The Art of Pitching

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…

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2017 Emmy Winners

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 Best Comedy: “Veep” (HBO) Best Drama…

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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…

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Dog & Pony Key Art Creative Brief

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…

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Once Again Comparable Films

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…

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HEather Hale - Investing in Films

What If It Were Your Money?

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…

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21 Hours heather hale

21 Hours

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…

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Heather Hale - Who is reading your Film Proposal

Who is Reading Your Film Proposal – and Why?

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…

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What Goes into a Film Proposal?

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…

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