Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Forget the stories of aspiring scriptwriters striving for decades to turn a buck: Hollywood scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orzi met in high school, formed a writing partnership, and in less than ten years established themselves as two of Tinseltown's most sought-after scenarists. Orzi and Kurtzman also carved-out a genre niche, specializing in mega-budgeted, effects-heavy pictures such as Mission: Impossible 3, The Island and Star Trek XI. The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters - Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci finds the men sharing with aspiring screenwriters their inside secrets and experiences from working in the industry. The writers discuss such subjects as imparting new life to Robocop, writing "accented" dialogue and scripting slick action scenes.