What’s your favorite food at the movies, popcorn? For most, it’s way up there, and definitely it’s mine. It may be corny to say (ooof) but the best flavor for me, is popcorn-flavored – without anything on it – of course I won’t turn away from butter, salt and more. And if you really want … More Happy National Popcorn Poppin’ Month!
A logline conveys the concept of your script, its beating heart. While a logline relates the strength of your idea, it’s not the execution. Execution shines through in your synopsis. Use both a logline and synopsis to plan, then market your script. … More Writing Your Logline and Synopsis
Looking to stay cool and collected this Summer and get your film and web projects into shape? Meet me in midtown! Please dive in & join me in NYC at the Drama Book Shop for a free seminar on film scheduling and budgeting July 12 at 5PM – Budgeting and scheduling are easy in principle … More July 12 – Drama Book Shop Free Seminar
If a picture paints a thousand words… close your eyes and imagine really expressive dialogue, instead. Summertime is a great time to drill down on a few specific skills to master them. Just like going away to band camp – where you can allot time for special projects, practicing a lot of scales or etudes, … More 3 Ways to Improve Dialogue In Your Script
Writing to shoot is a fun, achievable goal. Whether you are a screenwriter, or a hyphenate such as writer-director, or actor-writer-producer, there is a benefit to learning to writing a feature film with the goal of shooting it. In the context of your goals, here are some points we’ll consider: Why it’s important Your role … More Beginning Feature Film Writing – Writing To Shoot
completing the 2nd edition of The Business of Film, with Steve Greenwald, our copyeditor posed this question:
“…so should we delete any mention to it in the book?”
“It” referring to The Weinstein Company.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know. Her house is in the village, though; She will not see me stopping here To watch her woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods … More SheReader – default feminine
When screenwriters are just starting out, the sense of triumph when you complete a script is incredible. But what’s next? The what next is we have to share and pitch our idea with others, but we can’t just hand over 1.2 pounds to another person (via email or in person). We have to share the … More Creating Your 1-Pager: A Panic-Free Guide