People watching may be the best way to hone those sub-textual writing skills. So I was standing in CVS looking for a father’s day card for my son (note to self: There are no father’s day cards from dad to son-who-is-a-dad) and of course I wasn’t the only person who’d put it off perilously late. […]
Another “regular guy” wants to be a superhero. Will this trend ever end? Somebody’s Hero “In this heart-warming family comedy, average accountant, Dennis Sullivan, is assigned to the account of a young widow and her son, a boy fascinated with a TV hero known as “Man America”. Taking an instant shine to the kid, Dennis […]
Finding your descriptive voice in screenwriting Screenplays aren’t Literature. If there’s one core screenwriting truth you’re supposed to learn as soon as possible, that’s it. All the stuff that made your fiction writing awesome, all the flowery language, the detailed descriptions, and lengthy internal dialogues are anathema to the script. That two page treatise on your […]
Lion’s Gate’s KICKASS is the latest entry to the burgeoning unsuperhero genre that I wrote about a few months back. What’s an ‘unsuperhero’?
W00t! I’ve been invited to guest on a panel of writers for @ScriptChat on Twitter next Sunday, February 28th. We are thrilled to announce our first panel of guests at scriptchat! We’ve comprised two different panels of talented indie filmmakers/producers to guest at both our EURO chat and our American chat. Check them out and […]