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A WRITER’S VOICE: Guardians of The Galaxy – It’s a Metaphor!

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! In this installment of A Writer’s Voice, I’ll be discussing Guardians of the Galaxy and how James Gunn’s script has redefined our expectations of what a superhero movie can be. The difference between what James Gunn is doing in his script and what a lesser writer would...

Multiple Themes in The Wild Bunch

Writer’s Edge: Multiple Themes

One of my favorite films of all time is the acclaimed masterpiece The Wild Bunch by director, Sam Peckinpah. It’s affectionately been described as “aging outlaws running out of banks to rob and badlands to ride.” It sports a veteran cast starring William Holden, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’brien and Ernest Borgnine. The dialogue is...

Legally Speaking, It Depends: One Theme, Two Movies

Changing things up, today’s column will look more at the business aspects of taking a film from pitch to film festivals and beyond and how similarity on the surface doesn’t always play out the same. As test subjects, we’ll look at two films who could have been elevator pitched with the same theme and...

SDCC How to Write a TV Pilot panel

TV Writer Podcast 085 – How to Write a TV Pilot

Click to tweet this podcast to your friends and followers! Couldn’t make it to Gray’s How To Write a TV Pilot panel at Comic-Con this year? No problem! Here is the complete video, including Q & A. CONTEST/EXTRAS LINK: http://tvwriterpodcast.com/pilot Have you ever thought of a perfect idea for a TV series? Find out...

Breaking & Entering: Call to Action

Every day we are bombarded with advertising, emails, and social media blasts that implore, beg and urge us to sign up, speak out, protest, donate, watch, like, fan, follow, share and buy, buy, buy. Marketers claim that it takes seven interactions to get someone to take action. As a signer of petitions and donor...