Craig and John explain what producers do — at least, what they’re supposed to do — and discuss the myriad subclasses of producers that litter the opening titles of many movies.
As an experiment, I’m doing away with comments on the site through the of the year.
FDX Reader, our app for reading Final Draft screenplay files on the iPhone and iPad, has been updated to version 1.1.4, and is on sale for $1.99 through Monday, December 12th.
We’re launching Screenwriting.io to answer basic questions about screenwriting.
Dennis Ritchie, the father of the C programming language, has died. He was 70.
Without Steve Jobs, we’d still have computers and mobile phones and other wonderful devices. But they’d be different.
Television has the blessing and curse of short production schedules, so it’s possible to land a joke about something happening in popular culture. But it’s not always a good idea.
Aspiring screenwriter leaves locked suitcase at talent agency. Bomb squad destroys it.
Screenwriter Justin Samuels is suing CAA and WME for not taking him as a client, alleging systematic racial discriminatory practices.
Matt Byrne, my assistant since post-production on The Nines, has been hired as a staff writer on the new ABC drama Scandal. Stuart Friedel will be taking over.
We’re doing Big Fish as a Broadway musical, aiming for Fall 2012. Susan Stroman is directing. Andrew Lippa wrote music and lyrics. I wrote the book. Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen are producing.
FDX Reader lets you open Final Draft (.fdx) files on your iPad, and makes them look nice. It’s not an editor. It’s just a reader, like iBooks or the Kindle app. And it’s available in the App Store now.
Big news coming tomorrow.
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.
Every year, the Writers Guild Foundation holds a series of discussions with film and television writers focusing on one of their past or current projects. This year, I’ll be a guest, talking about Big Fish.
We pushed a minor update (1.0.8) to Less IMDb, which makes three requested changes.
I love IMDb. I’m forever thankful that such a great and free resource exists. But the new layout blows. Rather than complain about it, Ryan and I decided to fix it with a Safari extension called Less IMDb.
I’ll be part of three panels at this year’s Austin Film Festival, including a special session on Big Fish.
If you’re reading this on the main site, you’ll notice we’re rocking a new look. Many thanks to the beta testers who helped out over the last few weeks.
I’ll be hosting a screening of Amy Heckerling’s CLUELESS at LA’s Outfest 2010. It’s one of my favorite movies of the 1990s, but some might wonder if it’s gay enough for the festival.
The Academy is hosting a Monday night screening series focusing on film noir of the 1940’s. I’ll be handling “The Dark Mirror” on July 12. (Olivia de Havilland! Twins! Murder!)
I’ll be hiring a new full-time employee, a position I’m calling Director of Digital Things.
Yesterday, I flew up to San Francisco to watch the federal trial regarding Proposition 8.
I’ll be moderating two panels for Film Independent this February at The Landmark in West LA.
Lost in the discussion is that I never insisted ScriptShadow be shut down, but rather pushed it to stay true to its stated mission.