Marketing a Film

Just like any other product, an independent film needs marketing and a publicist to help spread the word as to what festival the film is at and what artists were involved in bringing the screenplay to life. Once at film festivals, a film’s PR team organizes meetings and meetups with other industry professionals to potentially get the filmmakers jobs on upcoming independent film projects or to get the film that is appearing at the festival a distribution deal.

Balls of Steel: Below Zero Hits Austin

Writer’s block. We have all suffered from it. But to cure hers, writer and producer Signe Olynyk didn’t go for a run, take a long walk in the woods, or declare a writing sprint on Twitter. She locked herself in a remote slaughterhouse for five days and wrote a script.

BALLS OF STEEL: The Passion of a Huston

If you have the name “Huston," any door in the film industry will fly open… or will it? We're sure you’ve heard the myth a million times: It’s not what you know; it’s who you know. Pull up a bar stool while Jeanne Veillette Bowerman blasts that myth out of the...

Religion Battles Rap in Muslim Punk Rock Drama

The Taqwacores explores the battle many young people have when embracing American culture while trying to hold onto the expectations of their ancestors. Script sat down with co-writer and director, Eyad Zahra to find out how he navigated the delicate world of old versus new.