Do You Read the Whole Thing?
Every single script I recommended my bosses read officially had my stamp of approval on it. And how bad do you think it would make me look if I wasted some of their precious time with a mediocre piece of material?
A Simple Guide to Writing the Dreaded Synopsis
It’s also important to not forget about the voice and tone of the story when creating your synopsis.
Best Practices for Writing "Conferencing"
There are a lot of reasons, of course, but let’s just boil this down to the punchline—you have to meet people to sell your work.
Ways to Be Productive During a Strike (Without Risk of Scabbing)
The strike back in 2007/2008 lasted one hundred days. I don't know if this one will end up being quite so lengthy, but if it does, what do you do?
What Readers Really Think
Everything that follows is what they actually said, whether you like it or not.
Profits are good. Greed is not.
The Age of A.I.nlightenment: How the Artificial Intelligence Boom is Changing the Arts
If everything around AI feels unsettling and sketchy, that’s because the market hasn’t decided what exactly to do with it yet and businesses are taking wild swings.
Writers Shouldn’t Have to Sell Our Souls
Writer’s lives are not clickbait, and they are not a work of fiction to be dramatized for effect.
The Challenges of Second Seasons, Sequels, and Finales
... one of the most worrisome fears for writers is that they could end up penning something that damages ‘the brand.’
The All-Purpose Guide to Hollywood Assistant-ing- Part 1
I was a Hollywood assistant for almost ten years ... let’s go ahead and get the basic stuff out of the way.
Q&A: Should I Adapt My Own Book Into a Screenplay
Established IP is always the perfect place for film and TV producers to find gems that need to be adapted for the screen.
Consultants, Contests, and Coverage—Oh My! Sorting Out the Professional Script Reader Landscape
Sounds like you need a reader, friend! But just a quick glance at all the options out there makes it pretty obvious that what a “reader” does is much less clear.
Hollywood Films Written by and About Women - Part 3
By the 90s, an increasing number of these women were finally gaining some prominence in Hollywood.
Hollywood Films Written By and About Women - Part 2
" ... it was also no coincidence that when the big studios decided to unionize in the 1920s, most of those labor unions didn't allow female members."
Perfectly Ordinary: The Resistible Rise of the ChatBot
Programs like ChatGPT ... according to Noam Chomsky and others, are actually distracting us from the true goal of creating a technology that thinks.