indievelopment

Indievelopment: Making a Short Film – Which Script to Film?

By Jeff Richards A lot of writers are choosing to shoot their own short film scripts as a way to get their name out there. It’s cheap (relatively), it’s achievable (sometimes), and it’s fun (except when it isn’t.) But, if you’re anything like most screenwriters, you have ideas melting out of...

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...

Indievelopment: Taking Feedback Notes

If you’re going to be a writer, you’re going to get feedback notes. And if you’re going to be a professional writer, you’re going to get some savage notes along the way which you’ll have to listen to and use to make your writing better. And it takes about the first...

Indievelopment: Writer for Hire – When the Honeymoon Ends

The saddest words of tongue or pen Perhaps are these: “What might have been.” The sweetest words we know, by heck, Are simply these: “Enclosed, find cheque.” Not everything works out. While quite probably apocryphal, there’s a story that one of Sondheim’s shows had travelled to London and the tech rehearsal...