Did this producer steal this screenplay?

On one of the many screenwriting forums I frequent, a screenwriter posed the question “Did this producer steal my screenplay?” Good question. Here’s the story. Making the sale It seems the writer was approached by a producer who was interested in one of her screenplays. They swapped a series of emails, exchanged several versions of […]

What bad science fiction can teach us about writing screenplay description

Why too much detail destroys screenplay description – and pisses readers off I just finished slogging my way through another script as a judge for a screenplay competition. Yes, slogging. It was painful. It was boring. Frankly, I couldn’t finish it. I gave it a “pass”. Because the writer gave me too much description. Exactly […]

How social media (almost) ruined my screenwriting career

Or “Why Social Media is like a bad tattoo”. Okay, that’s hyperbole. But I relearned a lesson recently. If you’re a budding screenwriter, an indie filmmaker, an aspiring or established anything, social media should oughtta be part of your life. It’s where we make professional connections, build our brand, spread the word and mebbe, just […]

Writing screenplay description with personal style

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 […]

Faeries – the horror script – full release

Slowly publishing the Faeries feature horror script a section at a time online. FAERIES – the full release FaeriesMovie.info Become a fan on FACEBOOK Faeries was an experiment in process, a personal challenge to complete a feature script from concept to completion in 12 weeks, and prove that we deserved the opportunity to deliver on […]