The explosion of social media over the last few years has been a boon to getting the word out. From all over the world, people can sell anything, buy …
Every successful director has been asked at some point or another to share their wisdom with an new generation of eager hopefuls, and they all have th…
If a writer’s life can be a lonely one, then a screenwriter’s career is surely spent in an uninhabited corner of the planet Zeron. Scripts don’t read …
Remember Cinema Paradiso? Wouldn’t it be great if film distribution was all about Alfredo getting on his bike to take delivery of whatever new release…
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Creative Writing Professor at Princeton, multi award winning author with 58 novels and thousands of articles, short stories and essays published so far, Joyce Carol Oates will fine hone your storytell
With a Best Director Oscar for ‘The Departed,’ 11 other Academy nominations, Three Emmy’s, Golden Globes, and BAFTA awards, Martin Scorsese’s list of industry-recognized achievements more than qualify
It’s trite to say that a great script is one that sells, but the hard truth is that there are thousands of interesting stories living their lives in underwear drawers and filing cabinets because they
Appeasing the Gatekeepers. There are many. A wise man once asked, "If your script falls in the forest and nobody reads it, any chance you get the job?" You've spent months agonizing over plot, chara
“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn it by doing things well.” Jeff Bezos Promotion and marketing yourself is not an easy task, especially for neophyte actors. Knock
Each year there are hundreds if not thousands of films made worldwide. Somebody had to finance them. For most creatives, looking for money is not an easy task. You have the script, now you need the fu
Over my career in The Biz, I have been blessed to be part of the production team for a number of really good film directors. I've watched, Ron Howard, Lord Richard Attenborough, Sidney Lumet, Gus Van
When it comes time to sign a distribution agreement, you’re going to want to take a close look at the fine print and get some knowledgeable advice about what’s in there. Chances are, you’ll be signing