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Never Give Up

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...
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Reality Check

In working with screenwriters for nearly three decades, I’ve noticed three writing issues that arise over and over again.  In each case, a reality check should prove empowering.  1.  Appearance is importantAfter a tweet that...
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Have a Horrible Holiday

Horror Equity Fund discusses the relationship between Horror and the Holidays. 'Twas the night after X-mas and all through the house…  bodies and corpses were starting to mount...Most people don’t think of Horror when they think...
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Money for Nothin' and Copyright For Free

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...
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Model Screenwriter Collaboration Agreement in California

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...
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Model Graphic Novel Collaboration Agreement in California

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...
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Ghostwriting Agreement for Screenplay in California

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...
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