Pen Densham

4 Secrets To Selling Your Screenplay… And Not Your Soul!

4 Secrets To Selling Your Screenplay… And Not Your Soul!

As a four-year-old, I was impressed by seeing my parents making short 35mm films for the movie theaters, even riding a live 7 ft alligator in one of them. Those experiences caused me to have a life-long desire to conjure visual and emotional magic with a story and a camera. I suspect, those who are […]

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Write Worlds And Characters Actors Want To Play

Write Worlds And Characters Actors Want To Play

I am convinced that actors with creative intelligence want to play roles that challenge, expand, and refresh their artistic instincts. They want to get involved with films that get noted for Oscar consideration. It’s the job of the screenwriter to create worlds and character roles actors want to play. When stars commit to a movie […]

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Why We Watch Movies – It All Comes Down To Biology

Why We Watch Movies – It All Comes Down To Biology

Joseph Campbell became the patron saint of screenwriters thanks to George Lucas famously using his theories when he created Star Wars. Campbell studied thousands of myths, parables, and legends, from all time periods, religions and cultures. In his book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, he related that all heroes, regardless of his culture of […]