Author Archives: Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards

About Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards has written and developed almost twenty feature films and television series, virtually all of which are either sold, under option, or produced. He has also directed, produced, and written numerous short films, including most recently the promotional "Episode Zero" for his web series "Jacked". Jeff is the founder of Allied Alchemy Studios, and offers both development notes and writing services at The Script Forge. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Spidvid.com and YouPix.org as well as a variety of technical and advisory roles on numerous independent short and feature films.

Indievelopment: Writer for Hire – When the Honeymoon Ends

The saddest words of tongue or pen Perhaps are these: “What might have been.” The sweetest words we know, by heck, Are simply these: “Enclosed, find cheque.” Not everything works out. While quite probably apocryphal, there’s a story that one of Sondheim’s shows had travelled to London and the tech rehearsal...

Indievelopment: The Screenwriting Rules – Round 2

Last week, I wrote a column about rules and how they mattered, regardless of whether you were aiming for Hollywood or indie. By and large, people liked it. I got a lot of kind words, which was nice, and appreciated. But for a few folks, it caused some… discussion. Some people...

Indievelopment: Networking – Where’s the Work?

We’ve talked about making a living. We’ve talked about the specifics of getting paid, and some red flags along the way. But how about the job in the first place? Where do we go to find these jobs? How do we get them if we don’t already know producers? Let me...

Indievelopment: Your Career in Indie Screenwriting

Being a screenwriter means working for Hollywood studios. Write one great script and Hollywood will find you. Once you make that first big sale, life will be easy and your career will unfold in front of you. No. No. And oh, hell no. It used to be screenwriting was largely Hollywood...