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 … Read More
This weekend, I was able to interview author, screenwriter, filmmaker, and musician Jeff Leisawitz, who helps filmmakers, screenwriters, and other creative people find their creative voice and inspiration, and get on track towards pursuing their goals. His book, Not F*ing Around— … Read More
I recently did a quick interview with screenwriter and screenwriting educator, Richard Walter. Walter has taught screenwriting for almost 40 years, and serves as Chairman of UCLA’s screenwriting graduate program. Not to mention, he’s a celebrated author and sought-after studio … Read More
Are script coverage services worth it? Paid script coverage, that is? Commonly, when screenwriters need notes, they ask their peers, their fellow writers, or their writers groups. But what about writers who don’t have a lot of access to any … Read More
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.
The film industry is taking significant steps towards diversity. We can discuss how big those steps are, or how late they are, or whether or not those steps will take us as far as our industry needs to be, but … Read More
Be kind and rewind with me. Back to the 1980’s, when the videocassette rental boom proved beyond a doubt that there was a massive public appetite for all film genres and all production values. And all sorts of bad videobox … Read More
Like all good shows, new Netflix GLOW tv show has a lot to teach tv writers (and screenwriters), aside from being a solid, fun series with a lot of heart. It’s loosely based on the true-life 1980’s wrestling tv phenomenon, The Gorgeous … Read More