Career Coach: 'Tis the Season for Giving
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson is a recruiter, career coach and speaker. You can reach her for personal consultations and speaking engagements at PamRecruit@q.com. She thanks people like Matt, the cashier in Walmart, who make the world a better place. And she thanks all the artists and writers who influence the world in positive and creative ways. And all the writers who worked on It's a Wonderful Life. *
*Philip Van Doren Stern has a story credit for It's a Wonderful Life on IMDB. Nine other writers worked on the screenplay, including Dalton Trumbo, who first adapted it for RKO. Clifford Odets and Marc Connelly did rewrites. Frank Capra purchased the project from RKO and hired Frances Goodrich and her partner Albert Hackett to rework the existing adaptation. Jo Swerling is credited for additional scenes. Capra also brought in Michael Wilson and Dorothy Parker for dialog work. Capra also worked on the screenplay.