Update: It’s been brought to our attention that this was actually a two-person project; Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman worked together to create both the book and the documentary. We’ve changed the text below to reflect that.
Former Albanian Peter Hanson returns to Nippertown to host a screening of his feature-length documentary film, “Tales From the Script,” at the Spectrum 8 Theatres in Albany at 6:30pm on Wednesday. There’s just one opportunity to catch it on the big screen, but there will be a Q&A session with director Hanson immediately following the showing.
For Hanson and Herman’s film – Hanson was a former arts writer for The Times Union , arts editor for Metroland and editor-in-chief for The Source – they interviewed such Hollywood screenwriters as Shane Black (“Lethal Weapon”), John Carpenter (“Halloween”), Frank Darabont (“The Shawshank Redemption”), William Goldman (“The Princess Bride”), Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver”) and dozens more – 46 screenwriters in all.
Music for the film’s soundtrack is credited to TJ Raider – better known to Nippertown music fans as Imagining Lennon musician, Tom Raider of Delmar.
The film was produced in conjunction with Hanson and Herman’s book of the same name published by IT Books.