Best Movies of 2019
My pick of top three movies of 2019 tackle greed, racism, cruelty, divorce, and let’s throw in the holocaust while we’re at it. So why do they uplift? Because that’s not
Character Motivation: How to flesh out a character by writing less!
Fleshing out characters can ruin your script. Focus instead on character motivation. I get road rage (road rage!) when I hear anyone tell a writer that such-and-such character needs to
Definition of Talent: How to Find Your Talent (Quickly)!
KISSING IN THE KITCHEN, Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″ © painting by Ela Thier Don’t ask if you’re talented; ask how to find your talent. What’s the definition of
Director vs Producer – Difference between director and producer, and how to be both when you have to
I was once pitching a film to a potential investor and he went off on me about being both a producer and a director on the project, and how no
How to Format a Screenplay: The Ultimate 10-Minute Screenplay Format Video Tutorial
Three reasons to be a stick in the mud when it comes to Screenplay format Listen, I’m all about creativity, but not when it comes to screenplay format. That’s where
How To Give Constructive Criticism That Inspires
Constructive feedback is that thing we writers, filmmakers and all artists have a love-hate relationship with. Here’s a personal story that encapsulates my approach: When I was a 19-year-old film