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Gina S. Noer: Making better filmmakers

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 18 2011   /  08:00 am

JP/Kyo HayantoAsk anyone in the film industry. They will tell you that their biggest gripe is the lack of solid, dependable and skilled human resources.

This is multiplied tenfold when talking about screenwriters.

The legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder once said that the screenplay is the foundation of a film. If the foundation is faulty, then the entire structure will fall, cradle and all. Knowing this, it is amazing that there are still so many films out there with bad scripts.

But one person, together with a band of fellow crusaders, is battling the enormous amount of bad scripts out there with the hope of creating stronger and more creative screenwriters.

This stalwart warrior is Gina S. Noer, born in Balikpapan on Aug. 24, 1985.

An established screenwriter with a slew of high-profile films under her belt like Lentera Merah ( 2006 ), Ayat-Ayat Cinta ...