Putting Real Science in Hollywood Screenplays

Dear Hollywood: When we see a movie where the science very quickly doesn’t add up, no amount of suspension of disbelief or jaw-dropping special effects can make up for the bad science.

In an effort to make science-based movies more watchable, The National Academy of Sciences recently launched a new program to help inject Hollywood screenplays with a healthy dose of real science.

The Science & Entertainment Exchange is a program of the National Academy of Sciences that provides entertainment industry professionals with access to top scientists and engineers to help bring the reality of cutting-edge science to creative and engaging storylines.”

The advisory board for The Exchange includes eminent scientists as well as Hollywood insiders like Dustin Hoffman and Rob Reiner.

For more details on the The Science & Entertainment Exchange, visit their web site.