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David Lean & Me – Some Thoughts On The Celebration Of His Birthday

David Lean & Me – Some Thoughts On The Celebration Of His Birthday

For those of you unfamiliar, today is famed screenwriter, director, and producer David Lean’s birthday. He is known for epic films including Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984). Creative Screenwriting Magazine contributor Pen Densham wrote this retrospective to commemorate David Lean’s filmmaking career after meeting him in person. […]

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A Screenwriter’s Guide To Success

A Screenwriter’s Guide To Success

The creative life of a screenwriter is often filled with potholes, periods of drought and decisions largely out of your control. So how can a screenwriter plan their career? Focus on the creative process more than the outcome. Visualize signing your option agreement or sales contract, discussing your screenplay with a producer, or even watching […]

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5 More Secrets To Selling Your Screenplay… And Not Your Soul!

5 More Secrets To Selling Your Screenplay… And Not Your Soul!

You read Pen Densham’s previous article on selling your screenplay. Here are some more tips get you closer to the sweet smell of screenwriting success: 1) Cold Calling The term for finding buyers you don’t know – yet! Information is golden. Out there could be someone who needs your creativity. To find them is a […]

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10 Surefire Tips To Boost Your Screenwriting Career

10 Surefire Tips To Boost Your Screenwriting Career

Pen Densham has been telling stories since he was knee-high to a grasshopper so he knows a few things about selling your screenplay in the Hollywood jungle. He is also well-aware of the tenacity and resilience screenwriters require to succeed in this business. There will be protracted periods of wondering in the screenwriting desert waiting for […]

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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 […]