The Oscar’s were held on Sunday, and there were some great screenwriters up for the awards. If you’d like to see a full list of the winners, check out yesterday’s post: Oscar Winners 2017. We’ll be continuing to post our selections of in-depth interviews for the next month until we go over all of the nominees.
This week, we’ll be covering August Wilson, who wrote the adapted screenplay for “Fences.” August Wilson died in 2005 of cancer, but he wrote the screenplay for “Fences” in 1983. It was one of his most passionate projects, and although he didn’t get to see it come to life, it did over 30 years after it had been written. That’s pretty amazing if you ask me. Wilson is known as a playwright, and this is the only screenplay he wrote. He also wrote “Jitney,” “The Piano Lesson,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
You can find the in-depth look of him here:
Los Angeles Times – Adapting August Wilson: How his play ‘Fences’ became a movie (and why so much of his work hasn’t)