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 Jim

“Own What You Write. Stand By Your Taste.” Advice From Zach Cox, Manager At Circle Of Confusion

“Own What You Write. Stand By Your Taste.” Advice From Zach Cox, Manager At Circle Of Confusion

Zach Cox has been at Circle Of Confusion for over 12 years. He started as an intern in the Fall of 2006 and became a manager by the fall of 2010. Zach has an unquenchable thirst for character-driven stories regardless of genre and believes great storytelling is a gift that can be honed, but not […]

 Jim

What Is Your TV Show’s Superpower?

What Is Your TV Show’s Superpower?

Creative Screenwriting Magazine attended this year’s Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. Studios to discuss the current state of our industry. We attended a comprehensive panel discussion with some senior industry executives on the future of producing film and TV shows. The panel comprised of Agnes Chu (Disney+), Craig Erwich (Hulu), Vernon Sanders (Amazon Studios), Michel Wright (EPIX) and moderated by Chris […]

 Brock Swinson

Nina Ameri on the Legal Side of Screenwriting

Nina Ameri on the Legal Side of Screenwriting

Ms. Ameri is a Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney who represents independent film producers, production companies, writers, actors, and directors in a variety of transactions ranging from acquisition of intellectual property and life story rights, corporate formation, talent agreements, writer agreements, producer agreements, director agreements, music licensing agreements for independent motion pictures, sales agency and distribution […]

 Alexander Robb

7 Ways Screenwriters Can Give A More Effective Pitch

7 Ways Screenwriters Can Give A More Effective Pitch

Pitching is a delicate dance between screenwriter and executive. A mating ritual of words and story ideas. A seduction. Much of it is rehearsed, but there is a certain amount of winging it involved, especially if screenwriters need to pivot to change their pitching tack in a flagging room. Screenwriters need to read the room, […]

 Jeff York

The Difficulties in Adapting Stephen King’s Horror for the Screen

The Difficulties in Adapting Stephen King’s Horror for the Screen

Ever since Stephen King became a best-selling author in the 1970s, Hollywood has been eager to adapt his works for the big and small screen. With such a long history, not every adaptation is going to be great, but more have been terrific than one might realize. Few would argue about the classic status of […]

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