Behind the Lines with DR: What are Bad Films? From the Mouths of Babes

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Here’s the first of what I consider bookend articles by Doug Richardson. For twenty plus years, he’s consistently written in the industry.  Sure his IMDB only shows a half dozen credits, but remember that half those credits are on projects … Continue reading

Write, Direct, Repeat: Four Lessons Film Editing Taught Me About Screenwriting

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Every writer better be an editor. At least if you want to be a credited writer.  Sure you might get a story by here or there, but don’t bet on any written by’s before your name anytime soon without knowing … Continue reading

Balls of Steel: Screenwriting Pitchfests – Ripoff or Opportunity?

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Fresh from Screenwriters World Conference West, Jeanne Bowerman has written this great article on pitchfests and more. She makes strong points here and, like always, doesn’t pull punches.  Hence why her column is called Balls of Steel. If you’ve already, … Continue reading

Writers on the Verge: The Simple Things Every Writer Should Know

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Loving this article and putting it up as a must read for each and every screenwriter. Lee Jessup knows her stuff.  What she’s saying here should be givens but so many don’t grasp these seven simple facts.  By the way, … Continue reading