Less than 10 years in the business, and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are already one of the most successful screenwriting teams in Hollywood. A team who became just that after meeting in high school, they began in television on the writing staffs of Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, and, eventually, the hit ABC show Alias, where they collaborated with Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams.Kurtzman and Orci's screenwriting credits include The Island, The Legend of Zorro, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and the upcoming Star Trek XI. Find out more as Kurtzman and Orci reveal their experiences analyzing Robocop, writing in Spanish accents, and getting better with age.
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