Data Analysis: Judging Screenplays by Their Coverage

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 →

5 Tips to Remember When Pitching

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) When your story is finally written and the final FADE TO BLACK has been executed, you need to be ready to pitch your story to someone that is not legally obligated to tell you they like it. It can be a shock to the system when the script that your mother claimed... Continue Reading →

Creating WONDER: A Conversation with David Hoberman

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) David Hoberman has brought some of the world’s most beloved stories to the screen. From Beauty and the Beast to The Muppets, Hoberman has developed a knack for crafting films that appeal to the widest ranges of audiences. He was nominated for an Oscar in 2011 for The Fighter but has continued to work across mediums, producing... Continue Reading →

How to Get an Agent – Part Three

by Douglas Eboch (@dougeboch) & Ken Aguado (@kaguado) In part one and part two of this series, we discussed what the various talent representatives (agents, managers, and lawyers) do, and what you must do to attain representation. In this final piece, we’ll discuss how you can work your way into the industry in order to... Continue Reading →

4 Approaches to the Coming of Age Story

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Coming of age stories have long been a staple of storytelling. Since the early days of film and television, audiences have enjoyed watching characters that mature before our very eyes. These stories usually offer hard lessons that only experience and living life can teach us. They usually focus on the growth of... Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Research Your Story

by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Write what you know. That's the old adage that every writer has heard a thousand times. But what does it really mean? Does it mean that your main character should be a version of yourself? No. It means that the best stories are the ones that feel authentic. If you have... Continue Reading →

4 Different Approaches to Pitching

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Most writers don’t enjoy the luxury of having top talent attached to their project when pitching. We have to rely on other strengths. While there is certain content that every pitch should have, discussed in other articles on this site, writers still must choose where to lean in when pitching. Where you... Continue Reading →

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