Monday, December 10, 2012

Interview with screenwriter F. Scott Frazier: Part 1 - "His stats and process"

The new Black List is upon us and what better way to celebrate that fact than a chat with one of the honorees on last year's list, F. Scott Frazier.

Scott landed on last year's list with Line of Sight, which is currently in development over at Warner Bros., but Line of Sight was actually his third sale, and he's had three subsequent sales since then.  Yes, that means that Scott has sold six projects in about a two-year period.  A guy that successful might be someone you'd be interested in learning from, no?

In the first part of our chat, Scott and I run down his stats and talk a little bit about his creative process.

Many thanks to Scott for sitting down for our chat!  Come back tomorrow for more with F. Scott Frazier.  And I highly suggest everyone follow him on Twitter at @ScreenWritten.

Part 2 - "How do you get an agent?"
Part 3 - The Working Writer.
Part 4 - The Bitter Questions


  1. Good stuff.

    If not too late for follow up questions: How much prep work, note cards, outline etc. before cranking out first draft? How much of "vomit draft" typically survives and ends up in final product?


  2. F. Scott Frazier = total stud! Wow, was very impressed by the risk and leap of faith he took. Glad sucess is coming to him, F. Scott Frazier deserves it. 10-12 pages a day, you the man! Keep cranking out the awesome stories, man. Can't wait to see your work on the big screen!

    - E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

  3. Great interview! Those questions were actually sensible! Do you have any idea how rare that is?

    The replies were pretty good too. :)

  4. Good stuff - very ballsy to just quit and focus on writing full time. Glad it paid off.

  5. Have heard that studios usually don't want writers working on some other project while the writer is working on theirs.

    Curious to know if Scott has encountered this or if studios try to impose this on writers.

  6. He's a total mensch. I've been following him on Twitter for a few months and have learned a lot from him.

  7. Thanks Bitter.S, and thanks F.Scott. That was ace.

    A question: lots of originals sold, but has F been hired to rewrite any studio projects recently? If so, what was his approach to the task like?