Film Courage: I’m wondering if we can start out where you were working , was it at the YWCA? Christine Conradt: YMCA… Film Courage: YMCA…okay. And it sounds like you were doing fantastic and they wanted to promote you again....
Film Courage: We’ve heard screenwriters use the phrase ‘Cracking The Story,’ so what does this mean exactly? Gary Goldstein: Cracking The Story is (just to continue from what we were talking about) you have the beginnings of a story but...
Film Courage:  Can we talk about outlining…do you prepare an outline before you write? Blayne Weaver:  I’d rather not. But usually that’s required for the job. Like if I am getting paid for it, they’ll want to know…these days to...
Film Courage: When you walk into an audition, what are you telling yourself? Even if you think “I have this idea about who this character is and I don’t think I’m going to get it , I’m going to...
Film Courage: You wrote a blog post (I think) a few years back maybe that mentioned Tim Burton’s 1994 biopic on ED WOOD…excellent film by the way. Scott Kirkpatrick:  One of my favorites. Film Courage:  Yeah…would you say this film is...
  Film Courage: How many screenplays over the course of your lifetime have you read? Daniel Calvisi: Probably…over a thousand? I’m not one of those people who’s like I’ve read 5,000 or 6,000. Film Courage: Of the numerous scripts that you’ve read,...
An Author's Guide To Writing & Selling A Book Trilogy - Jennifer Brody     About Jennifer Brody: Jennifer Brody’s award-winning novel The 13th Continuum sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. The...
Film Courage: Let’s talk about the good, bad and ugly of writing meetings. So how does a writer personally contribute to the success or failure of pitching meeting? Or maybe it’s not really within their control, but they feel...
Film Courage: Jeffrey, will you write on days when you don’t feel inspired? Jeffrey Reddick: Yeah. I always joke that my inspiration is I have to pay rent and I have bills to pay.  There are times where I will...
Film Courage:  Going back to curiosity, which is more crucial ? An interesting topic but a reluctant or not so fully developed subject (for whatever reason)? Or the reverse, a fascinating person but a topic that is more vague...
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