Female Filmmaker Friday: Chrisina Hodson, the Most Coveted Screenwriter in Hollywood
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"Going in for a writer's meeting is like going in for an interview."
Christina Hodson is a British screenwriter who only just turned to screenwriting in 2012 and has since been one of the most sought-after writers today. Her scripts have been put on the Black List three times for Shut In (2012), Seed (2013), and the sci-fi, female-centered The Eden Project (2014).
Recently, Hodson wrote Bumblebee, the first spinoff of the Transformers franchise, based off the Autobot in the series. Now Hodson has just been named to take over for Joss Whedon as the new screenwriter for Batgirl. She is familiar with the character as she has also written the script for the Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad spinoff, Birds of Prey, set to begin production later this year.
It’s difficult for female screenwriters to make a mark in such a short amount of time, especially in the world of comic book, action movies. Usually considered “boys' territory”, it’s refreshing to have amazing female voices pushing to the front and taking charge of some of the most popular franchises. It helps other female screenwriters see themselves capable of writing the best and having their work seen. That is exactly what Christina Hodson is doing.
Hear Hodson give some advice for screenwriters who want to make a good impression below: