Sammy Montana discusses three query letter mistakes that ruin a screenwriter's chance of getting their script requested by a Hollywood executive.
Jason Buff suggests if you want to sell your low-budget indie film, don't do it by writing the script first. He's got 5 great steps to take to help you find funding and distribution early in the game.
Life as an assistant in Hollywood can be long and thankless, luckily it can also be comical. This week, Manny Fonseca tells some of his funnier stories.
Manny Fonseca takes a look at the hierarchy of a production company, the players involved, who you should know and who to avoid.
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.
I was having drinks last week with a charming screenwriter, who told me an anecdote that blew my mind. I simply haven’t been able to get it out of my head. Now any anecdote told poolside, with a nice cocktail, by a professional storyteller, has a high probability of being entertaining,...
When it comes to winning the race to succeed, you can learn from the Tortoise and the Hare, a tale of two screenwriters.
“I was so mad at my agent. I had polished and polished and polished… and he referred to it as a draft. I wrote him a bitter letter: ‘How can you call this a draft? I don’t do drafts.”–Cynthia Ozick “Movie makers buy plays because it makes them feel smart. Acquiring...
The script development process is not for the faint hearted because everyone, and I mean everyone, will have an opinion on your work. Hayley McKenzie gives you survival tips.