Laeta Kalogridis Hollywood’s Hottest Screenwriter Talks “Shutter Island” and “Avatar”

Anyone who would like to become a screerwriter should look up one person-Laeta Kalogridis. The Greek-American is 2010’s hottest screenwriter in Hollywood. We met Laeta at the press junket in NYC for Shutter Island, Martin Scorseze’s latest motion picture starring Leonardo Di Caprio. She talked to us about her Greek background, and what it is like to work with the best of the filmmaking industry like Leonardo Di caprio, Martin Scorseze and James Cameron.

Kalogridis, who was also the executive producer of “Avatar”, has written  the script for Alexander (2004), Night Watch (2006 in U.S.), Pathfinder (2007) and Shutter Island (2010). She has also served as an executive producer for the television series Birds of Prey and Bionic Woman. She is the founder of the pro-union website: Hollywood United, and was an active peacemaker in the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.



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