Author Archives: Michael Ferris

Michael Ferris

About Michael Ferris

A former Hollywood Lit Manager, Michael started as a way to help other writers get their foot in the door and has helped several writers sell their scripts (like Travis Beacham of PACIFIC RIM) and set up projects with producers like Academy Award Winner Arnold Kopelson. His new Studio Networking and Screenwriting Conference( is geared towards giving writers direct access to industry power players during a weekend event that also includes top notch screenwriting classes, taught by the best in the business. He also has a collaboration with several professional screenwriters on which is intended to help producers get their movie ideas on paper or their drafts polished for production.

4 Secrets to Success: The W.I.S.E. Method

When it comes to screenwriting, what’s going on right now in the industry is just an exaggerated version of what’s always been true when it comes to selling a script and making a career out of it. I’m not telling you anything new when I say the best chance you have of selling a...

Magic Bullet: Action Lines Part 2

Ever wonder about the best balance between dialogue and action lines? Ever wonder why it's important and how to write the most effective action lines? Well then, step right up my friend. The water's warm.

Magic Bullet: Two Big Secrets to Screenwriting Success

When Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans, Pacific Rim) was just an aspiring writer, he and I had a conversation that will stick with me forever. He said to me “there’s no such thing as an original story – to approach writing a new script thinking you’re going to write a story that’s unique...