You need good readers. Here’s how to choose and keep them.
USC Film School getting a whole new set up. The spoiled bastards.
Often, the best answer is the simplest: something physical and achievable.
Confronted with a bad script, step back and ask the right questions.
What are the pitfalls for a foreigner trying to break into Hollywood?
Advice for hasty filmmakers.
Oh to be 16 and anxious…
There’s no shortcut around becoming a “screenwriter” to becoming a “script doctor.”
Ground your notion of Hollywood. While it seems glamorous and lucrative, if you’re coming to the film industry looking to get rich, you’re wasting your time.
Another assistant makes his way.
Thoughts on public speaking.
Depends on your sensibility.
Advice for your film school applications.
Candid advice, straight from a decider.
Cool resources with fountains of inspiration.
How I discovered that good writing is invisible.
There are a few types/stages of scripts. Some teach more than others.
Choosing what you study isn’t as important as doing it passionately.
Movie scripts looked so simple, it seemed a lot easier than any other form of writing.
Encouraging the next generation of filmmakers without scaring them off.
There’s so much to play with, study and write about in the world around you. Start there.
There’s a hell of lot to learn about filmmaking, but school’s not the only place to do it.