I attended the Screenwriters World Conference East in NYC last month and had a fabulous time at the event. I met a slew of wonderful writers, attended some truly informative panels and stayed out late every night indulging in too much… well, let’s just call it fun (and let’s just say hangover remedies were involved). [...]
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Back in 2009, when I had just begun studying screenwriting, I went to a one-day workshop on the basics of filmmaking that was geared toward first-time directors. I wasn’t attending because I thought I could ever direct a film – that seemed like a mythical goal well out of my reach – but instead I [...]
Not long ago, my mom went back to school to become a Medical Assistant. It wasn’t her first career, she worked in magazine marketing when I was growing up, but being part of the medical field had always been her dream. That dream solidified when she was just a teenager and would watch the evening [...]
In August 2011 I stepped onto a film set for the first time as the director. I’d worked on film sets before, but never in this role, and in the first moments of that first day I started getting cold feet. My fight or flight instinct kicked in. My heart raced, my skin warmed up [...]
To get onto my first film set, I took a job as a Production Assistant. PA’s (as they’re called) are basically the mother of all go-fers. You assist in every way you can, no excuses, no complaints, and mostly you lift, carry and fetch. I grew up in Manhattan and, as a good Manhattanite, I [...]
Every day in every corner of the world, some pro, maverick, or student is making a film. Can you find your way onto the set in some capacity? If you can take part in the shooting process, it will forever change how you approach your writing.
Enter the land of Scriptchat, where unicorns frolic, writing deals are made, and tequila pours from fountains. Okay, maybe there aren’t any unicorns…
Twitter is a big, fat timesuck. An evil black hole of procrastination. Nothing decent could possibly come from it. How many of you feel that way? Go ahead, raise your hands. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman admits, she shared that thought, too… until Twitter totally changed her perspective as a writer.