Author Archives: Heather Hale

Heather Hale

About Heather Hale

Heather Hale is a Film and Television Producer, Director and Screenwriter. Her credits include the indie thriller, Absolute Killers (2011) and the $5.5M Lifetime Original Movie, The Courage to Love (2000). Her books, How to Work the Film and TV Markets: A Guide for Content Creators and Story$elling: How to Develop, Market and Pitch Film & TV Projects are due out, respectively, from Focal Press/Routledge in June of 2017 and Michael Wiese in April of 2018. Her next StoryTellers on WalkAbout Screenwriting retreat is in Lucca (Tuscany) in September 2017. Follow Heather on Twitter or Facebook.

Producer’s POV: StorySelling – The Art of Pitching

Pitching can be creative and (dare I say it?) even fun. And if you get good at it, it can empower and liberate you to do more of what you love to do:  write. Writers are storytellers. But when they have to sell their stories, they often freeze up. That’s an unfortunate and unnecessary...

Producer’s POV: Writer Fears – I’m Not Good Enough

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Isn’t that every writer’s greatest fear? Producer Anne Marie Gillen recently posed this question to our Mastermind Group: “What keeps you awake at night?What are those nasty thoughts that keep playing around in your head?  The shoulda-coulda-woulda?” It stimulated such an open and honest discussion about...

Story Maps by Daniel Calvisi Book Review

Story Analyst Dan Calvisi used to only reveal the inner workings of his method to his students and script consulting clients now but he’s sharing his template in his new eBook: Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay, available as a download purchase directly off his on his Act Four Screenplays website.

The Great Linda Seger Has Done It Again!

In this, her ninth book on screenwriting, the industry’s matriarch — who essentially created the job of script consultant three decades ago — Dr. Seger has gone on to clarify one of the most elusive elements of screenwriting in her latest book: Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath.