Just Say No
I spent weeks, each time making all these changes in the desperate hope that one of these “artists” he was pitching it to would buy it.
Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel
During one pitch, we were asked if our screenplay was based on a graphic novel. The answer was no, but it had crossed our minds to adapt it in the opposite direction.
Damian Lahey Shares Insights on the Indie Filmmaking Landscape
If you’re a filmmaker, you’re either creating content or over in the corner crying.
Q&A: #1 Essential Advice for New Screenwriters
Yes, people like being treated like people.
Putting the Silver in the Silver Screen
At his age, he had plenty of wisdom to draw upon and apply to the characters he was auditioning to play.
The Art of Sports and the Sport of Arts
Did you catch that? “Mediocrity is … unacceptable.” And if this were the case, or the perception in 1873, how much more does this apply today?
How To Make a Short Film Without Going (Totally) Crazy
Just because a film is short doesn’t mean that it’s easy or cheap to produce. Like any film, it’s a complex, potentially stressful, and complicated undertaking.
Through Music, Israelis and Palestinians Fight for Equality
"Peace is not going to rain on us. Peace is something we have to make. We have to build it. It's going to take sacrifice."
Why Is A Writing Sample So Important?! Duh, ‘Cuz You’re a Writer
The writing had to stand on its own. Nobody gave a crap if I was cool.
Everything I Know About Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal
I thought I should get to work on the whole manuscript and maybe a query, too. Oh, my giddy cousins, was I wrong.
The Right Name
They’re the reasons Luke and Darth felt right ... So where do you find these potentially script-worthy names?
S.S. Rajamouli and the Epic Power of Fun
When was the last time you had fun—real fun—at the movies? Beginning-to-end, clapping at the screen, whooping along with the audience, goosebump-raising FUN.
Creating Micro-Content for the Win
Friends and people who believe in you are worth 10x more than funding—and they'll make the journey a lot more fun.
Disability In Hollywood: How Advocates are Changing the Landscape
"I think this is an opportunity for people with disabilities and allies to demand better."
Big-Picture Ways to Think About Marketing Fiction: Analyzing One's Own Reading/Book Buying Habits
What I discovered was eye-opening at the curiosity level, but also valuable for my thinking and planning as a publisher, and for you as a writer or author.