Following are links to some of my articles and reviews:

Don’t Be Good At Anything Else: The Dowdle Brothers on No Escape

Going to an all-boys, military Catholic high school turns out to have been excellent preparation for a career in filmmaking.

It’s the Talmud — with zombies! — in new Israeli horror film

Israeli horror movies, such as the hot new English-language “JeruZalem” by Yoav and Doron Paz, are winning awards and drawing sell-out crowds at film festivals all over the world.

How Your Indie-style Script Could Get You a Job with Disney Animation

“We’re constantly reading scripts. The difference is, we’re reading for the writer’s voice — not for the material. The directors are coming up with their own ideas; it’s not our job to find them ideas. So we get to read a much broader range of scripts than we would if we were just looking for material for Disney Animation.”

Miramax Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Sherlock Holmes Movie

The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sued Miramax for copyright infringement over the planned release of the upcoming film Mr. Holmes – even though a US federal appeals court ruled a year ago that the character of Sherlock Holmes was – mostly – in the public domain.

Eli Attie: From the White House to the West Wing

Eli Attie’s name was one of the first I noticed when I started paying attention to the writing credits on TV shows.  When his name appeared in the opening moments of The West Wing, I knew the episode would be a good one.

The Fault in Our Stars — Written in Six Days

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are a screenwriting team – one of the busiest (and probably the fastest) in Hollywood, working on both indie and studio projects

Comic-Con for Screenwriters: Austin Film Festival

What Comic-Con is for comic book fans, the Austin Film Festival’s Writer’s Conference is for screenwriters.

Back to the Black List:  An Interview with founder Franklin Leonard

Launched in 2005, The Black List quickly became a Hollywood institution.

Moneyball for Movies: Market Research for Screenwriters

When Variety reported on July 22 that Piedmont Media Research had developed a system for predicting a movie’s box office take before the film was even made, the firm started fielding calls from some unexpected customers: screenwriters.

‘Lion’ tale survives courtroom jungle

One day in 1939, a tall, sharp-dressed Zulu man named Solomon Linda walked into Johannesburg’s only recording studio and improvised the most famous song to come out of Africa.

The dead man`s (empty) chest

“… full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

I am referring to the summer popcorn movie in general, and specifically to “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” which racked up a record-breaking $135.6 million in its first three days.

Monster hunting for fun and profit

When the number of players of Blizzard Entertainment’s online game “World of Warcraft” topped 6 million a few months ago, WoW reached another milestone: it now generates more than $1 billion a year in subscriber revenues.

 

 

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