10 things to think about when you option your screenplay

What does it mean to have your screenplay optioned? A producer wants to option your script. Should you do it? What are the considerations? Here’s one guy’s opinion. Part I of II [Click for Part II: Eleven More Things To Think About When Negotiating Your Screenplay Option] Now that I’ve been through the option gauntlet […]

where the wild things are – review

Where The Wild Things Are – a disappointing imbalance of dramatic and thematic intent. I knew going in. I’d heard the reports, seen the reviews, and I knew. “It’s awfully dark,” they’d say. “It’s not a kid’s movie.” “But it’s a kid’s book,” I’d say. “It’s about a boy who imagines a land with friendly […]

Julie Brown signs on to indie script “Rocket Summer”

It’s official… Miss Julie Brown is attached to the Rocket Summer project in the role of Mercy! Rocket Summer is great, I love it and would love to be in it! – Julie Brown Julie and I worked together a few years ago on the film Fat Rose and Squeaky (where I was Art Director), […]

the auto-chronicled narrative conceit

The following is excerpted from my Paranormal Activity review… it’s a portion of the post that I find myself referring to and wanted the passage in its own post for reference. THE LIMITATIONS OF AUTO-CHRONICLING The “auto-chronicled narrative conceit” has its innate issues. It creates a single camera situation shooting in real time (Blair Witch […]

Positive feedback on the Faeries script feels so good

Although our screenplay “Faeries” didn’t win at Shriekfest, we still got to see the judge’s notes… those kind folks who put so much time into reading all those screenplays. We’re feeling pretty good about what they had to say… A lively, unusual slasher movie that delivers plenty of gore, and introduces a new set of […]