The creative process of an Oscar-winning screenwriter

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The creative processes involved in writing a screenplay are as varied as the writers who work on them. In this video Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black—Milk, J. Edgartakes us through his own process, from how he goes about researching to how he lays out scenes written on hundreds of index cards.


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?? On the cop TV shows, they keep having the feds set up a giant computer screen that they call a 'Murder Board', which they can sweep their hands on to make vast files appear. Perhaps this writer could use the same gear, to make his notecards virtual like that, for faster processing or writing?