jeanne bowerman

Balls of Steel: Editing is Murder

The email pings. It’s your trusted script consultant. Yes! Maybe she loved your script. You open the message with hope and excitement: “Script is great… but cut 25 pages.” Slashing 25 words is one thing, but cutting 25 pages takes an entirely different approach. You’ll need Dexter for that killing spree....

Behind the Lines with DR: The Ugliest Note… Ever.

I can’t say this any simpler. This is about the worst script note I ever received. Was it an unfortunate situation to be in? Hardly. It came from the mouth of a movie studio president. I was behind the doors of his Citizen-Kane-sized office, comfortably parked on his couch, at the...