Script Secrets: I’ve Seen That Before | Part II

Script Secrets: I’ve Seen That Before | Part II

Yes, it’s a sequel. After MAD MAX (1979) and ROAD WARRIOR (1981) and BEYOND THUNDERDOME (1985) we had to wait 30 years and a couple of BABE movies for 70 year old George Miller to give us the fourth film in the Mad Max series, FURY ROAD… which some claim is just...
Script Secrets: I’ve Seen That Before | Part I

Script Secrets: I’ve Seen That Before | Part I

Imagine eating a McDonald’s Big Mac for every meal for the rest of your life. Aside from whatever health problems this might cause, how long would it be until you got bored of the food and stopped tasting it? You eat one Big Mac, you have eaten them all… they...
Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds

You all know the trailer voice over cliché “In a world … ” which was kind of the trademark of the late Don Lafontaine, who even used it in a couple of trailers for movies I wrote. There’s even a great little indie film by Lake Bell called In A World about the...
Why Your Script SHOULDN’T Stand Out

Why Your Script SHOULDN’T Stand Out

If I want you to read this blog post, what would it take to catch your interest? I would probably have to tell a joke or two, perhaps throw in an engaging anecdote early on to catch your interest. Would you forgive my post if I had a few typos thrown in...
Complications Ensue

Complications Ensue

Whenever I get roped into reading contest finalists, one of the common problems with scripts is often that they are sketchy. They seem like the rough draft (and maybe they are) – the artist’s charcoal sketch before they break out the brushes and oils and...