Recently the writers Guild of America (WGA) held a special event called “Beyond Words”. The event was to bring together the awards nominated screenwriters for a panel discussion. Among some of the gathered attendees were Bo Burnham (Eight Grade), Eric Roth (A Star is Born), Kevin Willmott (Blackkklansman), and Peter Farrelly (Green Book). Check out the video below for interviews with these fantastic screenwriters.

REAL TALK:

This was a really fun event to be part of. Not only was it an amazing gathering of the top screenwriters, and in some cases directors, but they had a great panel interacting with another and sharing their stories.

Bo Burnham is seriously hilarious. With a comedic background (wasn’t aware of that), he was laying down awesome one-liners all evening. Fascinating stories all around from everyone, from how they got in the business to how they landed their awards nominated gigs.

Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther) was in a Marvel conservatory program for writers and he ended up writing one of its most successful movies they ever made. Scott Beck and Bryan Woods were long time friends since they were teens and it took multiple rejections until they were able to successfully pitch A Quiet Place.

Everyone has a story. It was just tremendous to see them all together on the same stage. The respect and admiration they had for each others work was really cool to see. Really fun night with great conversations. Good luck to the nominees.

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Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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