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Secrets From the Other Side of the Desk

SECRETS FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DESK As a producer, I’ve been in every pitch situation imaginable on both sides of the desk.  I’ve heard thousands of pitches from writers.  I’ve brought pitches into every studio, often with A-list writers, directors and stars attached.  From swank studio conference rooms to a cramped office inside […]

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Damn, I wish I’d thought of that!

Damn, I wish I’d thought of that! In industry meetings, we’re constantly asking writers, “What’s Next?” eager to hear about their next project, hoping it’s a terrific idea. Screenwriting is about decision-making – thousands upon thousands of decisions.  But the single most important decision you will ever make as a writer is what to write […]

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THE PITCH DOCTOR IS IN

THE PITCH DOCTOR is IN:  SAY “Ahh-HA!” What to write next is the single most important decision a writer will ever make.  People pay me BIG bucks to get my Pitch Doctor services.  But with my PITCH ME FOR FREE button you can get a thumbs up or a thumbs down from a pro BEFORE you […]

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Spinach or Kryptonite? Using your Screenwriting Superpowers!

Spinach or Kryptonite? Using your Screenwriting Superpowers! Are you a superhero or a mild mannered reporter?  Understanding your strengths as a screenwriter turns them into your superpowers.  Avoiding your personal Kryptonite and learning your Screenwriting Strengths means you can choose ideas and genres that showcase what you’re best at, and that’s pure Career Rocket Fuel.

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ONE BIG IDEA on PITCHING #1 of 7: BE IN THE ZEN OF THE PITCH

PITCH POINTER #1 BE IN THE ZEN OF THE PITCH Know your story – NO reading EVER. It’s your story right? You need to look at the person you are pitching to so you can read their reactions and know when you’ve got their interest and when you’ve lost them. This is an incredible source […]

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