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How Does A Filmmaker Overcome Fear? by Nicolás Rojas Castro

My name is Nicolás Rojas Castro. I’m an independent filmmaker from Chile. And I knew pretty early on that I wanted to tell stories, hopefully make movies, I was like 13 I guess. And I...

How Does A Director Find A Manager? by DANGER ONE’s Tom Oesch

Film Courage: Tom, one of your scripts from around 2006 on ended up getting you a manager? Is that right? Tom Oesch, Director of DANGER ONE: Yes, that was in 2012.It was a few years...

The Art and Craft Of Writing Comedy by Jeffrey Davis and Peter Desberg [FULL...

Peter Desberg, co-author of Now That’s Funny: Should we be choreographing our leg thing here? Jeffrey Davis, co-author of Now That’s Funny: Well, I like to do this. Film Courage: Well, you know…you are each your own person…even...

When An Actor Wants To Meet Your Agent by Bill Duke

Film Courage: I would imagine you receive emails everyday from people asking for career advice. Can you tell from some of the emails those who really want help and those you may not be...

Top 10 Tips For Producing A Movie by John Paul Rice

Film Courage: What are you top ten tips for producing a movie? John Paul Rice, Producer: Top ten tips, wow. -Script, passion about the script. -Attack everything you do with reckless abandon in terms of this is...

Surviving As A Working Screenwriter In Hollywood by Mark Sanderson

Mark Sanderson, screenwriter/author:  There are times when you’re staring into a dark abyss and you go I’m going to take the leap. Sure, out of film school I thought they were going to hand out...

Making Movies About Bad People Who Do Bad Things by Chris von Hoffmann

Film Courage: How did making your first feature film and then getting feedback on that film impact how you write things now? Chris von Hoffmann, horror writer/director: Oh hugely, massively because with making DRIFTER, I’m...

Every Story Is About A PROBLEM by Screenwriter and Author Erik Bork

Film Courage: Erik, you have a book that’s coming out, right now it’s…we’re filming this in August, but by the time this airs it will be September I believe and your book is called...

5 Qualities Of A Professional Screenwriter by Authors Jeffrey Davis and Peter Desberg

Film Courage: What are some of the most important questions screenwriters can ask themselves when developing a story idea? Peter Desberg, Author/Screenwriter: How much is it worth? Jeffrey Davis, Author/Screenwriter: A point for each, that...

How Does A Screenwriter Deal With Difficult Producers? by Mark Sanderson

Film Courage: Isn’t asking questions a good thing? Or does it show weakness? Mark Sanderson, screenwriter/author:  You mean of a producer? It does but there is only so much time you’re going to have in...

How Do I Write A Screenplay? by Gordy Hoffman (BlueCat Screenplay Competition Founder and...

Film Courage: If you had someone sitting in this room out here (in this beautiful lobby), who’d never written a screenplay and you were going to give them a five minute screenplay lesson, how would...

How A Filmmaker Can Overcome Their Negative Traits by RODENTIA Director Phoebe Jaspé

RODENTIA Director/Co-Writer Phoebe Jaspé: I’ve been 24 countries, 4 continents and I love Scandinavian culture. Something about me as a filmmaker, I grew up in Abu Dhabi and I studied my A-levels there and...

Financial Struggles A Documentary Filmmaker Faces by Crime + Punishment’s Stephen Maing

Film Courage: Steve in an interview with the Sundance Institute you said you believe there is no financial incentive to draw the documentary process out past a year but obviously this  took four years...

Advice For Teenage Filmmakers by Bing Liu of MINDING THE GAP Documentary

Film Courage: We had another question come in . It’s much more light-hearted than our previous conversation.  Bing Liu, filmmaker of MINDING THE GAP documentary: What’s their name? Film Courage: His name is Nafis Mustafa. Bing: Okay, I’m...

Mindset Of A Professional Screenwriter by Erik Bork

Film Courage: This question is from viewer Nolen Putnam “What is the most helpful habit you’ve created (in regards to screenwriting) that’s allowed you to become a professional?" Erik Bork, Screenwriter/Author: That’s a great question,...
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