great story tricks we learned from the cinematic giant

Words of Wisdom from Steven Spielberg

In honor of our own graduating class for Hollins ’16, take a look/listen to Steven Spielberg delivering the commencement address for the graduating class at Harvard University.

“I started paying attention and my intuition kicked in,” … “I want to be clear that your intuition is different from your conscience. Your conscience shouts, ‘Here’s what you should do,’ while your intuition whispers, ‘Here’s what you could do.’ Listen to that. Nothing will define your character more.”

Check out the rest of the speech here – Spielberg Commencement Address