Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

5 Screenwriting Tips

5 Screenwriting Tips You Need to Know… To Be Successful! Let’s get right down to it. You’re staring at your computer screen with one of two emotions—you’re so excited by your new idea you can barely keep your fingers off the keys, or your terrified and feel like it’s a ridiculous premise, and you already […]

Is Your Treatment…

Is Your Treatment Less of a Treat? (How to Make it Sell for You) The function of a treatment is to sell your screenplay. There are no right or wrong ways to write a treatment—just more effective ways. For the record, I’ve only been asked for a treatment a handful of times, although, along with […]

Show Me Your Goods.

(Don’t Tell Me How Sexy They Are) You know I’m not talking about what’s below the belt, don’t you? If you’ve seen my Twitter handle @nakedhollywood it’s possible that’s where your mind wandered—and you probably don’t get the metaphor. If you’re a writer, you’ll understand that I’m referring to what you’ve put down on paper, […]

The Single Sentence…

That will SELL Your Script If you’ve already written your movie script, you might want to scroll back up to the very beginning and start re-reading that masterpiece. (Go ahead, I’ll wait while you weep and cut open another vein. I’ve been there, too.) If you haven’t written anything yet, good! Now you can start […]

The Noodles & The Tanks

 Pitching Hollywood Can you smell it? That’s fear. It’s not coming from me, though. I wear a good deodorant. I spent the summer in Los Angeles—specifically North Hollywood, right down the street from Universal Pictures. As I do every several weeks, I meet with film companies, pitch stories and leave my material—scripts and film treatments—to be reviewed. […]