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 […]
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 who decide what TV shows are greenlit. The panel comprised of Jenny Groom (NBC Entertainment), Amy Israel (Showtime), Peter Micelli (eOne), Nick Pepper (Legendary Television Studios) and Michael Thorn (FOX Entertainment). What […]
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 […]
Controversial producer Gavin Polone tells us what he really thinks.
by Melissa Maroff According to producer/director Gavin Polone, the success of Duck Dynasty and the backwoods TV phenomenon is “a cry for something that doesn’t seem like everything else.” “People are tired of unoriginal characters; nobody on regular TV is like the cast of Duck Dynasty or the Alaskan fishermen,” says Polone, “which ultimately leads […]