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The Negative Voice Inside A Writer’s Head by Justin Warren

Justin Warren, Filmmaker (Then There Was Joe): Okay, next question. Film Courage: Okay and this is from Iglp3. Here is my question, my name is Chloe. How do you stay the course in spite of...

New Jersey/ Philadelphia Filmmakers Mark L. Mazzeo and Dean Tatulli Launch Kickstarter for Dark Satire/Thriller...

Award winning indie filmmakers Dean Tatulli & Mark L. Mazzeo have a strong desire to make films that generate conversations. Their latest project The Last White Man will do that in spades. Currently crowdfunding...

New Documentary THE KING Explores Elvis As A Metaphor For The Country He Left...

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York,...

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 often write backwards. I often think of an ending and...

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 went freelance we used to all the time and a...

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 it up so people can see it’s cool cover there...

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 important. I’ve been wanting to make a feature at 19....

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 start. Film Courage: Well okay, you talked about Joseph Campbell’s The...

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 that if you set the precedent, everyone will follow. The director,...

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: Yes. Film Courage: Would you say you’re an open book? You’re...

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 would they be?  Bill Duke, actor/filmmaker/author: Oh, Gosh. I love books,...

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 20% 3) 08:44 - What’s Real? 4) 15:16 - Subtext 5) 28:44 -...

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 has been transformed into a mirror. This story was adapted...

Writing A Screenplay Off A Pitch by Mark Sanderson

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...

Two Techniques To Improve Dialogue by Christine Conradt

  Two Techniques To Improve Dialogue by Christine Conradt       In this Film Courage video interview, Screenwriter Christine Conradt shares how she had a lucrative day job but always longed to be a screenwriter. After leaving the...
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