by Ashley Scott Meyers This week on the podcast I talk with writer/director Chris von Hoffmann about his new film, Monster Party. We talk about writing the screenplay and how he was able to get the project produced. The film is currently available on VOD and DVD. You can listen to the audio portion of... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Mark Steven Johnson has written successful stories ranging from Grumpy Old Men to superhero fare such as Daredevil and Ghost Rider. With his newest project, he’s stepped behind the lens to direct Finding Steve McQueen, the true story of a gang of Ohio bank robbers that attempted to steal $30 million from President Richard Nixon’s secret... Continue Reading →
This week on the podcast Stephen Follows talks about his new report, "Judging Screenplays by Their Coverage." The report covers Screencraft's findings from analyzing over 12,000 screenplays along with the coverage these screenplays received from various contests. In the interview we talk about some of his findings. You can listen to the audio portion of... Continue Reading →
In this episode of the podcast I talk with filmmaker Melissa Miller Costanzo about her career working on set in the art department and how that led her to writing and directing her latest indie feature drama, All These Small Moments starring Molly Ringwald. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by... Continue Reading →
The Oscars have come and gone, and we would like to extend our most sincere congratulations to all of the nominees. Below you'll find the official links to all of the 2019 nominees, but you need to act quickly -- these links routinely go bad within a few weeks of the Academy Awards. BONUS: Be... Continue Reading →
When do we need to be strict about our formatting, and when can we break the rules to better serve our story?
On this episode of the podcast, Alex Ferrari talks about his new new book, which is about one of his craziest adventures in Hollywood as a young director; his new film, On The Corner of Ego and Desire; and his new streaming platform, which was created to educate filmmakers and showcase indie films. You can... Continue Reading →
From Greta Garbo to Penny Marshall to Thelma Schoonmaker, Hollywood Heroines is an astounding investigation of film history through the eyes of the women who helped shape it.
Archie and I recently spoke about his process for writing with a partner, the inspiration behind this story, and the psychic ability he wishes he had on film shoots.
Today is the perfect day to share this video from the amazing Michael Tucker for a few reasons. First, Michael is actually doing an AMA at noon Pacific time TODAY over on the Screenwriting subReddit. If you've been dying to ask Michael questions about his wonderful series of videos, now is your chance. Second, Carson... Continue Reading →