Melissa Rosenberg started writing TV shows (Party of Five and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) before her first feature (Step Up) was made in 2006. These days she is a writer/producer on Dexter, but is most well known as the screenwriter on the Twilight movies. MovieMaker recently posted her 10 “do’s and don’ts of screenwriting,” here is one of them;
“Don’t give up. You’re going to get kicked in the teeth. A lot. Learn to take a hit, then pick yourself up off the floor. Resilience is the true key to success.”
My Golden Rules: The do’s and don’ts of screenwriting
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The year 2008 was a good one for screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy as one of the writers of the TV program Dexter and the movie from her Twilight script made $191 million domestically.
Rosenberg also wrote the script for The Twilight Saga; New Moon which opens Friday.
“If someone sees a story at a certain point in their lives, they can see this character (Bella), albeit a fictional character, has survived something, and not only survived it, but grown from it. That’s what all of the things in our lives, even the negative, painful experiences, they all I think provide an opportunity to learn and grow. You just never know what someone’s going to walk away from a movie with, and hopefully we can provide that. I remember when I was a dancer and I had to do this performance and I was really nervous about it, and I happened at that moment to go see Flashdance. I mean, it’s silly, but I walked out of that movie going ‘what a feeling!’ I walked out with confidence. You don’t know what someone’s going to walk away from a movie with, but you hope it’s something positive, but if nothing, you want them most basically to be entertained and engaged. That’s your job.”
Interview with Todd Gilchrist
Cinematical, Nov. 13, 2009
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