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

From Screenplay to Novel – How One Short Scene Became A Whole Chapter

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Here’s the story behind what turned a simple cutaway scene in the screenplay’s third act into a whole *new* chapter in the novel – and why I think it works.

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Casting the perfect stars for Grampa Was A Superhero

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Wherein our producer asks us to create a dream cast… and who we chose.

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Why your screenplay is not what defines the movie

fat-roseHere’s one example of how the best stuff that appears on screen can have nothing to do with what’s in your screenplay… and why that’s great.

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Devolver Digital Enters Indie Film Releasing

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Does a company with deep success in distributing indie game titles have something unique to offer to indie filmmakers?

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Evil Party Clown Terrifies Children – For a Fee

Agency offers evil clowns for kids birthday parties

Since I’ve been art directing a zombie clown flick, this kind of caught my attention…

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