John Heywood may have opined that many hands make light work, but, when all those hands are done he was mute on who’s supposed to get the credit. Christopher Schiller explores the concept of workshopping.
Contrary to a lot of thinking, words aren’t universally defined and meanings can change. Words can mean different things according to the context they’re used within or the group who uses them.
Writing films are flights of fancy with no limitations. Producing require lots of logistics. It may seem dichotomous, but Christopher Schiller explains how budget and story can both be served.
Contracts can be seen as scary shackles binding the unwary to massive tangles of responsibility and exposure. Entertainment attorney Christopher Schiller demystifies the contract process.
Christopher Schiller explains what the Bechdel-Wallace Test is to different parties and how it should (or shouldn’t) be used as a touchstone in this industry.
Entertainment Attorney Chris Schiller takes his legal insights column into a new direction, exploring his screenwriting side and filmmaker perspective.
Christopher Schiller uses differing perspectives from two separate audiences who happened to watch 'Things to Come' at the same time.
An eclectic mix and diversity of quality will vary at any particular film festival. Christopher Schiller presents a collection of three mini reviews of films that played alongside each other at the Telluride Film Festival this year.
Entertainment attorney Christopher Schiller attempts to explain just who Hollywood agents are in general and what they can do (and can't do) for your screenwriting career.
Entertainment attorney Christopher Schiller discusses the complexities of seeing, recognizing and dealing with what he calls the “soft no.”