The Next Great Sports Movie?
These days, anyone with a cell phone and a TikTok account can be a celebrity, so maybe our adoration of movie stars, recording artists, and athletes are going to suffer when fame seems so accessible.
Hollywood Films Written By and About Women - Part 1
The fact that writing was seen as "women's work," ironically created a window in which many women forged influential careers in the industry and were able to quickly expand into directing, producing, and executive roles.
Artist Snapshot: Christopher J. Ewing and Callie Bloem
Film work is endlessly fascinating and rewarding and never-ending, and that’s even before taking into account all the incredible artists, collaborators and businesspeople with which you get to meet and work.
And for a moment, they were how they once were. Ben, the protector. Mariel, the protected. But no, they weren’t the children they used to be.
Conflict: The Lifeblood of Your Story
Make no mistake, narratives are very much like a car. They need to be constructed in a specific way in order for them to go anywhere.
Serving Up Notes
... you are a chef and your script is the meal. Why? Because I’m hungry, recently rewatched "The Bear," and this analogy works.
Artist Snapshot: Aaron Brooks
... pissing off powerful people is at the top of the list. Having a well-attended funeral is another goal.
Want Your Script to Get More Attention? Zag
Even if you’ve got a winner, endorsed with great notes from a pro, or some wins in a contest or two, what else can you do to give your work traction?
Writer's Block? Your Workspace May Be the Cause
Having a psychologist in the family, I've long been aware of the tremendous impact one's environment has on everything from morale and mental wellbeing to the quality of one's work.
Becoming a Writing Research Powerhouse
If you only try to find facts to support your hopes or assumptions, you’ll miss discovering things that could inspire you or help you write an even better story.
The Queue: 365 Movies I Never Saw Because I've Spent Too Much Time on Twitter - Part 2 (February 2023)
I wish to never hear Marlon Brando sing again.
How to Win the War on Truth
In a media landscape of constant manipulation, bias and lies—how do we know what's true?
Your Most Critical Act
Shaky beginnings lead to problems down the road every time without fail.
Someone Stole My Script! (Maybe)
... there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to “steal” a screenplay—i.e., what constitutes copyright infringement.
Artist Snapshot: Nick McMurdy
If art illuminates the human experience, then my goal is to create work that helps people appreciate all the similarities that we often overlook. Plus, I just love weird shit.