It's important to note, however, that in "The Words", all three levels have some grounding in "reality", relative to the universe of the movie. In my screenplay, the "inner screenplay," which causes controversy, did not "happen" in the universe of the movie even though it can influence the outcome.
The directors are Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, and the indoor scenes were filmed in Montreal.
As for author "culture", I remember an outdoor dinner in 1997 when another writer said "You don't send books to publishers". You send them to agents. Or now, you self-publish.
Ernest Hemingway is said to have given his wife a sole handwritten manuscript of a novel which she lost.
I saw the film in a small Regal Auditorium in Arlington VA, a small crowd for the early Friday evening show opening day, digital projection.
A good comparison could be made to the 2003 film "Shattered Glass", by Billy Ray, from Lionsgate, about a journalist who fabricates some of his stories for the New Republic. With Hayden Christiansen as Stephen Glass, the writer, and Peter Sarsgaard, his boss.