Mark Sevi

Writing The Perfect Hallmark Holiday Romantic Comedy Movie

Writing The Perfect Hallmark Holiday Romantic Comedy Movie

Holiday films screened during major holidays are as sure as horror films screening at Halloween. Mark Sevi spoke with mega-producer Carol Baum about how screenwriters can best position themselves to sell their screenplays into this market which consistently looks for this material every year. Hallmark is the biggest producer of these films. According to Carol […]

 Jeff York

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Rom-Com at the Movies These Days?

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Rom-Com at the Movies These Days?

Have romantic comedies lost their luster these days because romance is such an antiquated concept in a nation where one out of every two marriages ends in divorce or a quick Tinder date will do just as nicely sans the headache? Is the screenplay structure for them too evident in its ‘boy meets girl, boy […]

 Christopher McKittrick

Screenwriters: Are You In The Mood For Love? Write A Romcom

Screenwriters: Are You In The Mood For Love? Write A Romcom

Few films genres are as divisive as the romantic comedy. “Rom coms” are regularly dismissed as shallow, unrealistic projections of romance. It’s certainly true that many romantic comedies present a fantasy-land version of modern-day relationships, love, and marriage. Yet like with other film genres, award-winning, critically-acclaimed romantic comedies such as Annie Hall (1977), Moonstruck (1987), Say […]