Hollywood Screenwriter Attempts To Write A Scene in 7 Minutes | Vanity Fair


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  • Vanity Fair
    Vanity Fair   3 months back

    Thanks for the love for this video! A few things:
    1) Emily used Final Draft 11.
    2) Many people have asked us about the length of the video — the clock was paused every time we asked Emily to explain what she was doing.
    3) What movie genre should we do next?

  • Scott Chiste
    Scott Chiste  13 hours back

    What program is she using?

    • Cameron Collie
      Cameron Collie  16 hours back

      *is a writer*

      • Weeber
        Weeber  17 hours back

        she wrote one of the most disappointing sequels ever...

        • ChunKeyPeachezz Z
          ChunKeyPeachezz Z  1 days back

          Scene sucks. next

          • alice
            alice  1 days back

            She clearly loves what she does and that’s amazing

            • Sam Cooper
              Sam Cooper  2 days back

              He has an egg in his jacket.
              I can write something significantly better than this in less time. Too bad audiences eat up this crap hollywritting

              • Shawn Cokes
                Shawn Cokes  2 days back

                This was amazing. Do Drama next.

                • Pro SportsOpportunity
                  Pro SportsOpportunity  2 days back

                  That's not MS Word she's writing in in this video right? What program is that?

                  • Daniel Mabalot
                    Daniel Mabalot  2 days back

                    Can I ask why she puts "--" at the end of the action? future screenwriter here :)

                    • Floridarulz
                      Floridarulz  2 days back

                      Now do more interviews and slowly create a short film out of this!

                      • Shenga Films
                        Shenga Films  2 days back

                        Thanks guys. Thank you Emily

                        • Hammerbro200
                          Hammerbro200  2 days back

                          Thank you, this helps my writing a lot!!

                          • Gacha Lixxy
                            Gacha Lixxy  3 days back

                            Did anyone imagine the movie scene in their head? I did- It was badass

                            • Rob Kramer
                              Rob Kramer  3 days back

                              The editing of this video is well done 👍🏻

                              • K
                                K  3 days back

                                this just made the job of sccreenwriting soo interesting wow

                                • Scrix
                                  Scrix  3 days back

                                  bro i wanna watch this movie

                                  • James Bong
                                    James Bong  3 days back


                                    • Abhinav Sridharan
                                      Abhinav Sridharan  3 days back

                                      My version of this would be to stare at the screen for 7 minutes

                                      • REnergy
                                        REnergy  4 days back

                                        THE TWO "THE"S THO >>_<<

                                        • Dimitri Verstruike
                                          Dimitri Verstruike  4 days back

                                          writing a script in 7 minutes
                                          26 minutes video

                                          • ItzEllieM8
                                            ItzEllieM8  4 days back

                                            what did she use to write it?
                                            like, what app?

                                            • matthew clark
                                              matthew clark  4 days back

                                              MORE OF THIS!

                                              • Okay
                                                Okay  4 days back

                                                Who else got chills just by reading this? She makes me want to make a story

                                                • Joe Smith
                                                  Joe Smith  5 days back

                                                  Great job, Emily !!

                                                  • TheYellowEmperor
                                                    TheYellowEmperor  5 days back

                                                    Personally, the scene is a little bit too fleshed out and I feel it reveals too much. The scene could've ended with the cops immediately popping in once Haley discovers the object. Plus, the object doesn't need to be identified in this scene and can wait to the next scene or later in order to add mystery and intrique admist tension. Haley could've just said "Is that..." and then the cops show up. Personally, when writing a scene, I usually focus on how to flesh out the character more in the writing while choosing whether to divulge certain information sttaight up, implying information through visual and audio, or withholding certain information.

                                                    • Belisima 13
                                                      Belisima 13  5 days back

                                                      In 7 minutes
                                                      Video 26 minutes

                                                      • Julia L
                                                        Julia L  5 days back

                                                        She seems to love her job so much idk she’s having so much fun while writing that story and is so passionate about it.

                                                        I want that too

                                                        • THE FRIENDLY GAMER
                                                          THE FRIENDLY GAMER  5 days back

                                                          I hope you copyrighted this story
                                                          Otherwise I'm going to take this idea lol

                                                          • THE FRIENDLY GAMER
                                                            THE FRIENDLY GAMER  5 days back

                                                            When I write screenplays I still use actual type writers

                                                            • Havoc 911
                                                              Havoc 911  6 days back

                                                              Is this fate I just got an ad about writing a movie

                                                              • Timothy Wilkes
                                                                Timothy Wilkes  1 weeks back

                                                                Someone get the screenwriters in for Stranger Things season 3 and make them explain how they made the greatest show on netflix into an utter sponge pudding of crap.

                                                                • Michael Andrew Pamintuan

                                                                  Pacific Rim uprising and Jurassic Park 3 are 2 big budget films with mediocre stories.

                                                                  • Leo McLeo
                                                                    Leo McLeo  1 weeks back

                                                                    Didn’t Pacific Rim: Uprising have a pretty terrible script? Why is she bragging about that.

                                                                    • Mat Ds
                                                                      Mat Ds  5 days back

                                                                      She is not bragging, she is just saying that she write it

                                                                  • jessee
                                                                    jessee  1 weeks back

                                                                    I know i'm not the only one that wants to see this acted out

                                                                    • TheRiisingSun
                                                                      TheRiisingSun  1 weeks back

                                                                      Ah, you really don't want to lead with "I'm one of the writers of Pacific Rim Uprising" :|

                                                                      • indecisive op466
                                                                        indecisive op466  1 weeks back

                                                                        This would take me a year

                                                                        • Vasily Yevseyev
                                                                          Vasily Yevseyev  1 weeks back

                                                                          What writing program is she using?

                                                                          • Molly Jones
                                                                            Molly Jones  2 weeks back

                                                                            Please do more of these! I loved watching her come up with a cracking narrative on the spot like that and craft it. And having her explain what she’s doing made it so much more interesting! I’d always considered learning the basics of screenwriting and this really helped to motivate me to do so!

                                                                            • romxxii
                                                                              romxxii  2 weeks back

                                                                              So do we have her to blame for making the Pacific Rim: Uprising bots feel weightless? Or is that on the director and the VFX studio?

                                                                              • No One Special
                                                                                No One Special  2 weeks back

                                                                                Hollywood Screenwriter Attempts To Write A Scene in 7 Minutes.... *takes 25 mins*

                                                                                • Okcurrr
                                                                                  Okcurrr  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Fine YouTube I’ll watch this video😂

                                                                                  • alahna01
                                                                                    alahna01  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I can't wait to study this in college.
                                                                                    Edit: I love the sound of the typing on the keyboard.

                                                                                    • Black bird
                                                                                      Black bird  2 weeks back

                                                                                      D&D watched this tutorial to write GoT S8... but they did it in 3 (min)

                                                                                      • Brianna Bremenkamp
                                                                                        Brianna Bremenkamp  2 weeks back

                                                                                        wat app is she writing on

                                                                                        • Gabriel
                                                                                          Gabriel  2 weeks back

                                                                                          The keyboard clacking is sooo ASMR I love it

                                                                                          • Sash S
                                                                                            Sash S  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Awesome to see her writers process in a condensed form lol and pulling these lines out of thin air

                                                                                            • Sho Nuff
                                                                                              Sho Nuff  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Chicks, for the most part, suck at writing screenplays. Sexist? No... I just state facts.

                                                                                              • Mat Ds
                                                                                                Mat Ds  5 days back

                                                                                                Sexist? Yes.