Talking Bladerunner 2049 with screenwriter Michael Green

Talking Bladerunner 2049 with screenwriter Michael Green

One of my favorite internet shows is STILL UNTITLED: THE ADAM SAVAGE PODCAST, which is available as a podcast and also Youtube video. Last week’s episode featured Michael Green, the co-writer of Blade Runner 2049. Adam’s love for Blade Runner goes deep, so it was a good interview. Michael talked about meetings with Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher (who wrote the first Blade Runner), as well as how to address some aspects of the story which remain mysterious on purpose.

Check it out here: 

Scriptitude 2019 Wrap-Up

Scriptitude 2019 Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2019 Scriptitude table read event at RIT! We had great performances and some valuable Q&A time with our winning screenwriters.

Photos by Noel Bastien

The short screenplays read were the following:

“The Frame-Up”by Patrick Harney
A wizened, young detective gets herself pulled into a dangerous squeeze-play while trying to locate her client’s lover.

“Homefulness”by Dan LaTourette
A father takes his ailing mother and spitfire son for a drive down memory lane… in a 1963 Studebaker.

“Someone”by Brian VanDenBergh (co-written by Nick Pasquarella)
After his appendix bursts, a young man is held hostage by the software technology employed to run his home.

Congratulations to Patrick, Dan, Brian, and Nick for their amazing scripts!

Announcing SCRIPTITUDE: Best Short Screenplays of Upstate NY

Announcing SCRIPTITUDE: Best Short Screenplays of Upstate NY


The Rochester Association for Film Arts and Sciences presents a short script competition open to all residents of upstate NY. Enter to win one of three copies of FINAL DRAFT, as well as a table reading of your script by experienced actors before a live audience.

This is a great opportunity to hear your work and the scripts of other writers performed by dedicated actors!

Write something new, or fix up a screenplay you’ve had in the drawer. But don’t delay! Deadline for entry is February 28. Table reading will be scheduled for an evening in April.


Each screenplay submitted will receive a written critique of their work. First, second, and third place winners will have their screenplays presented at a public table read at the Wegmans Magic Spell Theater at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, the three winners will receive a copy of Final Draft 11.


The cost for each entry is $25. Proceeds go to Rochester Association for Film Arts and Sciences, a not for profit educational corporation run entirely by volunteers.


For full rules, see our listing at

For more about the Rochester Association for Film Arts and Sciences, visit


RAFAS is an educational organization, and we believe in sharing our knowledge with those interested in all aspects of filmmaking. Through the Rochester Writers Workshop, we meet with writers and discuss screenwriting in depth. If you are in the Rochester area, come to one of our Wednesday night meetings! Details are at

Deadline for Entries is February 28, 2019

Submit your screenplay PDF at