Among the incredible reactions to my latest column, Screenwriters In The Shit, come these two astute comments:
“An interesting side note is how well some of the New York based scribblers are doing. Tony Gilroy, David Koepp, John Hamburg, Richard LaGravenese, the team of Brian Koppelman and David Levien, are all among the highest paid, constantly working writers. Don’t know why it is, if somehow their lack of proximity makes them more desirable.”
And this: “One thing that caught my eye: of your list of the top screenwriters not one was a woman. Not a single one. Which isn’t you – it’s just the facts. And I got to thinking – because the list is clearly correct (we all know the names). Not really sure (I think not) that a single one is a minority either, which falls into the same category.”
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