WE, OURSELVES, AND US: Sometimes It’s Not All About You

WE, OURSELVES, AND US: Sometimes It’s Not All About You

  Welcome to the first edition of Lunacy Algebra, a series of metaphorical formulas and existential equations designed to help you achieve your goals in filmmaking while also providing a little insight into life in general. (Apologies to anyone presently enduring...
WHEN YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW

WHEN YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW

  The film business has an interesting relationship with morality. I’m not talking about the latest scandals. I’m going back to the beginning. From the start, filmmakers have been widely regarded as entertainment’s most hyperbolic storytellers. Movies based on,...
THE THREE DAY RULE

THE THREE DAY RULE

  If you’ve ever taken one of my classes, you’ve probably heard me champion the Three Day Rule. While these days it’s almost exclusively associated with dating, a cooling off period is a good idea anytime strong emotions are involved. So what’s my version of the Three...
THE RIGHT WAY TO RIGHTS: A beginner’s guide to acquiring IP

THE RIGHT WAY TO RIGHTS: A beginner’s guide to acquiring IP

Anyone can write a script based on an original idea, but preexisting material, with a built-in audience and some track record of success, is often prized by studios. Be it comic books, best selling novels, remakes of old films, or true stories, established...