This Facebook Video of an Alien Interview is Marketing Magic

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Small. Impactful. Thematic. Achievable (with the right skills.)
Continue reading This Facebook Video of an Alien Interview is Marketing Magic

Never Forget Gene Wilder

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Okay, I have no business laying high expectations on a meme, or any clickbait content from the likes of most content farms. Continue reading Never Forget Gene Wilder

Kurt Vonnegut On The Shape Of Story

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Photo of Kurt Vonnegut from an appearance on WNET-TV

I’ve shared this video in the context of another post… but I thought it really deserved its own space. Continue reading Kurt Vonnegut On The Shape Of Story

224,000 Visits And Counting

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Wow! This week I passed 224,000 total visits on my site since I started counting in 2011.

That’s kind of crazy.

Thank you!

Stop Trying To Build An Audience For Your Film

My buddy Jason over at Filmmaking Stuff shared this meme, and I really dug it. Continue reading Stop Trying To Build An Audience For Your Film

Data Mining Reveals the 6 Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

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Courtesy MIT Tech Review

This is a fascinating take on using Big Data to arrive at (or at least confirm) a result that we’ve seen demonstrated in many screenwriting books. Continue reading Data Mining Reveals the 6 Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

Local Indie Film Starts Production: “Hope Dances”

Hope Dances Filming in Santa Cruz
Courtesy Santa Cruz Sentinel

It’s very exciting to see this feature film I consulted on getting into production!

I did some dialog and character development and a little story consulting… now it’s finally in front of the camera! Congratulations to writer/director Andrew and all the crew!

More info: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com