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“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 […]

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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 […]

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“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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True Crime Podcasts Are Booming As Popular TV Series

True Crime Podcasts Are Booming As Popular TV Series

It used to be that best-selling novels were the key sources of adaptations to films and television series. Podcasts are increasingly rivaling them for that place and becoming an inspiration for TV series. So far, the true crime has been the predominant genre that translates to our television screens, but this seems set to change […]

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“We Prefer Stories Relatable To Our World Today” Says Lawrence Bender Productions Creative Executive, Janet Jeffries

“We Prefer Stories Relatable To Our World Today” Says Lawrence Bender Productions Creative Executive, Janet Jeffries

Janet Jeffries is a Development and Production executive working in both features and television for Lawrence Bender Productions / Bender Brown TV Productions. Recent films include Greta directed by Neil Jordan and the recent release, Capone starring Tom Hardy. In production is the Netflix original feature The Harder They Fall directed by Jeymes Samuel. Lawrence Bender’s […]