Two of the most misunderstood positions in the film industry are script supervisor and script coordinator. Roe Moore provides insight for writers on what to expect when a script goes into production.
As you create your next script, Marty Lang suggests thinking like a production manager may help it stand out among the pack.
Some filmmakers have developed a team-oriented approach to creating films. While these teams have different structures and focal points, they share one thing: They're groups of creative people working together to make new work. And they're called collectives.
Lift your script to next level. Hester Schell offers advice on table reads, basic differences between table reads and staged readings and where to find actors.
Great casting makes great directing. Hester Schell shares tips from a master class with Catherine Hardwicke. Inspiring the entire team is on the shoulders of the director.
Doug Richardson takes you on a film set back in his film school days. Filmmaking isn't always a neat job.
You've dabbled in short films, but now you want to take the next challenge. Dan Goforth discusses how to make the move from directing shorts to feature films.
Doug Richardson’s first produced feature was the sequel to Die Hard, Die Harder. Visit Doug’s site for more Hollywood war stories and information on his popular novels. I sat on the set in my designated director’s chair. Not directing, I might add. That’s just what they call those foldable high chairs with canvas backs....
A buddy of mine, journalist and screenwriter Jeremy Burgess, recently co-wrote his first short film for production, Dead Saturday. He already had a director involved, they’d scouted out shooting locations, and they were looking to yell, “Action!” as soon as possible. Of course, there were some things they still needed… Like a lead actor… Generally, this would be where...
“What the hell we gotta do to get a performance out of her?” asked the big bald one, aka Bruce Willis. “Maybe she’s intimidated,” replied the fat bald one, aka me. “By me?” asked Bruce. “Who do you think?” I answered. “You’re the movie star. She’s not. Some people get brain lock when they’re...