Crowdfunding is one of coolest film funding models to emerge in our moviemaking lifetime. With sites like Indie GoGo and Kickstarter, filmmakers can finally raise money without asking permission. And while the vast … [Read more...] about NoFilmSchool On CrowdFunding
Some screenwriters think that just about every screenplay should open with a bang of some kind: perhaps a literal explosion, or a murder, or a chase. Those may well be good choices for certain stories, but my take on this … [Read more...] about Your Screenplay Opening
How to sell nonsense in your screenplay (the Klein-Hasslepark Effect) Recently I saw "Source Code," a movie I enjoyed even though ultimately the explanation for what is happening is nonsense. (I know some of you will … [Read more...] about How to sell nonsense in your screenplay
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?
Since starting Filmmaking Stuff, many screenwriters have written me, asking if I could provide advice on how they can protect their screenplay from theft. I usually tell screenwriters that most producers will not go through … [Read more...] about Screenwriting How To Protect Your Material