I'll be a guest panelist on @scriptchat February 28

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 […]

Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief – A lesson in storytelling?

(aka: Percy Jackson: The Story Thief) “Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” – a review about mismanaging story *** NOTE: Spoilers galore. *** I am not one of those “the movie is never as good as the book” guys. Ever read Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (the source material for Blade Runner)? […]

11 more things to think about when negotiating your screenplay option

Got an offer to option your screenplay? Here are eleven terms you should know when talking to your attorney. [See PART I – 10 things to think about when optioning your screenplay] Okay, so you’ve gotten an option offer, you’ve thought about the 10 things, and you still want to do it. Now it’s time […]

on defining "high concept"

Every so often I see a conversation about “high concept” films or screenplays that goes something like this: “That was a high concept film.” “High concept? It was a bunch of explosions and giant robots! What’s so high concept about that? “That’s poster-child high concept. By definition.” “No, high concept means a concept with high […]

Grampa Was A Superhero script has been optioned

[Become a fan of Grampa Was A Superhero on FACEBOOK] Writing duo’s family friendly spec script lands option deal with Epiphany Productions. Santa Cruz, CA – January 31, 2010 Chip Street and Sean Meehan have had unlikely good fortune in their short spec-screenplay writing careers. In an industry where newcomers are told that it’ll take […]