Allan Heinberg, the screenplay writer for Wonder Woman, recently paid a visit to Belmont University to speak with students in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. The event was hosted in the Johnson Center Theater, a state-of-the-art facility on Belmont’s campus that offers cutting-edge technology and is designed to foster innovation among students.
During the interview, Heinberg discussed his most recent work on the box office hit, “Wonder Woman.”
“Wonder Woman is a warrior of love, historically, and that was the story I wanted to tell. Her strength is her emotional vulnerability, so we really tried to exploit that. Her physical feats were never the focus of our movie. We wanted to execute them beautifully, but we weren’t writing sequences to showcase her powers.”
During the seminar, students were allowed to ask Heinberg questions regarding his work in film and television. He provided them with valuable advice on how to develop characters and improve their writing skills.
Graduating from the Yale School of Drama with a degree in English and Film Studies, Heinberg launched his career as an actor and screenwriter. After acting both on and off Broadway, Heinberg eventually decided to become a writer full-time. He has worked with acclaimed producer Shonda Rimes for 10 years and has collaborated with her on TV shows including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” Some of his other TV credits include “The OC,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Sex and the City” and “The Catch.”
—Story written by Katie Braile