Maybe you have a great idea for a movie, and you’re thinking to yourself, “Man, if I only knew how to write a screenplay.” Or maybe you’ve started your screenplay already, but you get to a certain point where you JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT! Or maybe you’ve already finished your screenplay, read it over again, hated it, and smashed your hard drive. Don’t give up on your dreams just yet— not until you’ve read this book.
I've penned or produced TV programs for Paramount, Lifetime, Hallmark, Dick Clark Productions, Viacom, Disney Channel, PBS and Showtime as well as feature films released by Universal, Warner Bros., Momentum, eOne, Equinoxe, First Look, DARO and Vision Films. I've also been a television development executive and worked independently as a TV series show runner and freelance screenwriter.
As a writer/producer, I have a unique perspective as both a creator and an acquirer of screenplays. I've story edited, story consulted and mentored emerging and professional screenwriters for dozens of years. I've taught screenwriting courses at universities, colleges and institutes. And I've delivered courses and workshops to students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Carole Kirschner – Director of the CBS Diversity Writers Program and the WGA Showrunner Training Program and author of Hollywood Game Plan
Jim Bigham, producer/production manager - Ballers, Magic Mike, Dolphin Tale
Lee Gluckman, Chairman - U.S. International FIlm & Video Festival
Grant Harvey, director - Wynonna Earp, Orphan Black, Tin Star, 12 Monkeys
Michael Jorgensen, Emmy® Award-winning producer - Unclaimed, Battle of the X-Planes
Thomas Herod, Jr., Director - Director/A.D. - Curse of the Starving Class, Scam
Francis Damberger, director - Heartland, Due South, Honey I Shrunk the Kids
Robert Frederick, producer - MacGyver, Witness Protection, The Wild Guys
Scot Morison, screenwriter - Finding Bobbi, Jake and the Kid
Margaret Mardirossian, producer - The Liquidator, X-Weighted
Dennis Foon, novelist/playwright/screenwriter – Indian Horse, Life Above All