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The Idea File — Exercising The “Is this a good idea for a movie” Muscle

Every writer should have an Idea File – preferably a whole bunch of them, a little notebook you carry around, a file on your computer, a file folder, your iPhone, a shoebox. Anything and everything that works for you. My first junior development executive job was working for writer-producers Bruce Evans and Ray Gideon. They […]

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Coin Toss? How do you decide the right idea to write next?

Eenny, Meeny, Miney, Mo…

Eenny, Meeny, Miney, Mo… How do you decide what to write next? It’s the single most important decision you will ever make as a writer. Faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall building in a single bound, a great idea is the most powerful thing in the film business.  A terrific idea can […]

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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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