Sony sides with screenwriter over director

Patrick Goldstein had a fascinating column today in the L.A. Times about Sony pulling the plug on the Steven Soderbergh film with Brad Pitt apparently because Sony liked the original script by Steve Zaillian (Oscar winner for Schindler’s List) better. It’s rare that one reads a story in which the studio sides with the author over the director who often seems to think they’re a better writer than the original author. Goldstein goes into some detail about the differences in the two scripts. All screenwriters should take a look at this.


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