Posts Posts by: "Heather"

69th Annual Emmy Awards Photo Albums Directors’ Nominees Reception Arrivals Awards Show Governors Ball   A complete list of all the winners of the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are listed at emmys.com. Best Comedy: “Veep” (HBO) Best Drama: “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) Best Limited Series: “Big Little Lies” (HBO) Best Actress, Comedy…(Read More)

For Jane Friedman’s “5 On” series, author Chris Jane asks Heather 5 questions on writing including: the top five mistakes screenwriters make, the usefulness of online script databases and how to approach a first screenwriting contract. 5 on Writing What movie or movies ignited your interest in screenwriting and what was your very first…(Read More)

As promised in How to Work the Film & TV Markets: A Guide for Content Creators, Dog & Pony have generously shared with all of us a great gift: their five-page feature film key art creative brief. This same worksheet can be used for TV projects, books and even musicals and plays – just adjust…(Read More)

Film comps are always a challenge. It’s a tall order to find matches that accurately reflect the genre, milieu, tone, themes, sensibilities and target audiences while at the same time pair with reasonably comparable calibers of cast and budgets – while at the same time, only include those that are “current” in today’s wildly…(Read More)

Pitching can be creative and (dare I say it?) even fun. And if you get good at it, it can empower and liberate you to do more of what you love to do:  write. Writers are storytellers. But when they have to sell their stories, they often freeze up. That’s an unfortunate and unnecessary…(Read More)

HEather Hale - Investing in Films

I mean…really. Your money? A Great Screenwriting Exercise: If you’ve ever produced your own independent film, you know what I’m talking about: entire scenes get slashed because there just isn’t time (or, more accurately: ever enough money). But even in development of big budget studio features, writers must reduce their scripts…(Read More)

21 Hours heather hale

When his dream car is hijacked, a high school football coach is seat belted in to a terrorist death trap and forced to play the unwilling suicide bomber in a Jihadist game of revenge roulette when he must race cross country in 21 hours flat to beat the clock to save his family – and…(Read More)

Film Proposal

As much as a screenplay evolves – changing dramatically (and hopefully for the better) from initial concept to the first draft, through rewriting on through the development, pre- and production processes, so, too, should your indie film “package” (investor presentation, business plan, joint venture proposals, website and any and all marketing materials) constantly be refined…(Read More)

Heather Hale - Who is reading your Film Proposal

You have to give serious thought to WHO you’re presenting your indie film package to – and WHY: Are you seeking an attachment? Are you wanting an A-List or High Profile Actor to attach?  That package or proposal ought to highlight the great “Actor’s Bait” role; Are you soliciting a high-level director…(Read More)

First, you should read: Who is Reading My Film Proposal – and Why? What Goes into a Film Proposal? Based on your hit list targets and call to action goals, your package may or may not include all of the following material (you may not even have or have a clue to some of it…(Read More)