Show - don’t tell. We’ve heard it a thousand times, from every screenwriting professor to screenwriting hardback. But why do screenwriters STILL fail to follow that simple rule? We understand moving pictures are first and foremost pictures. But why are we so keen on dialogue, and why is it at any given cocktail party, when the conversation is running dry, no one sits and talks … [Read more...] about The 5 Commandments of Dialogue (Hint: Nothing To Do With Your Neighbor’s Wife)
Don’t let this title fool you. Screenwriters’ should NOT work on-set when their script is being produced. Early spring of this year, I was hired to direct a 6 episode web-series in Dallas. The series already had investors and 2 stations awaiting the footage. To my utter disbelief, the screenwriter was “allowed” in casting, props, and most absurdly, on-set! Obviously, it was a … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Screenwriters’ Should Work On-Set!
The death of your script may not be your story but how you are marketing it. You will find countless of articles on this subject, but they fail to touch up on some simple truths: We are NOT interested about your screenwriting background! After operating a successful screenwriting staffing service, working as a producer for my own boutique production company, working in … [Read more...] about Why Your Script Doesn’t Sell: 5 Tips To Craft A Killer Logline That Ensures It Will