by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Harrison Ford is one of the most iconic actors in cinematic history. From Indiana Jones to Han Solo, he has defined the archetypal hero for millions all over the world. His latest role, playing the legendary John Thornton from Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, may be his most personal project... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week I talk with screenwriter Craig Walendziak about his recent successes with several writing assignments and how he was able to land these gigs while living far from Hollywood. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufDPVcH5FXA&w=640&h=360]... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the SYS Podcast I talk with Canadian screenwriter Shane Weisfeld about how he sold his first screenplay and gained representation, all while living in Toronto, Canada. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdurFrVC310&w=640&h=360]... Continue Reading →
by Ken Aguado (@kaguado) & Douglas Eboch (@dougeboch) Taking a meeting in Hollywood can be intimidating, especially if you are new to the business. Like any business, Hollywood has it’s own customs and rituals when it comes to meetings. Here are ten tips to find success in the all-important art of the meeting. 1.... Continue Reading →
The Hollywood Reporter has surveyed the industry and come up with a pretty comprehensive list of what different professionals in Hollywood can expect to make, including writers who are selling scripts to studios. Here's what THR has to say: FILM WRITER $100K-$1M A DRAFT Feature film writers' incomes continue to slide. According to the WGA... Continue Reading →
Scott Brown of Vulture recently interviewed Damon Lindelof, one of the most highly sought-after script doctors in Hollywood, about the current state of the film industry.
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