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.”
Christopher Schiller gives details of how to properly get that payment out of the ones who owe us money and what to do when they give us resistance.
This first of a two-part series of columns focus is all about the details of getting paid, what to expect and when, how to specify your needs and realize the requirements for meeting them and how to recognize when what you are due isn't forthcoming.