Want To Be A Successful Screenwriter?

“Don’t go quitting your day job just yet.” These words are very familiar to new writers. Last time I heard, there were 20,000 unemployed writers living in L.A. at any given time. That doesn’t mean that they haven’t tasted success, it just means they’re in between jobs. Is it necessary to live in L.A. to […]

Writing That Sells

If you are a writer it’s important to know what types of stories studios are always scouting for. Those stories would be based off of true stories, successful plays, novels and sequels. So where does originality fit in? Although there is always room, it takes a backseat to the rest. When adapting a novel, you […]

How To Finance Your Next Film

Making films is exciting. Attaching the talent, amazing director, dedicated crew, video editor and that gifted musician with mad skills for musical scores is all you can hope for. However, how do you entice them to work with you? Money certainly helps. Unless you come from wealth or have a been collecting pop bottles (for […]

Why Storyboard Your Film?

What is a storyboard? Wikipedia’s definition is: a storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence. In simpler terms, if you are a director or animator, it is key scenes drawn out in […]

Writing From Inspiration

Many times I have wondered where inspiration for good writing comes from.  In researching this, I’ve come to find out that the answer is quite simple. Inspiration can come from a fascinating person, good or bad. It can derive from a captivating news story, an interesting conversation, memories, holidays and even the death of a […]