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Indievelopment: How Rob Ford Teaches Us The Basics

By Jeff Richards Hi folks. I’m from Canada. Did you know a few weeks ago that the mayor of Toronto was named Rob Ford? Well, I bet you do now. You’ve probably heard the allegations, the admissions, the whole sordid tale-to-date. And if you haven’t, every media outlet in North America, and...

This Scene Sucks: 15 Screenwriting Mistakes to Avoid

by Timothy Cooper  Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Please enjoy this scene from my nonexistent, Birds vs. Bees. I wrote this opening scene specifically for this article, but there isn’t a single error in it that I haven’t read in actual screenplays hundreds of times. I’m...

Business of Screenwriting: Meetings Matter

By Michele Wallerstein I notice that clients don’t seem to know what they want in their career conferences with me.  I offer these conferences to help writers and other would-be filmmaking professionals so that I can help them define and achieve their goals.  They pay me a fee and we set...

Is Your Idea Good Enough?

I recently received the following question from a student: “I’m having trouble making an idea stick. Or should I say I’m having trouble sticking to an idea … something draws me head over heels into an idea like into a dream, and then — it’s like falling out of love —...