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Questions for Alex Dinelaris

Hi SP,

As you've seen, we have playwright, producer and screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris in for Film of the Month, best known for his Oscar winning work on Alejandro Iñárritu’s BIRDMAN.

Any questions you have for him, please post them in here. Ask him about process, working with Iñárritu, transitioning from theatre into film, anything you'd like to know, and we'll get his input for you.

Please get questions here (and short films into Film of the Month) in for November 14th.

bit.ly/FOTMOCT

  • What is it like to write collaboratively, and how does that work? Do you prefer to work this way, or alone?

    7 months ago
  • Out of all of the pieces you’ve written, which one are you most emotionally attached to?

    7 months ago
  • Which changes were needed in your writing (and other aspects of work) when transitioning to film, how does that impact on the stories you can tell or the way you can tell them, and how would it be to go back to writing theatre after this?

    7 months ago
  • What advice would you enter to writers new to the field? Or even those who aren't so new, but are yet to catch a break?

    6 months ago
  • What are the main differences in writing for cinema and for theatre? Do you find writing stage plays is good preparation for writing screenplays?

    6 months ago
  • What advice would you give to women screenwriters who wish to succeed and see their stories appear on screen?

    6 months ago
  • What have been the easiest topics to write about, and what have you struggled with?

    6 months ago
  • You've written films, plays, musicals etc. Is it important as a writer to work in different mediums / to access more opportunities?

    6 months ago
  • Who are some of your greatest inspirations? Where have you you looked recently for inspiration?

    6 months ago
  • What was it like to win an Oscar for your first screenplay? Did you expect the film to resonate as strongly as it did?

    6 months ago