Scott FrankWriter Tom Lazarus has written two of the best screenplay how-to books you can find on bookshelves (Secrets of Film Writing and Rewriting Secrets of Film Writing), and Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Minority Report, Little Man Tate, Dead Again) is one of the best screenwriters working today. So when the two get together you know it's going to be something quite interesting. Lazarus has an interview with Frank at his web site (Frank did the forew0ard for "Rewriting").

But it's not just a simple Q and A; not only is the interview itself wide-ranging and a must-read for film buffs, but it's also a good lesson in screenwriting --  Lazarus has structured it as a screenplay itself, complete with fade-in's and camera directions. Frank talks about the writing process, the dos and don'ts of screenwriting, and offers tips to young screenwriters.