The man behind “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” has written a chapter for the upcoming book Behind the Screen: Hollywood Insiders on Faith, Film, and Culture, a collection of essays by Christians working in mainstream Hollywood. “Emily Rose” writer/director Scott Derrickson wrote the essay “A Filmmaker’s Progress” for the book, to be released November 1, 2005, by Baker Books. Derricksons essay describes the filmmakers attempt to reconcile his artistic ambitions with his duty as a man of faith.
Behind the Screen will also feature contributions from “X2” and “Fantastic Four” producer Ralph Winter, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Dean Batali, and comic book scribe Leo Partible. Behind the Screen received a starred review in the latest issue of Publishers Weekly, which called it thought-provoking these authors are culture makers who want to seamlessly integrate their beliefs with their work and art.
Behind the Screen is a project of Act One, a Hollywood-based program that trains Christians for careers as writers and executives in the mainstream entertainment industry. More information is available at www.actoneprogram.com.