Paul Peditto is an award-winning screenwriter and director. His low-budget film Jane Doe starring Calista Flockhart won Best Feature at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival. Six of his screenplays have been optioned including Crossroaders to Haft Entertainment (Emma, Dead Poets Society). He recently wrote and produced the micro-budget feature Chat, currently distributed on iTunes, VUDU, YouTube, and Dish Network by Gravitas Ventures. . . . more

20Aug 2017

OK, this is the last of it. Part 5 of the Jane Doe Chronicles From Hell. I’ve sworn off Jane Doe posts. If you want to see my red-haired stepchild of a movie, you can now do so for free on YouTube:  This is a closure piece, wrapping up with a quick, joyful recollection of my […]

09Aug 2017

“Nearly four decades ago, herds of buses began thundering down the highway to Atlantic City, where in windowless factories built next to the sea, paper and plastic were extracted from leather wallets. About 32 million people a year spread across the carpeted factory floors. Today the herds of buses have thinned almost to extinction. It’s […]

25Jul 2017

Today, yes! S-E-X-Y screenplay format! Back in the early days of Script Gods Must Die I wrote about 17 posts on this subject(find them by typing format in the search bar top of page). I will update some of these for folks new to both screenwriting and Script Gods. The rest of you experts got […]

17Jul 2017

Yes it’s time to hearken back to the vast wasteland of the internet once again for– Best Screenwriting Links! This is another mix of what’s out there and don’t worry, I’ve done the ground work in cutting out all the shyte that people want you to buy into as valuable advice. A dangerous and time […]

07Jul 2017

In last week’s post I went over “Rules” 1-5 for Micro-Budget. These aren’t rules at all. You can break any one of them and make a killer movie. I’m just giving guidelines on how you can save some $$$$ when you’re making your own movie. The stills are from Chat, the 44k movie my partner […]

25Jun 2017

***HEY ALL! Just back from a month of faraway Eastern landscapes where I confronted Real Feel temperatures of 107 and consulted the Gods for wisdom on future projects. I also dipped my feet into an aquarium filled with feet-chewing fish that felt like a hundred electric razors buzzing. The Gods instructed me to humble myself […]

12May 2017

Yep, it’s that time of year, EVERY year… we’re talking best screenwriting blogs, we’re talking John August. How he finds time for the blog with everything he’s got going on professionally is a minor miracle. These days, it seems he spends most of his blog time with Scriptnotes, the best screenwriting podcast out there. Even […]

11May 2017

Mixed Bag

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THE SAD ECONOMICS OF INTERNET FAME Thanks to Gaby Dunn and Fusion.net for this enlightening article of how being famous on YouTube doesn’t always lead to big bucks. “It was all so painfully awkward. That night, Brittany Ashley, a lesbian stoner in red lipstick, was at Eveleigh, a popular farm-to-table spot in West Hollywood. The […]

02May 2017

Today, Good Reader, we’ll be looking at classic title sequences. If, as Hitchcock instructs, film is the juxtaposition of images for maximum emotional impact, then the title sequence is something the screenwriter should consider. Point Of Entry is critical. Picking up the story at the latest possible moment. But even before that is the imagery […]