A Rambling Conversation with Dan Mirvish: Co-Founder of Slamdance, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Indie Darling, Bestselling Author, and Trendsetter
I wrote new scenes, and I acted in the film. I got shot in the chest twice, and survived both times, miraculously. So, I really saw how to make a movie.
Below the Line: Location Assistant Melanie Roddy
If anybody ever reads about our business, I hope people take away that quality of life is the most important. You make enough to live and you get with good people. That's the important shit.
Literally Write What You Know (Figuratively)
That’s what “write what you know” really means. It means you should take a feeling, or a unique experience you’ve lived through—something that is quintessentially you—and put it on the page.
15 Types of Income to Create or Refine a Part-Time or Full-Time Author Business Model That Works for You
All authors can create holistic, rewarding cottage industries, sidelines, part-time or full-time businesses around their book/s, their knowledge, their experiences, and their author status.
Hollywood Creatives Fundraising for Strike Funds: Where to Find Help if You Need It
Hot Labor Summer is all too real, so Hollywood's creatives are finding some, well, creative ways to raise money for strike funds.
The Queue: 365 Movies I Never Saw Because I've Spent Too Much Time on Twitter - Part VIII (August 2023)
A timeless cautionary tale of universities placing undue significance on football, our infatuation with popularity, and callous racism, inevitably leading to guerilla warfare by rebels.
Are Cliffhangers Ruining Storytelling?
Does any story ever just conclude these days?
Editing Advice From a Dyslexic, Independent, and Dysfunctional Self-Publishing Author
... you're sure the editor hates your words, your soul, your children, and even your dogs. Revel in this misery. It's why you became a pen monkey.
Interview: Problem-Solving Producer Linda Burns
"Over time, I realized, you have to read between the lines."
Below the Line: On-Set Photographer Alison Cohen Rosa
"I would pinch myself sometimes on set, going, 'I'm so fucking lucky to be in this room.' Like, I get goosebumps. I am so lucky."
Joe Straynge is Dead
I was creating something so this skin could move through the world like a phantom. Something that would protect me as I hid beneath the surface of whatever I’ve become.
Interview: Screenwriter and Filmmaker Javier Solórzano Casarin
From documentaries to commercials to feature films, Javier Solórzano Casarin takes us on a step-by-step retelling of how his love for filmmaking grew into a lifetime passion.
From Screenwriter to Novelist ... in 25 Years
Can you imagine how hard it was for me to write prose? You can’t. Because it was harder than you imagined. I had to learn to write again.
Fish: And Why It’s Not So Easy To Write What You Know
Because, yes, there is merit to writing what you know—but when you’re in the middle of something, you absolutely do not know it. It isn’t over yet.
The Queue: 365 Movies I Never Saw Because I've Spent Too Much Time on Twitter - Part VII (July 2023)
As the movie goes on, Pacino grows more and more facial hair until it envelops him, and he suffocates to death.