With Mac OS X Lion due any moment, Final Draft has released version 8.0.2, which should allow it to launch under the new OS.
Justin Samuels, the aspiring screenwriter who filed a lawsuit against two agencies for not representing him, wrote in with comments on my original post about his case.
Dan Gerson writes that more often than not, page counts are a little higher in animation than live action.
Broadcast networks basically want their own cable-quality shows, so they consciously (or subconsciously) gravitate towards writing they perceive as edgy, even though a lot of what attracted them will have to be excised.
A reader asks for an update on my first experiment with publishing on the Kindle platform.
Readers spotted issues with roughly one-third of our 1,440 posts, which we’ll be resolving over the next few weeks.
Several readers questioned my advice to write a TV spec, even if feature screenwriting is your primary goal.
Because of a travel situation, I had to swap dates for my Anatomy of a Script session on Big Fish. I’ll be coming two weeks later.
“Young” is often used in Hollywood when “new,” “green” or “inexpensive” would be better choices.
For screenwriters, printers have become better, faster, cheaper — and much less important.
When it was announced in November, one of the bold new ideas of Amazon Studios was letting any user rewrite any screenplay in the competition. I thought that was a terrible idea, and users agreed.
I’ve asked Ryan Nelson to give a walk-through of developing and releasing our popular browser extension.
Our browser extension to de-clutter IMDb is now available for Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
I honestly looked for some positive reviews, and haven’t found them.
Drew McWeeny: “Considering one of the rules of this contest grants Amazon Studios a free 18-month option on your work the moment you upload it, the idea that they can enter you in a contest later and tell you the rules after they do so seems positively batty. “
These are all fairly standard Living Room Rules, but some people seem unfamiliar with them, so I thought it would be better to state them explicitly.
When you make something that you yourself use, that’s called dogfooding, a contraction of “eating your own dogfood.” That’s developer-speak, but it’s something screenwriters would do well to appropriate.
While I’m worrying about higher education as philanthropy, Samuel Arbesman dares to question the value of a Hogwarts education.
An ambitious reader crunches the numbers to find how many parentheticals successful screenwriters are actually using.
Several readers disagreed with my advice about email addresses. They’re being naive.
The votes have been counted in the WGAw Board election.
Story is free, now in Spanish.
The three uncontroversial proposals for amending the TV and screen credits process passed by a large margin.
In a welcome change from the walled garden of the App Store, iBooks will happily show you any ePub file you throw it. Including last week’s short story, Snake People.
Thanks to the OTMM crew, there is now video from the Q&A I hosted after Tuesday night’s screening.