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 Frank Leroy

Will your script be another Hollywood casualty or does it have a chance at life beyond the page?

Will your script be another Hollywood casualty or does it have a chance at life beyond the page?

ARCHIVED ARTICLE RE-POSTED  Proof of Life The screenplay is not a completed work even after the writer types the final “FADE OUT.” For the writer’s vision to be fully realized, the script must be produced. Unlike the novel that can stand on its own, the screenplay needs financing, actors, a director and a crew to […]

 Ryan Gowland

“It feels really good to be recognized.” Winning the Nicholl Fellowship!

“It feels really good to be recognized.” Winning the Nicholl Fellowship!

Geeta Malik, one of the winners of the 2016 Nicholl Fellowship, discusses what it is like to win the award, the subversive nature of comedy, when to ask for notes, and dealing with rejection.

Geeta Malik, one of the winners of the 2016 Nicholl Fellowship, discusses what it is like to win the award, the subversive nature of comedy, when to ask for notes, and dealing with rejection.

 Lauri Donahue

Don’t Be Good At Anything Else: The Dowdle Brothers on No Escape

Don’t Be Good At Anything Else: The Dowdle Brothers on No Escape

John and Drew Dowdle discuss their latest film, the importance of structure, and why a film is like a small army.

By Lauri Donahue. Going to an all-boys, military Catholic high school turns out to have been excellent preparation for a career in filmmaking. Or at least, that’s the background of the brothers John and Drew Dowdle, and their latest film No Escape, starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, and Pierce Brosnan, has so far earned over […]

 Jim Cirile

The Paradigm Shift—Part 1

The Paradigm Shift—Part 1

Hollywood is making fewer movies than ever

PANELISTS Richard Arlook, The Arlook Group Zach Cox, Circle of Confusion Mark Hertogsohn, Gersh Agency Keya Khayatian, UTA Adam Perry, APA Mitch Solomon, Magnet Management Jake Wagner, Benderspink   “The writer’s strike (and) general economic downturn gave the studios a very good reason to streamline their business—make less movies and be choosier and take bigger […]

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