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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)

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)

Storytelling MindMap - Heather ale

We all know that great writing comes from great rewriting. And that second acts are where the real writers live. All that’s true. So very true. But it’s also true that we can all be guilty of nursing a labor of love script to death. At some point, you just have to let…(Read More)

It’s a challenge to get the right people in power to read your screenplays. The chasm between a query – or even a successful pitch – to a sale can feel insurmountable. Encapsulating everything that’s great about your project into a logline or even a one sheet can feel daunting. Enter: pitch packages. A pitch…(Read More)

Writing a Spec Script for a TV Series In teaching Screenwriters University’s Writing a Spec Script for a TV series, it’s reminded me how much every writer just wants to write their own original material. And that they are purely writing these spec scripts just to get work or an agent or manager…(Read More)

Producer Anne Marie Gillen recently posed this question to our Mastermind Group: ”What keeps you awake at night? What are those nasty thoughts that keep playing around in your head?  The shoulda-coulda-woulda?” It stimulated such an open and honest discussion about our communal fears and insecurities that we entrepreneurial artists all share but…(Read More)

Yesterday, my watercolor teacher who ya’ll know I love so much, took our class on a field trip to the Watercolor West Annual Juried Exhibition in Orange County and to learn from a wonderful demonstration by Tony Sheets. So cool. Imagine being so good at your art that you could literally be in flow…(Read More)