Selling the Big Pitch with Ice Cube

Selling the Big Pitch with Ice Cube

Humbug writers Todd R Jones and Earl Richey Jones discuss pitching, persistence and the people who ask: “So what have you worked on that we can see?” Final Draft: So how did you guys get started? Were you writing since you were kids or how did that come about for you...
How I Broke In: Douglas Soesbe

How I Broke In: Douglas Soesbe

It’s been said that a new door opens into Hollywood every day, you just need to figure out how to be in front of the door that opens. There is no set path to success in the film industry. Writers break into Hollywood in countless different ways; contests, personal...
Myth of the Likeable Lead

Myth of the Likeable Lead

The one note you always get from producers is that your lead character – your protagonist – needs to be likeable. I swear, it’s as if it’s on the checklist. You have your first meeting on the script and they insist you make the protagonist more likeable....
Remembering Syd Field: 1935 – 2013

Remembering Syd Field: 1935 – 2013

Beverly Hills, CA—November 17, 2013—Syd Field, long considered by the global film community as “the guru of screenwriting,” died on Sunday, November 17 of hemolytic anemia at his home in Beverly Hills surrounded by his wife, family and friends. He was 77. As Final...