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Filmmaking Is A Process That Allows Filmmakers To Answer Hard Questions by Alexandria Bombach

Film Courage: We had a few questions come in from our Youtube viewers and this one is from Ms. Green and she writes ‘How has what you’ve seen over time “changed” your view of...

The Big Secret To Writing An Anti-Hero by Peter Russell

Film Courage: So you’re shopping the production around or you’re looking for a production company? Peter Russell, screenwriter and script doctor:  No, it’s been sold to a production company but we want to sell it...

Sell Your Story To Hollywood: Writer’s Guide To Show Business by Dr. Ken Atchity

Film Courage: Ken, as a tenured professor in your mid-40s, what made you think you could change careers? Dr. Ken Atchity, Producer/Author:  Well, this is America and you can do whatever you want to do....

Filmed In 10 Days With A $13k Production Budget – Supernatural Comedy MANDAO OF...

November 16, 2018; Los Angeles   If you’re not quite ready to let go of the Halloween spirit, new indie feature film Mandao of the Dead is now available on Amazon VOD. Mandao (Man-Day-Oh) of the Dead is...

Rejection For An Actor Is Painful But It Isn’t Personal by Bill Duke

Film Courage: I love what you said about rejection. Because sometimes when I’ll watch an interview or I’ll read about an actor or a writer or musician, I find some of them that have...

Sometimes It Takes 16 Years For A Movie To Get Made by Todd Berger

Film Courage: I heard you say or maybe it was your producer say “We will believe it when we have a call sheet for The Happytime Murders.” So it’s been what 16 years? Todd Berger,...

Audiences Don’t Care About Screenplay Formula by Gordy Hoffman

Film Courage: You’ve just given us 5 minutes and 8 second of advice to someone who has never written a screenplay. If you took that same advice, let’s say it’s 1995, you’re in your...

Worst Part Of Being A Movie Director by Tom Oesch of DANGER ONE

Film Courage: What do you love about being a director? Tom Oesch, Writer/Director of DANGER ONE Movie: Good question. I mean this might sound cheesy and I’ve said this before but it kind of goes...

4 Common Mistakes Web Series Creators Can Avoid by Kathie Fong Yoneda

Film Courage: What are some common mistakes you see web series creators make over and over again? Kathie Fong Yoneda: I think one of the things that a lot of people don’t understand exactly what...

Write Durnk, Edit Sober by Jeffrey Davis and Peter Desberg

Film Courage: Your new book just came out, Now That's Funny. I understand it contains 24 writers, you give them a premise, a situation about a mother and daughter, instead of asking them about their...

Los Angeles Event This Tuesday Night With Mark Heidelberger “I Just Need 3 Things...

Mark Heidelberger, Producer: I just need three things from you: I need a script, I need a budget and I need you to get the hell out of my way. ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT I’m not...

What Screenplay Will Sell? – Scott Kirkpatrick vs. Larry Wilson

Scott Kirkpatrick: It’s a huge question to say ‘What should I write?” And I do my best to answer that in the easiest way for new writers in my new book and I try...

Fail Because You Tried, Not Because You Were Scared by LA4hire’s Wendy Kram

Film Courage: This is a common question I ask but it usually ends up having great results, and that is of your IMDB credits which one taught you the most and why? LA4hire’s Wendy Kram: I...

A Screenwriter’s First Success by Gordy Hoffman

Film Courage: What was your first success as a screenwriter? Gordy Hoffman, Founder/Judge of the Bluecat Screenplay Competition: Well, my first obvious success was LOVE, LIZA. Writing my second script (a drama) I wrote it...

Outline A Screenplay Or Write The Story? – Mark Sanderson vs. Gordy Hoffman

Film Courage: What does an outline look like? Mark Sanderson, Screenwriter: For me on these assignments that I do, they are usually 10 or 12 pages and it’s the entire story treatment. And it’s not...
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