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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 […]

***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 […]

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 […]

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May 11, 2017 0 Comment

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 […]

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 […]