American Gem 2007 Short Screenplay Competition - REGRETS

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Brian W. Wright

Runner Up

Brian W. Wright
of
Encinitas CA
Screenplay
REGRETS
Drama
Biography:

Brian W. Wright lives in Encinitas California with his wife Rebecca. Regrets is my fourth screenplay, but my first short. When I'm not working in the financial field or writing, I enjoy rock and ice climbing, surfing, and skiing.

Interview

I knew I wanted to be a screenwriter.......  

when I wrote a novel and thought it would make a cool movie.

 

I know I've succeeded.......  

when I hear I've won the American Gem Short Screenplay Competition.

 

My inspiration to write REGRETS.......

I squandered a great opportunity and wondered how my life would have been different if I had taken it.

 

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FilmMakers Magazine: What inspired you to write?

Brian W. Wright: An acquintance told me a tragic event that happened to him. He didn't want to take the time to write it, so I did for fun. I was hooked.

FilmMakers Magazine: How did you prepare yourself to write your first script? 

Brian W. Wright: I attended some seminars and read a lot of scripts.

FilmMakers Magazine: Is this your first script and how long did it take you to write REGRETS?

Brian W. Wright: This is my fourth script (my first short one). With a couple of rewrites, it took me about a week.

FilmMakers Magazine: Do you have a set routine, place and time management for writing?

Brian W. Wright: I have an office set aside for writing. I also like to run and process an idea before putting it on paper.

FilmMakers Magazine: Do you believe screenplay contests are important for aspiring screenwriters and why?

Brian W. Wright: They are a great way to get noticed and to see how you do against your peers.

FilmMakers Magazine: What influenced you to enter the American Gem Short Script Competition?

Brian W. Wright: I first heard about you on Moviebytes. I did some research and heard yours is one of the best out there.

FilmMakers Magazine: What script would you urge aspiring writers to read and why?

Brian W. Wright: I studied 'Witness' when I wrote my first script, but I try to read every script I can get my hands on.

FilmMakers Magazine: Beside screenwriting what are you passionate about and why?

Brian W. Wright: Fly fishing. Standing in the middle of a stream, high in the mountains. It doesn't get any better.

FilmMakers Magazine: Who is your favorite Screenwriter and Why?

Brian W. Wright Frank Darabont. I liked what he did with Shawshank Redemption.

FilmMakers Magazine: Name the director you would love to work with and why?

Brian W. Wright: Speilberg.

FilmMakers Magazine: Name the actor you would love to work with and why?

Brian W. Wright: Matt Dillon.

FilmMakers Magazine: Any tips and things learned along the way to pass on to others?

Brian W. Wright: Be willing to rewrite. And read scripts.

FilmMakers Magazine: What's next for you?

Brian W. Wright: I am finishing another script.

FilmMakers Magazine: Where will you be five years from now?

Brian W. Wright: Hopefully, in the middle of a bidding war for my latest script.

 
 

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