Author Archives: Corey Mandell

Corey Mandell

About Corey Mandell

COREY MANDELL is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Warner Bros., Universal, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Family, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy, Radiant, and Walt Disney Pictures. Corey teaches screenwriting at UCLA and offers private online classes using real-time video conferencing. For more information, please visit Follow Corey on Twitter @CoreyMandell.

Screenwriting Careers: The Biggest Tragedy of All

Why are some writers able to achieve careers while most aren’t? After three decades of research into what separates those who are able to achieve creative success from those who aren’t, Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck believes the answer is rooted in a person’s mindset. According to Dweck, those who believe they...

Reel Story: You Need the Truth

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  — John 8:32 “The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.”– Gloria Steinhem When I was a student in film school, I joined a writing group where the members were committed to providing...