With the country on lockdown, kids are being homeschooled, people are working from home, and writers are hoping to get words on the page. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman starts 30 days of screenwriting homeschooling with tips for developing your characters.
Tom Stempel doesn’t exactly disagree with the Academy voters about Parasite, but he has more reservations than they do. Then he gets onto new movies like The Rhythm Section and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and gives you an appreciation of Harriet Frank Jr.
Dave Trottier, "Dr. Format," continues answering readers' questions about scene headings to help you format your screenplay with confidence.
Dan Goforth talks with Kevin Downes, producer of "I Still Believe," the inspirational true-life story of grammy-nominated Christian music star Jeremy Camp’s journey of love, heartbreak and faith.
Comedy guru Evan Smith explores a recent development in how sitcom pilots are structured—a new use of an old plot convention.
Susan Kouguell shared advice about getting your spec script ready for market.
Emmy-winning writer, actor, and producer, Lena Waithe, talks with Mike Sargent about her career, her writing process, and breaking the rules.
Ashley Scott Meyers talks with writer/director Philip Harder about the Drama Tuscaloosa (2019). The cast includes Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things - Netflix TV Series), Tate Donovan and Devon Bostick.
Filmmaker Brando Benetton credits include writing and directing the short "Nightfire" (2020). He talks about this action/thriller and how Brando was able to create a lot of production value on a tight budget.
This week's podcast guest is Actor/Director Eric Etebari, discussing his latest action-adventure movie, "Emerald Run" (2020). Topics include how taking an acting class changed his life and how Directors can create a "Performance Environment" on set.
Susan Kouguell speaks with Paul Laverty about his new film "Sorry We Missed You," a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy.”
Entertainment attorney Christopher Schiller touches on a little noted and often overlooked clause in nearly every contract, the force majeure clause, that has suddenly received much more attention given current events.
Barri Evins reveals the most powerful way to getting read and getting ahead. More fierce than talent, more reliable than luck, relationships are vital.
Being on a lockdown with COVID-19 quarantine can mess with a writer's mind. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares tips for writers on how to maintain your sanity and attempt to keep your writing goals on track. Plus, there are freebies!