5 Questions You Were Too Afraid to Ask About Being a Screenwriter by Indiewire’s Emily Buder

“For those hoping to break in, the world of screenwriting can seem like a black box. Unless you know industry insiders or have an agent, your first screenplay’s journey from Final Draft to production will be an unparalleled challenge.”   ‘Barton Fink’  (Indiewire via 20th Century Fox)   1. Do I have to live in […]


Why Story Matters

Why Story Matters By Vicki Peterson   For the last several years, there’s been much talk in Hollywood   about   the extinction of feature screenwriting. The spec market is dead. Digital platforms are on the rise. It’s widely known that most writing jobs are in television, not features. Even the ABC/Disney Fellowship Program, designed to discover […]


Sundance Scoop – “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl cleaned house at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival by winning both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.  ““Me and Earl” is the story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a withdrawn, awkward teenager just trying to coast through his senior year of high school, whose only real pleasure is making parodies […]


Live Ustream with DP Kristian Kachikis – Wednesday, May 13th, 6PM PST!

Meet Kristian Kachikis, the Director of Photography of Dog Bowl, on Gordy Hoffman’s Screenwriting Sitdown.    With the natural and instinctive eye of a still photographer, Kris Kachikis is a gifted technician – pure at times, experimental at others. View Kristian’s full bio and more of his work here!    Gordy’s short film Dog Bowl […]


‘This Is For The Writers!’ A Conversation with Diablo Cody

Diablo Cody is the multi-talented writer, producer and director who landed firmly in Hollywood with her Oscar-winning screenplay Juno in 2008.  As she stepped atop the stage at the Kodak Theater to accept her golden Oscar statuette from Harrison Ford, she first proclaimed, “This is for the writers!” If that statement tells you anything about […]