Watch the 13th Annual Oscar-nominated Screenwriter’s Panel Hosted by Jeff Goldsmith

For the past 11 years, Jeff Goldsmith from the Backstory Magazine has partnered with The Los Angeles Film School to host Oscar-nominated screenwriters. This year, the panel was held virtually due to the campus theater being closed for COVID-19 restrictions. In true show business fashion, the show did go on, and Jeff spoke with 14 writers and directors on Zoom. The 14 screenwriters represent eight of the 10 Oscar-nominated screenplays for the 93rd Academy Awards. You may recognize some or even all the screenwriters including Will Berson, Ramin Bahrani, Peter Baynham, Jena Friedman, Christopher Hampton, Ant Hines, Kenneth Lucas, Keith Lucas, Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, Kemp Powers, Aaron Sorkin, Chloé Zhao and Florian Zeller.

Jeff Goldsmith asks the writers about their Oscar-nominated projects, the screenwriting process, and how they got their story ideas off the ground. Watch the full 13th Annual Oscar-nominated Screenwriter’s panel on YouTube or listen to it on the Q&A Podcast with Jeff Goldsmith.


Writing advice from last year’s Oscar-nominated screenwriters Rian Johnson, Taika Waititi, and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Read the full Oscar-nominated screenwriters blog post.