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Script Gods Must Die: Optimism vs Delusion

When do you give up on a screenplay? When is your belief in the script optimism? When is it delusion? You’ve been working on this…thing…for weeks, months, hell, maybe even years. You do what the experts recommend: Gather critiques, rewrite, send the script out, rejection, more rewriting, and send it out...

Visual Mindscape: How to Choose a Script Consultant

I begin with a full disclosure that in addition to being a screenwriter I am also a script consultant. As such, I must admit to a certain bias toward the value of script consulting to writers. I like to think of myself more as a script mentor than a consultant, and...