Douglas A. Blackmon

BALLS OF STEEL: How to Grow a Set

Since this column’s birth eight weeks ago, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman has received countless tweets, emails and Facebook messages asking how a recovering insecureaholic like her could have grown such a big “set." But it was a string of direct messages on Twitter last night that made her realize the importance of...

BALLS OF STEEL: Put Up or Shut Up

Patience is paramount when it comes to both getting a project produced and learning your writing partner’s habits. But patience can also be the killer of a project – a slow infectious cancer that will suck the energy out of your work and your soul.

BALLS OF STEEL: Be Careful What You Ask For

In her first post, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shared her relentless journey acquiring the adaptation gig for the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name. She naively assumed getting the author, Douglas A. Blackmon, to agree would be the hardest part. How tough could the rest be?

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...

BALLS OF STEEL: Pursuit of the Project

Screenwriter Jeanne Veillette Bowerman begins sharing her story of determination and perseverance as she chronicles the journey of transforming the Pulitzer Prize-winning historical exposé, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon, into a feature film.