What We Are Reading: Mary Cybulski’s BEYOND CONTINUITY

John and Maggie’s dear friend Mary Cybulski wrote a new book (BEYOND CONTINUITY: SCRIPT SUPERVISION FOR THE MODERN FILMMAKER) that is sure to become the Rosetta Stone for aspiring script supervisors. It is a must read for anyone who loves the craft of filmmaking.


Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker


Using real-world examples, Mary guides the reader through the process of script supervision and explains the skills needed to succeed as a professional script supervisor.  As the title suggests, BEYOND CONTINUITY demonstrates how a script supervisor’s role goes beyond simply maintaining a film’s continuity and is integral to the filmmaking process.

With more than 25 years of experience, Mary Cybulski is one of Hollywood’s premier script supervisors.  She has worked with John and Maggie on LONE STAR, SILVER CITY and SUNSHINE STATE. Other filmmakers she has worked with include David Mamet (THE SPANISH PRISONER), Jane Campion (IN THE CUT), Ang Lee (LIFE OF PI), Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) and Tony Gilroy (MICHAEL CLAYTON).

In his Foreword to the book, Director David Mamet states “Anyone seriously interested in shooting and/or cutting will read it and use it as a basis for application and study…[Mary] just wrote the bible of continuity.”

We here at the John Sayles Blog couldn’t agree more!

Order your copy today at Powell’s and Amazon.

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What a great time we had on the YELLOW EARTH book tour. We loved seeing all of our old friends. Lots of hugging and kissing and shaking of hands. That was then! We were very lucky to return home – la

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