Concept is King

In today’s tight spec-script market, nothing is more important than your idea. In fact, an inferior concept can render even talent and opportunity effectively meaningless.

Acting Challenges

A good screenplay is a wonderful thing, but no matter how impressive a script may be, its potential will remain forever unfulfilled unless it is actually made into a movie. There are a lot of factors that influence whether or not a screenplay gets produced, but in today’s film industry, the...

Sales Force – Who Sold What to Whom

SPECS Voltage Productions and Solipsist Films have purchased the spec script The Driver from writing-directing team Zach Luna and Spenser Cohen. Cohen, who recently graduated from USC, will direct the film. Solipsist’s Stephen L’Heureux and Nic Chartier will produce the project along with Craig J. Flores of Voltage. The Driver follows...

Balls of Steel: Skin That Spec

Meet Julie Keck and Jessica King, the dynamic writing duo of King is a Fink. These ladies write, direct, edit, act, and mix it up like vixens in the kitchen. Through networking, crowdfunding, and good, old-fashioned perseverance, they've become a formidable presence in the industry, and role models for aspiring writers.

What Makes a Good TV Series Premise?

In Emmy winner Erik Bork’s work pitching series ideas and writing pilots (and on good days, selling them to networks such as NBC and Fox), he’s learned a few things about what they're looking for, and what makes an idea sellable - as well as what a successful pilot script tends...