How David Jackson Willis Went From Street Magician To Hollywood Filmmaker [FULL INTERVIEW]

Watch the video interview on Youtube here   Film Courage: Do you have a routine when starting a screenplay, whether it’s a feature-length or a short? David Willis: I...

Optioning A Screenplay by Producer Mark Heidelberger

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...

Writing Treatments That Sell by Dr. Ken Atchity

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...

Making A Movie Before Age 30 by Chris von Hoffmann

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...

The Myth About Screenplay Story Structure by Larry Wilson

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...

5 Skills A Movie Director Should Have by Choice Skinner

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...

How Does A Screenwriter Tell Their Best Stories? by Justin Warren

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:...

Bill Duke’s 5 Favorite Books

Film Courage: Bill, if you could pick five books that you would be allowed to read every year and only those five books, what...

10 Tips On Writing Better Dialogue

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...

How Filmmakers Used Practical Effects To Create The Short Film A FACELESS MAN

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...
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