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Video Streaming With Attitude – The Future Of The Film & TV Industry

October 14, 2020

The brave new world of video streaming is here to stay. Film and TV writers and content creators alike are adjusting to the new landscape of massive consumer choice. This ranges from traditional “appointment TV” to binge-watching and...

The Interactive Future - 5 Tips For Creating Choice-Driven Content

Alon Benari • December 8, 2019

Interactive movies, television, and ads are here to stay. While Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch thrust the medium into the mainstream, storytellers have been creating this type of content for decades. In the...

Scripted Audio Is Having Its Moment… Again

Bill Taub • August 6, 2019

It’s said those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Well, we’re learning from the past and looking forward to repeating it.There’s a new game in town.Rather an old game. Really a ‘new old’ game....

Producer Jason Mirch Discusses The State Of The Entertainment Industry

March 31, 2019

Jason Mirch is a feature film, television, branded entertainment, and digital content producer and executive with over 15 years of experience. Mirch was the Head of feature and television development at Image Nation, a finance and production company...

Veteran Screenwriter Zak Penn On AR, VR, Gaming & The New Technological Era

Brock Swinson • November 4, 2018

Creative Screenwriting was lucky enough to chat with A-list scribe Zak Penn about storytelling in the rapidly-evolving technological age, how the film industry is evolving and how great things are right now for screenwriters. There are more writing...

Director Alexander Jeffery On Building the El Dorado of Short Films

David Bloom • January 17, 2018

As part of a TV[R]ev series on creators, David Bloom sat down with Alexander Jeffery, whose short film “Memoir” just screened on ShortsTV, the global home of short films. Filmmaker Alexander Jeffery...

Never Give Up

Carole Parker December 15, 2017

It’s taken me eighteen years writing screenplays to get to the point where I am now.  I was just hired to rewrite a big-budget European animated film, and have written a TV pilot that’s not being pitched to networks as we...

Desperation, Dread, & Determination

Geoffrey Calhoun • December 15, 2017

I call them the triple D’s of screenwriting. Dread. Every screenwriter experiences this eventually. You get to a place where it feels like it’s all over. You’ll never get that agent. The manager will never call you back. Will...

Money for Nothin' and Copyright For Free

Douglas Robbins • November 20, 2017

There are all kinds of works in certain subject or use categories that copyright will not protect.  These “uncopyrightable” works can be freely copied and exploited by everyone.[1]  1.                  Ideas Copyright does...

Model NDA: Nondisclosure Agreement

Douglas Robbins • November 20, 2017

This Guide provides a simple Model Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA), controlled by California law and venued, for any action, in San Francisco. This is a fairly broad NDA for parties seeking to collaborate, partner, or buy or sell interests in...

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Linda Seger • November 20, 2017

  Dr. Linda Seger, author of Making a Good Script Great and 8 other books on screenwriting discusses how to set yourself up as a writer so that there is ALWAYS something to write about !   Writers vary in terms of how many ideas...

The Mysterious Development of Your Villain

Max Timm November 20, 2017

The Mysterious Development of Your Villain(an excerpt from Max Timm's online class, The Craft Course)In this week's lesson, we will be focusing on how the other characters in your story - namely the Secondary Character and The Villain/Rival - will...

Model Screenwriter Collaboration Agreement in California

Douglas Robbins • November 20, 2017

This Guide provides a simple Model Screenwriter Collaboration Agreement to be performed in California and arbitrated, if necessary, in San Francisco. The Agreement assumes that the two writers are equal in authority (no one is the boss over the...

Model Graphic Novel Collaboration Agreement in California

Douglas Robbins • November 20, 2017

This Guide provides a simple Model Collaboration Agreement between a writer and an artist to create a graphic novel. The Agreement is controlled by California law and arbitrated, if necessary, in San Francisco. The Agreement assumes that the writer...

Max Timm's Book on The Craft of Screenwriting - Sneak Peek

Max Timm November 20, 2017

This is a sneak peek into the introduction of Max Timm's debut book on screenwriting, (Not Just) Another Book on The Craft of Screenwriting. Max Timm, the Co-Head of the ISA Development Program, creator of the ISA’s 30-Day Screenwriting...

Ghostwriting Agreement for Screenplay in California

Douglas Robbins • November 19, 2017

This Guide provides a simple Model Ghostwriting Agreement to be performed in California and arbitrated, if necessary, in San Francisco. The Agreement assumes that one screenwriter, or producer for that matter (the "Writer"), will pay the second...

An Introduction to Max Timm's The Craft Course Online Class

Max Timm November 19, 2017

You are getting a little view into how the online course that Max Timm created for the ISA works and is presented. In order to take advantage of the full online course, you must go to www.TheCraftCourse.com and select one of the class options. If...

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