3 Big Myths Script Consultants Love to Perpetuate

Why script consultants hate script coverage

Script consultants are miffed. Some of them, at least. Because script coverage exists. And because screenwriters not only have a plethora of free feedback options (writers groups, online forums, etc.), they also have paid script coverage services like mine as a low-cost alternative to high-priced script consultant services. So many of those script consultants turn … Read more

How To Carry Your Screenplays With You, Wherever

The best ways to carry screenplays around with you

You’re at a backyard barbecue in Encino, visiting with some old friends and having some vegan ribs. Then your friends’ OTHER friends show up. And the wife is one of the small handful of people in the film industry who’s able to greenlight films, or buy spec scripts. And you hit it off really well … Read more

7 Must-Have Screenwriting iPhone Apps for Screenwriters

man with old cell phone

A short list of essential screenwriting iPhone apps (and some for iPads as well) – apps which I believe should be a part of any discerning, elitist iPhone screenwriter’s library, if he or she hopes to continues to remain the better of, and more educated than, the peasants using all of those knuckle-dragging non-Apple devices.

Why Writing For Movies is Officially Dead

pixels movie billboard

As I look on the works of Hollywood, (ye mighty and despair), I can’t help but weep, and I can’t help but laugh. Because from where I sit at my ergonomic standing desk, screenwriting appears to be simultaneously dying, yet thriving. Studios are no longer in the business of making original motion pictures If you’re like … Read more

5 Reasons Screenwriters Should Watch The Superbowl

Football player getting hit, saying "Oh goodie. An excuse for conversation."

The character of Dante Hicks from Clerks once said to his friend Randal: “You hate people!” To which Randal replied “But I love gatherings.” And I can’t think of a more appropriate description of my relationship to the Superbowl, and/or the sport of American Football as a whole. The game, from soup to nuts, is … Read more

Persistence: How to make it as a screenwriter

Screenwriter Food Pyramid

Screenwriters are often malnourished. No, not in the food sense, but in the department of career orientation. Some ask “Can I make it as a screenwriter if I don’t live in LA?” (a question I answer in my article here). And some ask “What are the best day jobs for screenwriters? (which I offer some suggestions … Read more

8 Easy Hacks Screenwriters Can Do To Boost Productivity

George R R Martin every screenwriting minute you waste I kill a Stark

Out of the 500 or so friends and family I have in my life, approximately 498 of them are screenwriters. And of those 498, exactly one of them actually writes screenplays.  The rest just want to.  Real hard.  Yet they don’t, because they  let everything else become more important, more distracting. Wait! SQUIRREL! Me on the other hand, … Read more

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