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 Jim

5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know Before Writing A Blockbuster Movie

5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know Before Writing A Blockbuster Movie

Screenwriters should always think big in terms of their careers. Blockbuster big. We all want our films to be seen by the largest audience possible. In old studio parlance, the term blockbuster referred to audiences queuing around the block to see a movie, which equated to big box office. The term blockbuster is frequently associated with […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 1)

How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 1)

Dry Vodka Martini – Shaken Not Stirred. That famous drink immortalized by Sean Connery (James Bond) will forever live in our collective drinking psyches. Connery may have passed earlier this year, but his suave spy persona will live on in cinematic eternity as style-aspiring males point their finger guns at the screen. It seems befitting […]

 Jim

“Know Your Space” Says Peter Katz From Story Driven

“Know Your Space” Says Peter Katz From Story Driven

Manager/ Producer Peter Katz who heads Story Driven entered the film industry as an independent producer and has worked with some industry heavyweights including Adam Wingard (Home Sick) and Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). His current client roster includes G.O. Parsons who wrote Willy’s Wonderland starring Nicolas Cage and Brad Keen whose script Smart House […]

 Jim

How Does The Story Development Process Work?

How Does The Story Development Process Work?

Development and its more familiar scary cousin development hell are terms every screenwriter is familiar with. The screenplay development process is broken up into two key stages – pre and post-sale. Writers are typically involved in both stages although their work is driven by slightly different factors in each. Screenplay development includes all the drafts […]

 Jim

“I Wanted To Be The Manager I Never Had” Says Jeff Belkin From Zero Gravity Management

“I Wanted To Be The Manager I Never Had” Says Jeff Belkin From Zero Gravity Management

Jeff Belkin represents screenwriters and directors for both film and television at Zero Gravity Management (Ozark, The Accountant). His stable of clients ranges from first-timers, Blacklist writers, and the more established studio scribes. He has active projects with Thunder Road (The Broker), Echo Lake (Francis and the Godfather), Voltage (Surveillance), Mandalay (Retrograde), and a host […]

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