People always point out that a relationship with an agent is something like a marriage, but without the sex (usually). Which means that sometimes there will be a divorce—at this point, the high profile one is J. K. Rowling … [Read more...] about When It’s Time To Divorce Your Agent
Recently I taught a workshop to a group of documentary filmmakers, and I was reflecting on how much easier we screenwriters have it. The docu-makers may have a general story idea in mind, but often in the course of filming it … [Read more...] about What Screenwriters Can Learn From Documentary Filmmakers
OK, I'm fibbing, it was actually Tennessee Williams' advice to playwrights, but it applies just as much to screenwriters: “What shouldn’t you do if you’re a playwright? Don’t bore the audience! I mean, even if you have to … [Read more...] about Tennessee Williams’ advice to screenwriters
I just saw Kim Cattrall mentioned in the news and it took me back to a long time ago when I did a rewrite of one of her early movies, "Mannequin." It was my first script doctoring job and I was in a hotel in Philadelphia, … [Read more...] about Screenwriting: Why Kim Cattrall got mad at me
I'm pretty skeptical about script contests as a way to further your career. There are success stories but I think they're the exception. So I was interested to read the view of Chad Gervich on the Script website. He says that … [Read more...] about Are screenplay contests worth entering?