Life is a marathon, not a sprint – and so is the world of filmmaking. On the back of the brilliant The Queen’s Gambit, whose journey from book to Netflix took a mere 30 years, I wrote a two-part piece for Lucy V. Hay’s excellent screenwriting website Bang2Write about 12 films which took a long time to get from idea to script to screen – and the lessons we creatives can learn from the writer’s journey on each. Here’s part one (ft. Arrival, Get Out, Jojo Rabbit, Carol, Superbad, The Theory of Everything) and here’s part two (ft. A Quiet Place, One Night in Miami, Saving Mr Banks, The King’s Speech, Thelma & Louise, Bohemian Rhapsody). I hope it’s a helpful-slash-inspiring read for fellow writers and creatives!