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Phoenix Screenwriters Association, Inc. – Sept 16th

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Phoenix Screenwriters Association, Inc. – Sept 16th

    Am pleased to be joining Carlo Dallomo and the Phoenix Screenwriters Association for a 3-hour workshop on Saturday, September 16th. Looking forward to meeting the folks there and sharing scriptwriting tips and keys to effectively structuring your screenplay. More info: https://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Screenwriters-Group/events/238286353/...

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SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT GROUP ANALYZES “SNATCHED”

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SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT GROUP ANALYZES “SNATCHED”

I’m happy to say I’ll be leading a discussion of the script for the new movie SNATCHED, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, for the Storyboard Screenplay Development Group on Monday, May 8. These are fun gatherings of smart folks held on the Fox lot. For more info and tickets, visit: https://storyboarddg.wordpress.com/ and hope to see you...

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“Don’t draw the line at good enough” – My new interview with Creative Screenwriting.com

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“Don’t draw the line at good enough” – My new interview with Creative Screenwriting.com

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Judging for Humanitas

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Judging for Humanitas

  According to Wikipedia, “Humanitas” is a Latin noun meaning human nature, civilization and kindness.  What a lovely word, isn’t it? It’s also the name of a wonderful organization in Los Angeles, established in 1974, which, among other things, annually gives out awards to the film and television projects it believes “affirm the human dignity, explore the meaning of life, enlighten the use of human freedom and reveal to each person our common humanity.” Per their website, HUMANITAS exists to encourage writers who create contemporary media to use their...

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A FEW GOOD LAUGHS

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A FEW GOOD LAUGHS

Four of my favorite writing/movie business cartoons.    ...

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MONEY MONSTER – STORYBOARD DISCUSSION GROUP

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MONEY MONSTER – STORYBOARD DISCUSSION GROUP

  I recently had the pleasure of being invited to moderate a group discussion of this script for The Storyboard Development Group at Fox Studios, and I gotta say, if you are in Los Angeles, have aspirations of being a screenwriter and are not attending these gatherings, you are missing out! The group was warm and welcoming, and the discussion was smart, lively, opinionated, respectful and a lot of fun. Storyboard DG meets once a month on the Fox lot, and for the price of $40 you not only not only get a copy of the script and admission to the discussion, but also sandwiches and drinks....

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