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Film Courage:  Can we go into some of the more technical parts of selling a book? Jennifer Brody:  Yeah...so basically once you go on submission (and this is applying to having an agent and approaching...

Film Courage:  What are 5 things a writer should know about the TV writing room? Jeffrey Davis:  You take 2 and a half and I’ll take 2 and a half . Peter Desberg:  Jeffrey Davis:  Go...

Film Courage:  Blayne your new movie that is coming out is CUT TO THE CHASE.  And I just wanted to quickly talk about how you previously had three movies coming out that you also...

Film Courage: When you finish a screenplay, what are the next steps you take after it's done? Elaine Zicree:  The thing is to figure out when it is done...(Watch the video here on Youtube).         Watch the...

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...

  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...

  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...

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...

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...

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...

  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,...

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...

  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...

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...

  First Successful Screenwriting Pitch by Larry Wilson   Film Courage:  Larry do you remember the first time that you pitched one of your screenplay ideas to a producer and it worked? Larry Wilson:  Yes…I do.  And it...
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