Oscar Winner Alvin Sargent on Screenwriting

From WGA West’s YouTube Channel:

In 2015, several years before his death earlier this month, the Writers Guild of America West’s Career Longevity Committee staged a reading of Alvin Sargent’s unproduced screenplay Madly In Love as part of their WGAW Inclusion & Equity Department’s Seasoned Readings, a program that celebrates the work of older writers.

The Career Longevity is one of nine committees overseen by the WGAW’s Inclusion and Equity Department.

Prior to the event, the two-time Oscar winner (Ordinary People, Julia), who died on May 9, 2019, spoke about his career, some of the rules of screenwriting, and his creative process.

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