Tales from the Script 13 years old

Hollywood screenwriters finally get the last word.

Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating insights in "Tales from the Script," the most comprehensive documentary ever made about screenwriting. By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in one of the world's most competitive industries. They also reveal the untold stories behind some of the greatest screenplays ever written, describing their adventures with luminaries including Harrison Ford, Stanley Kubrick, Joel Silver, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg. The film was produced in tandem with the upcoming HarperCollins book of the same name.

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Tales from the Script Cast

Name Character
Shane Black He was 47, now 60 years old as Himself
Billy Ray He was 9, now 22 years old as Himself
Mark Fergus He was 9, now 22 years old as Himself
Frank Darabont He was 49, now 63 years old as Himself
Ron Shelton He was 63, now 77 years old as Himself
Paul Schrader He was 62, now 76 years old as Himself
John August He was 38, now 52 years old as Himself
Guinevere Turner She was 40, now 54 years old as Herself
Andrew W. Marlowe He was 42, now 55 years old as Himself
José Rivera He was 53, now 67 years old as Himself
Steven E. de Souza He was 61, now 74 years old as Himself
Larry Cohen He was 67, 77 years old when he died as Himself
Adam Rifkin He was 42, now 55 years old as Himself
Allison Anders She was 54, now 67 years old as Herself
Stephen Susco He was 36, now 49 years old as Himself
Zak Penn He was 41, now 54 years old as Himself
John Carpenter He was 60, now 74 years old as Himself
Ronald Shusett He was 70, now 83 years old as Himself
Michael January as Himself
William Goldman He was 77, 87 years old when he died as Himself
Steve Koren He was 42, now 56 years old as Himself
Josh Friedman He was 42, now 55 years old as Himself
John D. Brancato He was 51, now 64 years old as Himself
David S. Ward He was 63, now 76 years old as Himself
Antwone Fisher He was 49, now 63 years old as Himself
Mick Garris He was 57, now 70 years old as Himself
Gerald Di Pego He was 67, now 81 years old as Himself
Bruce Joel Rubin He was 65, now 79 years old as Himself
Justin Zackham He was 28, now 42 years old as Himself
Peter Hyams He was 65, now 79 years old as Himself
Mark O'Keefe He was 53, now 66 years old as Himself
Richard Rush He was 228, 78 years old when he died as Himself
Mark Rosenthal He was 59, now 72 years old as Himself
Jonathan Lemkin He was 47, now 61 years old as Himself
Kriss Turner She was 109, now 122 years old as Herself
Doug Atchison He was 59, now 72 years old as Himself
Melville Shavelson He was 91, 90 years old when he died as Himself
Joe Forte He was 34, 7 years old when he died as Himself
James L. White He was 61, 67 years old when he died as Himself
Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal She was 62, now 76 years old as Herself

Tales from the Script Crew

Name Department
Peter Hanson as Director. He was 31 (now 45) years old Directing
Peter Hanson as Writer. He was 31 (now 45) years old Writing
Paul Robert Herman as Producer. Production
Paul Robert Herman as Writer. Writing
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Tales from the Script (13 years)

Hollywood screenwriters finally get the last word.

  • Release day: Saturday, January 10, 2009
  • Runtime: 105 minutes