Script to Screen: Booksmart

9/21/2022; 55 minutes

Screenwriter Katie Silberman discusses the writing process for the hit coming-of-age film "Booksmart" with moderator Matt Ryan. Silberman reflects on her work with director Olivia Wilde and the creation of key scenes and themes in the film. Breaking down the script, Silberman explores the importance of pacing, character development, and emotional authenticity and examines the challenge of developing unique characters and overcoming high school stereotypes. She also explains how the cast worked collaboratively to make this high school comedy stand out and faithfully represent a modern generation of youth. Recorded on 05/21/2022. (#38382)

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