07th Dec2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #193: ‘Hook’ screenwriter James Hart

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors.


The Filmmakers Podcast #193: How to Write Hook, Dracula and Contact with Screenwriter James Hart

Giles and regular co-host Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar chat to screenwriter and producer James V. Hart, known for his writing on Hook, Bram Stocker’s Dracula and Contact. Jim expands on his story mapping tool The Hart Chart, how it came about when re-writing Dracula with Francis Ford Coppola, and how he has used it ever since in his own and writing and to help other screenwriters through workshops.

We get a full backstory into how Hook and Dracula went from the scripts no one wanted before eventually getting noticed and picked up by Spielberg and Coppola. Jim recounts his memories of Robin Williams and Bob Hoskins on the set of Hook, and Giles quizzes Jim on how he went about writing the sci-fi cult hit Contact.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website


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