Michael Lee Simpson

Why Casablanca Is Considered One Of The Best Films Of All Time

Why Casablanca Is Considered One Of The Best Films Of All Time

No one expected it at the time. Casablanca sparkled with Hollywood stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid, but was predicted to be yet another Warner Bros. war picture. Based on Murray Burnett and Joan Allison’s unproduced play, Everybody Comes to Rick’s, the rights were acquired by Hal B. Wallis for $20,000— the highest amount […]

 Jim

Film Producer Chris Goldberg Discusses What It Takes For Screenwriters To Make It In The Business

Film Producer Chris Goldberg Discusses What It Takes For Screenwriters To Make It In The Business

Chris Goldberg started his career as a literary scout for 20th Century Fox where he was involved in the rights deals for Gone Girl, The Martian, and The Fault In Our Stars, all three of which were #1 at the Box Office and #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. After recently serving as […]

 Carolina Groppa

Carolina Groppa Explains Exactly What Film Producers Do. So Be Nice To Them!

Carolina Groppa Explains Exactly What Film Producers Do. So Be Nice To Them!

For as long as the film industry has existed, so have producers. But so has the general public’s confusion about what producers actually do. It’s surprising how poorly it is understood given the importance of this high profile position. In a nutshell, a producer brings all the elements of a film together to create a […]

 Jim

Finding A Home For Your Film Or TV Series

Finding A Home For Your Film Or TV Series

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… and everything in between. The panel comprised of Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation), Dee Harris-Lawrence (David Makes Man), Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), Alexandra […]

 Jim

Cobalt Capital Ventures Co-Founder Kevin Christoffersen Talks Film Finance

Cobalt Capital Ventures Co-Founder Kevin Christoffersen Talks Film Finance

The film financing world has become more lean and nimble. The days of indiscriminate seven-figure check writing are behind us. Creative Screenwriting spoke with Kevin Christoffersen, co-founder of venture capital firm Cobalt Capital Ventures which specializes in production, financing structures, investment negotiations, distribution project development and co-ordination in film, TV and other media. His experience in […]

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