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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 …