Video: From Page to Screen: "On the Basis of Sex"

Former faculty member Daniel Stiepleman, the screenwriter of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic "On the Basis of Sex," recalls finding his voice and getting his big Hollywood break with the help of Karen Loop, associate dean of Los Angeles programs.

On December 25, 2018, the film On the Basis of Sex premiered in cities across the U.S. The film originated eight years earlier at Columbia College Chicago. Here, screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman discusses the writing process for the script about the personal and professional story of his aunt, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With the help from Associate Dean of Los Angeles Programs Karen Loop, who went on to become the executive producer of the film, the script found a foothold in Hollywood—and opened in theaters around the world.

Before its theatrical release, Stiepleman and Loop returned to Columbia for an advanced screening of the film and to talk to the Columbia community about their process from getting the story from page to screen.