Home Blog
Film Courage: Have you ever optioned or bought a screenplay? Mark Heidelberger, producer:  I have optioned and bought screenplays, yeah under Treasure Entertainment. Before I went freelance we used to all the time and a lot of them came from...
Film Courage: Ken of the many books that you’ve written (and you have one you co-wrote entitled Writing Treatments That Sell) and maybe you can hold it up so people can see it’s cool cover there and first off can we...
Film Courage: How important was it for you to make a feature film before you turned thirty? Chris von Hoffmann, horror writer/director: It was very important. I’ve been wanting to make a feature at 19. I was trying to make...
Film Courage:  Let’s talk about some faulty rules of writing, some old adages on writing that really don’t apply today. Larry Wilson, Screenwriter: Yeah, let’s…you start. Film Courage: Well okay, you talked about Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey and it’s still…to...
Film Courage: Do you feel it’s a director’s job to be on set before everyone else, Choice? Choice Skinner, Actor/Director/Instructor: Oh, absolutely! I believe that if you set the precedent, everyone will follow. The director, you know...people always think that...
Film Courage: So I am taking a quote that you have here “I’m at my best when I’m telling extremely personal stories.” Justin Warren, Screenwriter/Director: Yes. Film Courage: Would you say you’re an open book? You’re okay with people knowing things...
Film Courage: Bill, if you could pick five books that you would be allowed to read every year and only those five books, what would they be?  Bill Duke, actor/filmmaker/author: Oh, Gosh. I love books, I’m just trying…five? Man… Film Courage:...
In this Film Courage video series, several screenwriters and authors share their tips for writing better dialogue.   1) 01:33 - Starting Points 2) 05:00 - Cut 20% 3) 08:44 - What’s Real? 4) 15:16 - Subtext 5) 28:44 - Unique Characters 6) 35:58 - Contrast 7)...
Jeremy Foley, Director and Co-Writer: THE FACELESS MAN is a man who is down-and-out. He’s depressed, he wakes up one morning and his face has been transformed into a mirror. This story was adapted from a short story that...
Film Courage: Mark, when you meet with the producer or you get an email or phone call and they're saying We want to do this movie and they give you a little bit less than a paragraph of information,...
- Advertisement -

HOT NEWS