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

17Jan 2018

We recently spent some time on Point Of Entry. In a sin deserving of a 50 Shades Of Grey whipping, I somehow left out The Matrix. How does one leave out one the great openings in the history of film? Think about it… in the pre-digital, attention deficit disorder era, you used to get 10 pages […]

10Jan 2018

Video Smorgasbord 3

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Today we’ll offer up a veritable smorgasbord– Part 3 of my recent check of internet screenwriting resources  that come in video form. Hopefully they will be of interest.  And so, without further ado, like they say on ESPN, “let’s go to the videotape!”   HARDCORE HENRY- POV SHOTS “Ever since its showing at the South […]

01Jan 2018

Good Reader, welcome to 2018! I wish you all glad tidings and best of luck in the year to come. Let’s start off here with, yep, screenwriting L I N K S! While I have a small pang of guilt that I didn’t write any of these, it doesn’t much bother me. It’s -20 below […]

15Dec 2017

The Biz: 2017: Part 2

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This is part 2 of my post on The Biz. You can find Part 1 here. By the Biz I’m talking about TV, film, web series, changing trends, etc. I’ll present showbiz-related posts for the year 2017 that I thought were enlightening. As per usual, this is dedicated to your edification in the screenwriting trade […]

03Dec 2017

Great Speeches: V 2.0

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Good Reader, if you’ve read my previous Great Scenes or Speeches posts you know I have a tendency to pick them from 1990 and before. Apologies… I promise the next version of Great Speeches will have nothing pre-Millennium. Meanwhile, I hope some of these killer monologues enlighten your own screenplay process. The first one is […]

23Nov 2017

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” -Erma Bombeck This is my Top 10 Thanksgiving movie list circa 2017. Also 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012. This list is old as hell, and for good reason. Classic movies are timeless… It’s Thanksgiving […]

15Nov 2017

I’m overdue on the subject of free Screenwriting Resources. Some of these I’ve posted before, other stuff offered up today is new. All of it can help you in your quest to get on the board, to have a career, to finally swim with angelfish and African Cichlids in your Hollywood Hills kidney-shaped swimming pool– […]

06Nov 2017

Hey folks… Ever wonder what happens after your movie actually gets made? What does the writer do on set, exactly? How should you conduct yourself? The hunt for the roadrunner across the Sahara desert occupies so much of a writer’s time– what happens when the thing actually gets made? Here’s my most recent article up on […]

25Oct 2017

I’ve done quite a few of these best blog posts over the years. For screenwriting, let’s face it, there’s GO INTO THE STORY and there’s everyone else. Sure, the John August blog is essential. nofilmschool is a staggering resource. William Martell’s Sex In A Submarine is a killer and, of course, Script Mag where, yeah, […]

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