Danny Manus spoke with John Hamburg, NY native and writer of Meet the Parents and Zoolander and their respective sequels, and writer/director of Along Came Polly and I Love You, Man, about his process and his most recent hit, Why Him?, starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston.
Danny Manus explains how studios producing to competitive release dates instead of producing for the best quality film is one cause of box office bombs.
Before you try adapting a book into a screenplay (your own book or someone else's), you need to know the difference between the markets.
Danny Manus explains how the god-like power of the screenwriter demands building your world of your script in an original and compelling way.
You've sent your query letter to dozens of producers or agents? Hundreds? Thousands? No response? No reads? No meetings? Your query letter is the problem...
What are your goals is the most important questions a writer can ask. Not just of their protagonist, antagonist and every single one of their supporting characters…but of themselves.
How do you get words on the page when you're a procrastinator? Danny Manus explains how writing is about finding a personalized writing process.
Danny Manus examines the evolution of the romantic comedy to help you increase your odds of success when writing this genre.
I had the pleasure of returning to the Austin Film Festival to teach the pitch prep seminar alongside the wonderful and brilliant Pamela Ribon for the second year in a row. I was also one of the pitch judges for two of the pitch competition sessions, choosing two finalists in each...
Danny Manus gives insight into what screenwriting contest judges are looking for when they read and why, perhaps, your script has been a consummate quarter-finalist or semifinalist, instead of a winner.