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Originality vs Creativity vs Commercialism

by Steve La Rue Steve La Rue is a television development executive who has championed such well-known series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape.  He lives and surfs in Santa Monica, CA. You can meet Steve at this year’s ScriptFest (May 30, 2015 at […]

One Movie/Three Structures: Star Wars

by Gordon Napier Last year, Gordon Napier treated us all to a thorough analysis of The Avengers, through the eyes of three Masters of Structure: Joseph Campbell, Blake Snyder, and John Truby. This time around, we examine the one that started it all (even though it is Chapter 4). As we anticipate Episode 7, let’s […]

Top ten tips to getting the gig in film and TV (aside from your talents)

by Chris Jones (This post originally appeared on Chris Jones’s blog.) Talent is great but relationships get you hired. I offered this advice via Facebook to a filmmaker friend today who was frustrated after applying for a mountain of jobs (mainly in TV production) and getting virtually no traction, let alone interest or meetings / interviews. […]

Pitching

Focused Suspense by William Martell

You can meet Bill and benefit from his years of experience as a Hollywood Screenwriter by taking his class, ACT TWO IS EASY! at this year’s Great American Screenwriting Conference. Bill’s class will be held: 5pm – 6:30pm Friday, June 20 Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center 2500 N. Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505 We […]

GAPF Special Guest ROGER CORMAN

Hello Fellow Writers! The Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest is just days away, and we are thrilled to announce a new and exciting session. Hollywood legend, Oscar winner, and icon ROGER CORMAN joined us at GAPF 11 for an educational and inspirational interview. Aside from being responsible for 429 movies (and counting!) as a writer, producer, […]

Five quick questions with Michael Hauge

Written by Mike Lee MICHAEL HAUGE is a script consultant, screenwriter, author and lecturer who works with writers, filmmakers and executives on their pitches, screenplays, film projects and development skills. He has recently coached writers or consulted on projects for Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney, Columbia, New Line, CBS, Lifetime, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez and Julia […]

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Five quick questions with Michael Hauge

Written by Mike Lee MICHAEL HAUGE is a script consultant, screenwriter, author and lecturer who works with writers, filmmakers and executives on their pitches, screenplays, film projects and development skills. He has recently coached writers or consulted on projects for Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney, Columbia, New Line, CBS, Lifetime, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez and Julia […]

Pitching Your Screenplay and Getting Your Mind Right

by Unknown Screenwriter I know, I know… Lots of articles out there about pitching your screenplay. Pretty sure I’ve even read most of them myself. So why another? Well, you know me… I always try to bring a little something different to the table if I can. Me personally? I hate pitching. I could be […]

Originality vs Creativity vs Commercialism

by Steve La Rue Steve La Rue is a television development executive who has championed such well-known series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape.  He lives and surfs in Santa Monica, CA. You can meet Steve at this year’s ScriptFest (May 30, 2015 at […]

Screenwriting

The Elevator Pitch Part 1

by Unknown Screenwriter The Elevator Pitch. You’ve heard of it before… Right? They’re called elevator pitches because you need to be able to pitch your screenplay in the length of time it takes for the entity you’re pitching to — to arrive at their floor and exit the elevator. You’ve got to be able to […]

Death & Rebirth

“If you want resurrection, you must have crucifixion.”  – Joseph Campbell In every great heroic tale, there is a time of rebirth. From Joseph Campbell to Dara Marks to Dan Harmon, there have been millions of words written on the subject of a protagonist’s journey and subsequent transformation.  Refusal of the call to action, meeting […]

One Script Can Change Your Life

by Corey Mandell I’ve recently had several agents and managers come to my UCLA classes to speak about the current state of the industry.  One thing they all say is that while real writers are able to break in and stay in the business, pretend writers are now completely out of luck. I asked her […]