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 …
Some movies are shot on location because production companies believe a real setting will give their movie an added layer of authenticity. Most, howev…
In jest, somebody wrote “Alcohol because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad.” Many famous writers had an addiction to Madame Al…
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 …
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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
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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
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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
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
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