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From writing his first screenplay on cocktail napkins to winning an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for penning ‘The Social Network,’ winner of 2 Golden Globes, 4 Emmy’s, 1 BAFTA award, and many mor
Originally published in 1984, the latest edition of ‘The Filmmaker’s Handbook’ has been updated and revised. Using today’s technologies, it includes digital filmmaking, and a much-expanded range of to
When a major studio produces a movie, they’re footing the bill. They’ve got the financial resources to pay for everything from script development to the final edits, and are taking a very carefully ca
Completing the casting process is a pivotal milestone in pre-production, and one that will shape the entire project. Just as good acting won’t save a bad script, bad performances will kill a great mov
Katharsis as the ancient Greeks defined it, meant cleansing or purification. In today's screenwriting world, using Catharsis properly describes a high level of process achieved by the writer, and is u
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
So, you've mortgaged your home, received a little money from a Kickstarter campaign, begged and borrowed from family and friends, all the while hating yourself for having to do so. You've made your fi
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 happened to be coming down the line? Unfortunatel