Should You Give Up Equity In Your NanoBudget Film?

I’m torn on this…

If you win this competition with your contained-budget screenplay, you’ll get the 7K you need to make your film in exchange for 30% of the profits. Continue reading Should You Give Up Equity In Your NanoBudget Film?

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

WikiHow Germany References Screenplay Options Articles

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Fun little surprise today, to find my articles used as the basis for this German language WikiHow article on screenplay options… Continue reading WikiHow Germany References Screenplay Options Articles

Aquapolis Mobile Game – Fun Dialog

So I’m replaying Aquapolis… it’s a gas reading the dialog I wrote as it reveals itself through gameplay. Continue reading Aquapolis Mobile Game – Fun Dialog

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

Why do screenwriters get paid for an option?

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Q: Why do screenwriters get paid for an option? If they’re not making your movie (yet) why would they give you money?

Continue reading Why do screenwriters get paid for an option?

New IMDB Credit for Hope Dances

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It’s always nice to land a new IMDB credit!

I recently worked as a Story Consultant for a film that’s in production now here in Santa Cruz, “Hope Dances.”

It’s a lovely little family film about a young tween torn between her love of softball and ballet.

Proud and pleased to have been able to help.

You can find it here.