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Screenwriting Basics

As a screenwriter and producer, I get handed a number of screenplays regularly. Some writers think I can help with getting their work produced, or at the least, get another set of eyes on the project. The truth is, I’m far too busy trying to get my own work produced, but occasionally I’ll read through …

William Goldman on Screenwriting

The Marquis Ballroom of Los Angeles’ Marriott Hotel is packed to the rafters, all of its temporary seats filled, with scores more sitting cross-legged on the floor at the back of the hall. We are here for a talk by William Goldman, the double Oscar winning screenwriter and source of perhaps the most quoted line …

Screenplay Writing Nuts and Bolts

Five Tips for Getting Your Screenplay on Track by Mark Albrecht, AC producer a screenwriter living in Glendale. This article from an experienced screenwriter is very helpful for anyone with a work in progress or an idea for a screenplay. His suggestions of submerging yourself in characters by joining chat room to find the jargon …

Learning Filmmaking, Part One: Introduction

I don’t know anything about filmmaking. I’ve been studying film furiously for the past six years and I know about 0.001% of what there is to know. If I could be given a chance to go back to when I first became interested in making movies, there are book-loads of information I would want to …

My Short Film Making Experience

While in London, I saw the advertisement for a new short film competition run by Heinz to launch their new Soup Cup in The Metro, the free newspaper given out at stations. First prize? A trip to the Sundance Film Festival, all expenses paid. And equipment for the runners up. It was too good an …