Film Courage: …And I’m wondering what your take is on rejection because it doesn’t feel so great. Jeff Leisawitz:  I…don’t want rejection but embrace it just like failure.  Failure and rejections are signposts telling you that you are doing something...
  Film Courage:  Your book Hollywood Game Plan…so you’ve written a lot of things about how people can get their foot in the door, thank you notes and other useful information.  I want to talk about the over 40 population...
  Film Courage:  Why did you begin Hewes Pictures?  Mr. Hewes:  I have always been interested in the movie distribution end. I have a lot of respect for distribution because that really determines what product gets in the hands of...
This interview was submitted to Film Courage courtesy of Derek Davidson. Celeste Chaney:  I don’t necessarily have a list of screenplays, like read these screenplays and you’re going to be an awesome screenwriter.  It’s more give yourself over to a...
Film Courage: Keith I understand you had distribution for THE MASON BROTHERS during production? Is that right? Keith Sutliff: Right. We had a pre-sales deal with my distributor prior to…so I wrote the script in November of 2015 and then...
Film Courage: Eric, can you tell us about the first screenplay you sold, what was happening in your life at that moment in time and how many had you written previously? Professor Eric Edson: Wow! That takes me back…I was still...
  Film Courage:  So you're doing research on sort of a holiday-themed film or maybe because it's that you also like holiday-themed films? We talked about this earlier about movies such as A CHRISTMAS STORY, etc.  What makes a good...
Film Courage:  Gary, what time do you wake up in the morning? Gary W. Goldstein: My discipline ideally would be to get up super early in the morning. To me the most perfect time of the day by far is early...
  Film Courage:  When do you start writing everyday? Danny Strong: So I have basically the same pattern when I'm writing. Sometimes if I'm in production it will change.  But if I'm just in a writing phase (which is my favorite...
Why Original Screenplays Still Matter by Eric Edson   Eric Edson:  A long, long time ago in a land far away, I was a struggling screenwriter and I was cranking out original material (that was my thing).  I mean I wasn't...
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