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Differences Between Being An Actor And A Filmmaker – Jeremy Foley

Jeremy Foley, Filmmaker/Actor/Screenwriter: Actors, we're surfers. We're just catching the wave. But the filmmakers and the writers and the producers, you've got to build the wave so...

You Will Get Hired To Do What You Show You Can Do – Brad...

Brad Rushing, Cinematographer: This is a business that's very important to remember, you will get hired to do what you show you can do.

Everyone In The Film Industry Needs To Stop Doing This – James Cullen Bressack

James Cullen Bressack, Filmmaker: Nowhere else in the world outside of the film industry will somebody try to convince you that the thing that you want is...

Writing Can’t Be Taught – Pat Verducci

Pat Verducci, Writing Coach, Teacher and Mentor: I think it's the magical side of writing that makes it feel really daunting and something that we cannot control.

5 Harsh Truths For Anyone Who Wants To Be A Screenwriter – Guido Segal

Guido Segal, Screenwriter, Journalist, Film Critic, Instructor: I’d say that the worst thing about being a writer or a creator is the lack of stability.

Harsh Truth About 99 Percent Of Screenplays – Gary W. Goldstein

Gary W. Goldstein, Writer/Producer/Author: One of the things is not falling too in love or feeling too precious about the material that you create but really being...

Filmmakers Lie About Movie Budgets – Jeff Deverett

Jeff Deverett, Film Producer, Entrepreneur, Writer, Director: Say, whoa, time out. You're making a five million dollar feature but it's not financed and you don't have distribution?...

Movie Titles First, Everything Else Last – Shane Stanley

Shane Stanley, Filmmaker/Author/Instructor: Titles were so important. I learned that titles have to translate globally. We can come up with the greatest title in the world. If that...

Why Do Screenwriters Argue Over Format? – Jay Fingers

Jay Fingers, Novelist, Journalist, Editor, and Screenwriter: If you'll notice my slugs are bold and underlined. Film Courage: Can you explain why screenwriters should...

Star Wars Doesn’t Need To Be Perfect – Houston Howard

Film Courage: Do you still love Star Wars now the same way you did when you first saw it in the theater? Houston Howard,...

3 Year Plan To Building A Career In Hollywood – Courtney Miller

Courtney Miller, Filmmaker/Producer/Author/Editor: So when I have my meeting with them they say Okay Courtney this is how we're going to do it. We're going to have...

Why You Need A Proof Of Concept Short Film – Jesse Harris

Jesse Harris, Filmmaker: And that's eventually how we got to Lucy Hale who stars in the film and that's then who gave us the ability to to get...

How I Teach Screenplay Structure – Shannan E. Johnson

Writer/Instructor and Script Consultant Shannan an E. Johnson (The Professional Pen): Let me be specific about those beats because I’ve said that word a lot but I’m...

How Being An Artist Helped Me Overcome Bullying – Emrhys Cooper

Emrhys Cooper, Writer/Director/Actor/Producer: I actually am grateful for the bullying and all that stuff because that actually spurned me on to be really good, to prove them...

How Do I Get My Screenplay To An A-List Movie Director? – Logan Burdick

Film Courage: Logan, if someone new to screenwriting and filmmaking said to you “How do I get my script to”…and then fill in the blank of some...
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